Quit Relationship

QUIT WHILE YOU ARE AHEAD

Dear Dorothy, I am a 26-year-old graduate. I have been dating a guy for five years. He proposed to me and I accepted. We are about to set dates for our native and white weddings. You will think that with my marriage in front of me, I will be one of the happiest girls around. […]

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Cheating Partner

MY HUSBAND IS KEEPING ANOTHER WOMAN

Dear Dorothy, My husband and I have been married for about 18 years, and we have 3 kids together – two boys and a girl. We are both working professionals, he is a banker and I run a successful law firm. We live in a detached house in one the upscale areas of Lagos which […]

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child marriage

ADDRESSING PAEDOPHILIA AND CHILD MARRIAGE IN NIGERIA

I think it is time we break this culture of silence and speak openly about some of these “unspeakable subjects”. Why must we stay quiet or silent when things are going wrong around us? Is it because we are part of the perpetrators of these ills? We must begin to address these issues openly and […]

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Mother's Sacrifice

ARE YOU SACRIFICING YOUR LIFE FOR THE CHILDREN’S SAKE?

You are in a bad marriage which you should have ended a long time ago. Now 30 years on, everything about your life is falling apart due to a lack of connection, intimacy, and a toxic partner. You could have ended the marriage so many years ago when you saw the signs that you were […]

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Dad and Daughter

DON’T LET ANYONE CHANGE YOU

My beloved daughter, In life you need to have a good sense of self-awareness. You also have to develop and maintain a good degree of self-confidence. Think highly of yourself. Never diminish yourself by not expressing your opinion, being oversensitive and being quiet so as to blend in, to belong, to fit in, to make […]

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broken heart

I FEEL BETRAYED

Dear Dorothy, I have been married for 30 years. I just turned sixty and my wife is fifty years old. Our marriage has had its ups and downs like most marriages, but I thought ours was not bad as we seemed quite happy. You can imagine my shock when I recently learnt that my wife […]

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laziness, GOALS, BIMBOLA  AMAO, IS YOUR laziness STANDING IN THE WAY OF YOUR GOALS?

IS YOUR laziness STANDING IN THE WAY OF YOUR GOALS?

By BIMBOLA  AMAO  I should turn in my article every Wednesday though it gets published on Fridays. But this is Friday morning and I am struggling with my different drafts, notebooks and laptop. I am simply uninspired to follow through a draft and make it worth reading. There is that temptation to text the publisher […]

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Dad and Daughter

ADVICE PAPA GAVE ME: WHAT IS DONE IS DONE. DON’T DWELL ON IT

My dear daughter, Life is such that at any given moment, we may feel some kind of pain, anger, sadness, frustration, disappointment or regret because of some issue that we are dealing with. It is important to examine the source of this anguish within us to determine if we are still caught up in the […]

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what are friends for, Brilliant Brush Galleries, the danger of online relationships, online dating, virtual dating, human interaction

WHAT ARE FRIENDS FOR?

Many of us have adopted a frenetic lifestyle which leaves us with little time to appreciate, value and nurture our friendships, thereby opening ourselves to emotional distress because we have no one to turn to when the going gets tough. When was the last time you gathered with your friends for fun with loads of […]

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