Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Strictly Soulmates - Finding The One Within Your Faith

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Strictly Soulmates is a TV series in which members of different faiths look for their perfect partner. There is a Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Hindu version of the show. I've seen the Christian and Muslim videos and I think there's something in there for a lot of us to learn from and have a conversation about within our circles. Watch when you have the time, each is about an hour long. This is the blurb for the show

Looking for love is tough at the best of times and it can be even harder when your pool of potential partners is small. Welcome to the world of being young, single and religious. This is looking for love as it's rarely been seen on TV before - with religion in play there are a whole new set of rules and it can be seriously tough to find 'the one'. Strictly Soulmates takes a fun, entertaining and emotional look at the real life trials and tribulations of a group of singletons trying to find their perfect match from four different religions: Evangelical Christian, Hindu, Muslim and Jewish.

Dear Myne - My Boyfriend of 9years Keeps Breaking up With Me

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I was hoping some of the readers here could help me with a neutral point of view. I am a 25yr old lady and have known this guy for almost 9yrs. We met in school when I was barely 17yrs and he was 22. I know a lot of you don't believe in love at first sight but there are no other words to describe how it was.

It was all about loving each other's company and we waited for 4yrs (till I was legally of age) to take the step of becoming sexually involved. Sometimes we had nothing to eat but our love kept us full. 2yrs ago I got pregnant and because we didn't have so much financially we decided to get an abortion which almost killed me. I then asked him for some form of commitment but to my surprise he broke up with me the next day.

2months after that he came back pleading but I was still so hurt I refused to take him back. However every relationship I've gone into in the past year has failed because I couldn't find that bond with any of them. During this time he continued his begging and then finally I took him back only to discover after some time he had a girlfriend.

The Competition Between Exes About Who Gets Married First

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When Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn officially announced their relationship on Monday, my first thought was "Is there a competition with his ex-wife going on?" A few days before then, it had made the news that Tiger Woods' Ex-Wife, Elin Nordegren was dating billionaire Chris Cline. I wondered which of the announcements preempted the other, and what it meant vis-a-vis rebound relationships after divorce. This is not the first time I've heard similar stories, and maybe some of you have too.

BTW, it also happens with couples who were just dating and then break up, there seems to be this subtle competition about who will be the first to find a new partner, with the cherry on top being who will be the first to take that walk down the aisle. Each of the people in the broken relationship seem to want to show the other person that they have moved on, and are so over them.

For instance, Kanye West. Within a year of them breaking up, Amber Rose hooked up with another guy, got engaged, and before you could say "Musa", she was pregnant. Some people have pointed to that as the reason for the fast track of Kanye's relationship with Kim Kardashian, and especially the pregnancy even before she's divorced. To crown it all, he now styles her, and she wore a similar dress to announce her pregnancy as Amber Rose did.

The Great Toilet Paper Debate - Over or Under

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How do you roll your toilet paper? Funny enough this is one of those mundane but everyday stresses that affect marriage, and even break up some relationships. There are two other bathroom ethics that compare to the toilet paper debate - the toothpaste tube and the toilet seat debates. These issues can nag away at couples who do not agree about them, and because we use the bathroom everyday, each morning or evening is an opportunity for another disagreement.

Some say the ultimate debate is whether the toilet paper should roll over or under. Lucky for Atala and I, we're both roll overs. And it seems the majority of people in America, up to 70% agree with us that the toilet paper hangs over. How do I know this, some people over at found out, and it has now been made into a simple infographic. Check it out below...