Monday, January 26, 2015

The Benefits of Relationship Counseling

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By Jenna Brown

If you're married or in a serious relationship, you know that being a couple isn't always easy. And while most of us know that healthy relationships are full of compromise, communication and good deeds, we often fall short of these goals in our daily lives.

Enter relationship counseling. Could this type of therapy be just the thing to save your relationship or take it to the next level? Keep reading to find out.

Annie Idibia On Divorce And Pregnancy, Being Married To 2Face, and His Other Baby Mamas

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Annie Macaulay-Idibia has spoken out about being married to a man with other baby mamas, her personal experience of divorce, her pregnancies and her children. On the latest issue of Motherhood In-Style magazine, the Nollywood actress, and wife to 2face Idibia, one of Nigeria's biggest musicians, features with her two daughters - Isabel and Olivia - in the magazine spread, see photos.

Annie Idibia talks to the magazine about her parents getting divorced, how it affected her, being married to 2face, his children from other women, her pregnancies and much more. According to BN, Annie Idibia’s feature in the magazine covers 13 pages and is very detailed about her life as a mother and wife. Read excerpts from her interesting interview below:

Viola Davis's Amazing Acceptance Speech After SAG Award for Female Actor in Drama Series

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Viola Davis has been leading us her fans on a gripping roller-coaster with her portrayal of Annalise Keating in How to Get Away With Murder [coming back to ABC this Thursday btw]. And the critics are taking note also. The wonderfully talented actress took home the award for Female Actor in a Drama Series at yesterday's Screen Actors Guild Awards. And her speech literarily brought the tears to my eyes. Read below...

9 Reasons African Women Are Not Married - Chauvinist Naija Man

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A male chauvinist Nairaland user posted these 9 reasons in his opinion why he believes African women and Nigerian women in particular do not get married. Most of it hinge around controlling the personality and activities of the women, and elevating the status of the men.

Supposedly, African men are looking for househelps and slaves, and many women these days refuse to demean themselves and that is why they are not married. I read it and shook my head, good for the women then, right? We women need to keep our heads high and live self-fulfilling lives. However, on second thought, maybe there are women who actually think like this? I decided to share it here, so you my dear readers can decide if  you agree.

Man Falls in Love with Woman on Train - Goes On Twitter To Look For Her

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Angus Mainland fell in love with a woman he met on a train, and the two reportedly had an amazing conversation, and he took the selfie above. He even gave her his scarf to wear, according to Bleacher Report.

Angus Mainland met his love while he was traveling from Bournemouth to Southampton for the Crystal Palace’s FA Cup clash with Southampton, and somehow in the excitement, Angus forgot to ask for her number. He subsequently went online to ask for help finding her with the Twitter post below.

Yasmin Eleby Fulfils Promise To Marry Herself At 40 If Still Single - Wedding Photos

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Yasmin Eleby promised herself that if she hadn't found a mate by the time she was 40, she would marry herself, and she kept her promise. For the ceremony, Yasim chose to have one of her sisters who is a minster, help her say vows, in a spiritual ceremony - because you can't legally marry yourself in America.

The ceremony was Yasmin's dream wedding, with a fabulous candlelit ceremony and heartfelt vows to forgive, honor and love herself. She says the best part of her special day was having her family there to "stand up" for her. Her other three sisters were bridesmaids and her mom gave her away; or back to herself in this case. See more pics from the wedding below...

The Wedding Surprise of A Lifetime! Watch Bride Find Out Her Fiance's Beautiful Secret

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Sami and Joe had been engaged for a while and though they wished to get married immediately, family schedules meant it was more difficult to set a date. She had actually said to her fiance several times that she wished he would plan the wedding and surprise her, so he did. While Sami thought she was being filmed for a business documentary, she didn’t know that she was getting dolled up for her own wedding.

Sami's fiance, Joe, worked with wedding planners and a photogragher to make her wedding day one she would never forget in a hurry. Sami was surprised by all their closest family and friends who had managed to keep the secret. What I loved most about the video was the intimacy of the wedding, the personal wedding vows, and the speech from the mother. Enjoy...

Sean Lowe on 3 Moments He’ll Never Forget from His Fairytale Wedding

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This is an exclusive guest post written by The Bachelor’s Sean Lowe for Sean fell in love with Catherine Giudici on the reality TV series and they married in a nationally-televised fairytale last January. But this is just the beginning for the newlyweds.

In his new autobiography, For The Right Reasons, Sean tells all about the backstage drama that fuels The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, how he overcame heartbreak to find his true love, and the personal struggles and Christian faith that have made him the man he is today.

Couple Love - OC Ukeje and Wife Step Out At Movie Premiere

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OC Ukeje has stepped out together with his new wife, Ibukun Togonu, for the first time since getting married last November, see wedding pictures. The Nollywood actor and his Canada-based love were at the premiere of ‘Gone Too Far’ at the Genesis Deluxe Cinema, Lagos.

For a while, many fans were not happy that OC Ukeje was seen alone on the red carpet, and also without his wedding ring. He later explained that his wife took the ring away to be re-fitted for his new size after the wedding. Now those worried fans can breathe a sigh of relief and happiness. Though I'm sure no one is happier than OC to be with his new wife again after her trip. Wishing them more love...

Maheeda On Nigeria's Plan to Ban Porn Websites - "It Will Only Make Me Bigger!"

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Maheeda has reacted to news making the rounds that the Nigerian government may soon ban porn websites . The National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, says the Federal Government is planning to introduce a law that will ban and block all porn websites in the country.

According to Premium Times, he stated this at the closing ceremony of a three-day workshop on use of social media organised for Islamic preachers, Imams and youth in Kaduna on Sunday. The workshop, which was organised by the national body of Izalatil Bid’a Wa’iqamatis Sunna, JIBWIS, aimed at correcting what it considered anomalies in the use of social media.