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Vulnerability: How To Embrace It

The “V” Word Have you ever noticed that until you buy say a particular type of car, you were almost completely unaware of the number of them already on the road? All of a sudden, every other car on the highway is a M-series BMW (yes, that was my dream car). Well the same thing was happening to me with a particular word just over a decade ago. I was in conversation with someone and she mentioned her fears around intimacy. We discussed this and her concern had to do

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How To Be In Partnership With Your Mate

What Are We? What is your understanding of the word “partnership” whether in a business or romantic context? The Free Dictionary has this definition for those in business partnership: “An association of two or more persons engaged in a business enterprise in which the profits and losses are shared proportionally. The legal definition of a partnership is generally stated as “an association of two or more persons to carry on as co-owners a business for profit.” Having posed that question, I did a Google search for the word. Funny enough

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7 Things Women Want From Men

Men Seem Not To Know What do women want in their relationships with men? So often some men can be heard lamenting that they have no idea what women really want. Well, A start would be to keep their private parts trimmed or maybe even willing to use the Depilatory Complete Guide to great effect. Writing from a woman’s perspective, guys tend to believe women want too much. I vehemently believe, without reserve, that some men clearly do not understand our intricacies and complex mental makeup. That is it! But

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Fire Sticks: What To Do With Them?

Tuesday Thought© Although my early twenties were spent in the very cold capital of the Ukraine, I only had the pleasure once to sit around a fireplace. My recollection is that it was an electric one. Living in Canada now for 15 years, I have had the distinct pleasure of basking in the glow of both electric and wood burning fireplaces. The first time that I had to actually get the latter started is material for another post. Today’s conversation on fire sticks have more to do with matters of

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Interracial Couples Are Everywhere

Our World Is Blending This one is personal. It is intimate on many levels. Who knows, it may even be controversial. Revised and edited somewhat, this post on interracial relationships was first published in 2014 on my former blog. At the time the original was published, my status was married. We were discussing in a series how the world and its human inhabitants are “intermingling,” might we say? The conversation remains very relevant today as we see an increase in ‘mixed race’ relationships. From personal experience, I can tell you

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Arranged Marriages Pakistan Style

There’s More To Them They say marriages are made in heavens. But, in reality, there is more to marriages than just simple heavenly connection. This “more to marriages” is obvious in societies where marriages have deep social connotations and they are not merely a union of two people at their own sweet will. That social connection is most visible in arranged marriages. Recently, during the traditional marriage season in Pakistan, which starts September each year and ends during Spring, roughly March); millions of couples tied the knot. Being a social

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Stop Chasing, Let It Come To You!

Lesson Learned One thing I no longer do – chasing people or anything. It was a favourite pastime of mine years ago but after falling flat on my face, bursting my lips and having my face smashed in – literally and figuratively – I stopped. As we continue the conversation about intimate relationships, today’s post is one that was published on one of my former blogs and, with some minor editing and updating, it is shared with you to explore another aspect of this topic. The Chasing Game “You have

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Married But Alone? What Went Wrong?

Single Life Might Have Been Better There are two Jamaica proverbs or sayings about relationships and being married that really appeal to me for different reasons.  When I was about 10 or so years old, Jamaica’s National Folk Singers came to my school – well a section of the group. One of the many songs they did stuck with me for many years and after every breakup, it would come to mind and roll off my lips only to be forgotten as soon as another potential partner caught my attention: