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Woman Making Moves: Sesame Mosweu

Posted by Editor On May - 24 - 2011

Sesame Mosweu is taking Bostwana media industry by storm; a true MOGUL in the making. She is not only a radio and TV presenter but an actress, lawyer and entrepreneur. Sesame has been on radio for 4 years and television since she was 19 years old.

Woman Making Moves: Jinna Mutune

Posted by Editor On May - 23 - 2011

A young, energetic rising star, Jinna Mutune is an aspiring Director from Eastern Africa whose native country of East Africa provides the perfect backdrop and inspiration for her creative mind. Jinna majored in Directing and Producing at the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance [AFDA, Johannesburg, South Africa] and a course in Film Studies from the Houston Community College in Texas, USA and Fitchburg University (MA)

Woman Making Moves: Lisa Mundembe-Chuma

Posted by Editor On May - 23 - 2011

Apart from being an International Speaker for Schools in the UK, Lisa Mundembe-Chuma, originally from Zimbabwe is also the founder of Inspirational Woman Magazine a global women’s magazine that promotes unity amongst all women and celebrates women despite possible differences.

Woman Making Moves: Tiffany Aliche

Posted by Editor On May - 23 - 2011

Tiffany Aliche, better known as ‘The Budgetnista’ describes herself as a preschool teacher, tomboy, travelnista, social butterfly, chatterbox turned financial coach, speaker and author. A passionate teacher of financial empowerment, the New Jersey native earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Montclair State University and passed up a career in corporate America to teach undeserved youth in Newark, NJ.

Woman Making Moves:Amanda Ebokosia

Posted by Editor On May - 23 - 2011

Amanda Ebokosia is the founder and CEO of The Gem Project, Inc. The Gem Project is a nonprofit organization that educates school-age children, youth, and young adults about issues that are affecting them and their communities. Through the use of the organization's innovative programs, the Gem Project is able to hone the skills of leadership and community organizing skills of our youth.

Woman Making Moves:TolumiDE

Posted by Editor On May - 23- 2011

TolumiDE, pronounced toe-LU-me-day, is a Nigerian - Canadian Singer and Songwriter. Her name is a fusion of er first name Tolu and last name Olumide. TolumiDE who currently lives in Washington, DC was born in Toronto, Canada, she attended Primary and High School in Lagos, Nigeria and later studied Fine Art in the University in Toronto, Canada.

Woman Making Moves: Vickie Remoe

Posted by Editor On May - 23 - 2011

While in grade school, most of the comments from her teachers on her report card noted "very clever but too talkative” what they did not know was that Vickie was destined for greatness with her skill. Born and raised in Sierra Leone, host Vickie Remoe, who is currently in Freetown, received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Haverford College in Pennsylvania, U.S.A

Woman Making Moves: Myne Whitman

Posted by Editor On May - 23 - 2011

Nigerian blogger and author, Nkem Akinsoto is greatly known in the blogsphere by her pen name Myne Whitman. The full time writer and blogger has a Masters degree in Public Health Research but decided to follow her childhood dreams of writing popular fiction to get people writing.

Tips To Make Your Love Last

Posted by AfroElle On 11:33 AM

The key to a long lasting relationship is surviving the rough spots. We all know that trust, honesty, loyalty and communication are survival to the success of any relationship. However, it’s when trust is broken, honesty has been compromised, loyalty seems to sway or communication gets foggy that couples must begin to have problems. These and many other stumbling blocks can be the can bring even the strongest relationship to an end.  
Here are some pointers to help you make it last.

Be Friends First: Friendship is extremely vital for a long lasting relationship. Your partner should be your best friend, and like most BFFs, they should know you inside and out. Friends respect and accept you for who you are, without trying to “change, correct or perfect” you. Too many people try to change their partners into what they would like for them to be. But remember, if they change, they are no longer the person you fell in love with. Apply all the principles for successful friendships to your partner and you will not only enrich your relationship but you’ll be well on your way to long lasting love. True friends are always by your side, through thick and thin!

Put In The Effort: Anything worth having is worth fighting for – figuratively! Nothing good comes easy. When you see a couple that has stood the test of time and still appear to be wallowing in happiness, it is not because things were as easy as they made it look. They have put major time and effort into their relationship during the good times and the bad. Together, they are consistently at work investing in the strength of their union.

Demonstrate Your Love: Act like you want to be together. Show your partner that you love and appreciate them. They should feel like they are the number one priority in your life. Remain considerate, never taking the other for granted. Spend quality time together. Kiss often and hold hands. The power of touch goes a long way.

Do Not Let Problems Fester: Handle issues promptly. Do not carry an attitude for days at a time or constantly throw the cold shoulder. Deal with your issues head on, quickly and respectfully. If you were in the wrong, be mature about the situation and offer a sincere apology so you can move on. If you were the one offended and the problem was not a deal breaker, then accept an apology and agree to move. If both of you feel that you were right, then agree to disagree and work together to reach some kind of common resolution. Always be truthful and let your partner know how you really feel and how the issue has affected you. The faster you resolve an issue the quicker you’ll have peace again.

Have a Life of Your Own: Do not suffocate your partner. Both of you should take time for yourself to engage in things you enjoy separately. Everyone needs an outlet and deserves some “me time” for the sake of their own sanity.

Renee Daniel Flagler is a marketing professional, award-winning freelance writer and author of three novels, “Mountain High Valley Low,” “Miss-Guided” and “In Her Mind.”  She is the relationship columnist at XI Online Magazine and the creator of www.SheBiz.net, a lifestyle blog for women pursuing their passions. Connect with Renee at Facebook, Twitter, or www.reneedanielflagler.com.


2 Response to "Tips To Make Your Love Last"

  1. F.a.Ellis Said,

    Great blog!


  2. Dawna Said,

    Great advice to both those just starting out - and those already in long term relationships


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