Are they ready to commit? I have had my share of relationships, the major proportion of which have ended for the simple reason that the men involved have been unable to commit to me and our relationship. Sure, at first, it was all roses and unicorns, and our relationship appeared alight with magic, but each time I broke up with one of them, I realised that the signs were always there. Eventually, it usually came down to one thing. I wanted a relationship not unlike that of Paul Newman and Joanne...

by School Of Life on 17 June 2017

Emotional manipulation is a tool that allows someone to get their way through unscrupulous and deceptive methods. I have experienced my fair share of emotional manipulation, and I can testify that it is not pleasant. They say anticipation and uncertainty are the essence of romantic courtship, but that does not, under any circumstances, should be taken to understand that you may allow yourselves to lay open to your another’s underhandedness or negativity. Retaining your happiness and stability...

by School Of Life on 17 June 2017

Men are often not very vocal or always the most proficient when it comes to expressing their feelings. Nature and nurture both play a role to that effect. And oftentimes, women can be seen complaining that her man doesn’t tell her he loves her enough, doesn’t express his feelings as much, that she is clueless as to what he is truly feeling. Most women expect men to declare their love effusively. And when they don’t, it leads to confusion and disappointment on the part of women....

by School Of Life on 17 June 2017

Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.” – Paulo Coelho It is good to have hope even in the most trying of circumstances. When you’re going through a rough patch in your relationship, hope can be like ray of sunshine peeping through dark and stormy clouds. But it is important to differentiate between a rough patch and a relationship that...

by School Of Life on 17 June 2017

No more drama! As we grow up we realise that as a teenager what we thought was a boring relationship, is actually a stable and healthy relationship. A mature relationship is when it doesn’t keep fluctuating between extremes of emotions, its drama free. Nothing makes our life steady and unwavering than an adult, mature relationship. Read on to know what a grown-up relationship feels like. 1. Your actions speak of your love for each other When you are in a healthy relationship and the person...

by School Of Life on 17 June 2017

Do you have a controlling partner? There are problems in every relationship, some are harder to deal with than the others. Coping with a controlling partner can be a bit difficult, but this does not mean that you decide to break up with them instantly, there is always a better way of solving problems, especially when you love that person. So, here are a few ways how you can stop suffering in a controlling relationship. 1. Try getting to the root of it Controlling behaviours may arises from deep...

by School Of Life on 17 June 2017

Stop damaging your love life! Sometimes, unknowingly we are doing things which don’t have a positive impact on our life. These habits have a way of subconsciously seeping into our daily life so we don’t even realize that the fault might be our own. We always have someone else to blame for our failures. Possibly, you are doing a lot of things right but one of these might be reducing your chances of being in a healthy relationship, if you are doing even one of the following then you...

by School Of Life on 17 June 2017

Certainly, they ignite fire within you and you cannot breathe for the passion that keeps you up at night, but is that what it is? Passion? Love? Or instead, just one of the baser emotions? Could it possibly be lust? I suppose, for me, the first clue should have been during our time together when he said that, “You don’t have to like the other person to want them.” Or perhaps later when he indicated that he is looking for something better, and someone more ‘marriageable’...

by School Of Life on 16 June 2017

Why do couples fall out of love? Falling out of love, it happens with the best of us. It has its reasons and usually one of the two partners are to blame. Let’s take a look at some reasons why couples fall out of love. 1. Either one or both the partners appeared to be someone else in the beginning. When we are in the dating stage of any relationship, the phase where we are exploring each other’s personalities, we often put up certain pretenses to be more likeable, they can range from...

by School Of Life on 16 June 2017

Some things are just so obviously not acceptable! Relationships are an amalgamation of several elements. A primary one being a healthy give and take. That also means letting go of bad habits that are detrimental to the relationship, and recognising them in your partners. But there are some practices that are simply deal-breakers in a relationship. Here are 8 such things that are never okay in a relationship. 1. Invasion of privacy This is something that often starts small. Casually picking up...

by School Of Life on 16 June 2017