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“Romance is a decision: a commitment to do whatever it takes to keep your relationship fresh and exciting.” – Jimmy Evans. It is the little things you do in pursuit of your spouse’s heart, attention and happiness.

Do your Words ‘Kill’? by Chidi and Victor Akunna

In good times, we tend to forget the bad times. This is normal because humans are often motivated by pain or pleasure. We tend to move towards people and circumstances that either give or promise to give us good times, memories and experiences. Maya Angelou, a poet and social activist, captured this succinctly when she said “I’ve learned that people…

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Character by Chidi and Victor Akunna

Sandra: Why do you find it hard to keep your promises? Every time you give your word, it’s as though I am hearing a politician speak. The worst thing is that our children seem to be disconnecting from you emotionally. Why are you doing this to yourself? Don’t you think this is undermining your authority?

Chris: Don’t take it too far,…

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How did we get this far? by Chidi Akunna

With Jane’s consent (real name withheld), I have decided to share this experience for the benefit of someone out there.
“I had an argument with my husband that escalated; in no time, we engaged in a fight. I can’t tell you I know how we went so far and got into the garden, but by the time we came to our…

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Collaboration and Trust by Chidi and Victor Akunna

Synergy is powerful and if you have been married for a while, you would have observed its benefits in your marriage and that of others. You would have observed how synergy can turn little resources or average couples into incredible achievers. However, synergy only takes effect when couples collaborate. When couples channel their strengths towards a particular end, amazing things happen.

Talking…

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Communication that builds friendship by Chidi and Victor Akunna

The natural tendency for humans is to be ‘selfish’; well, to watch out for our best interests. Psychologists tell us that it is our innate way of self-preservation. However, we have come to observe that singles, engaged and married couples who want to build intimacy and deeper friendship with their fiances, fiancees, or spouses, must consciously work against this natural…

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Compatibility in marriage Chidi and Victor Akunna

Compatibility
Compatibility is critical to relationships, especially marriage. If you would be living the rest of your life with your spouse, it would be a great idea to be compatible.

The Oxford Dictionary defines compatibility “as a state in which two things are able to exist or occur together without problems or conflict.” This simply means that it is not necessarily about…

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