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Connecting with people romantically, emotionally, and physically is really amazing. But there's a lot of work that goes into building a good relationship. What are some tips for having a great relationship? How do you know if your relationship is healthy? How can I make my relationship better? This page has some great articles and stories about relationships.

5 Reasons you should never give up on love

Age is just a number. Don't you just love the sight of old couples together? I sure do.

The other lady (Uncertainties)

The evening was splendid and Zack left a lasting impression on Araba. They had a lot to talk about; from school to work, church and how odd it was for both of them to agree on a blind date and Araba wished time would freeze; forgetting she lived two hours away from The Grill and that she had work the following day.

Shortly after our wedding day, I knew it wasn't "Happily Ever After"

I was standing at the entrance of a swanky bar on an unremarkable Wednesday night in September the first time I saw the light hit his face. Every cell in my body became a choir — resounding a synchronized "whoa." I was certain he was the most fascinating work of architecture I had ever had the pleasure of marveling at.

 Avoid treating your man like he is inferior
Avoid treating your man like he is inferior

Do you respect your man?

The Merriam Dictionary defines respect as a feeling of understanding that someone is important and should be treated in appropriate ways.

How to earn your man’s respect

How to earn your man’s respect

A Man cannot be in love with a woman he doesn't respect. Respect Yourself, respect yourself. He can date her (informally and non-exclusively), sleep with her etc. but the relationship will never reach the next level. It will remain stagnant and ultimately die.
Here is how to earn your man's respect.

I advertised for a man to get me pregnant - then I fell in love

Ten months ago, thirty-something Jessica was eager to get pregnant. A series of relationships had failed so she tried a radically new approach - she posted an advert online. The outcome turned out to be far better than she had hoped.

Resolve to win

Our Maker instituted marriage and by His plan, marriage is meant to be indissoluble or a lifelong journey. In fact, aware, the Akan word for marriage means a long journey.

It is about a man and woman leaving their families, cleaving to each other and becoming one flesh.

The other lady (The meeting)

Two days passed and Araba had not texted Zack back. He had not texted either. She kept looking at her phone and anytime it beeped she anticipated it was him but it wasn’t. Had he forgotten about her so soon? She wondered. She dearly wanted to send him that message but she didn’t. She didn’t want to send a wrong signal to him. If he were serious about wanting to meet her again he would text or better still call her, she thought to herself.

All too soon, the clock ticked 5pm and it was time to leave work. She packed her stuff, picked her bag and phone; suddenly, her phone beeped. She quickly rushed to check who it was. It was Zack. He hadn’t forgotten about her. He hadn’t forgotten about his proposal to meet up with her again.

 The couple had been friends on Facebook for over a year but had never spoken to each other before the advert
The couple had been friends on Facebook for over a year but had never spoken to each other before the advert

'I replied to a Facebook post and was married six days later'

Everyone who uses Facebook will have come across some pretty strange posts in their time.

Random friend requests, being added to groups you did not ask to join, and tags that allow "friends" to clog up your timeline with posts or photos you don't necessarily want.

How to get your ex to forgive you (when you're the one that messed up!)

Your relationship ended. Maybe it's because you lied or cheated, or maybe you simply stopped giving him the attention he deserved. Either way, you know it's your fault — but you want to fix things between you and your ex.

No matter what happened, getting your ex to forgive you takes work, but it's not completely impossible.

First, a warning, however. Your ex’s forgiveness is never guaranteed. In fact, you might never get your ex to completely forgive you. But what I can offer is a roadmap that will hopefully lead to forgiveness and maybe even a second chance at love.

Here's how to get an ex to forgive you and give your relationship a second chance:

1. Start by deciding what you really want.

Sometimes, all of this striving won’t really get you the kind of relationship that you want in the end. It’s important to take a step back and think about whether it’s your ex who you miss, or if it’s the act of being in a relationship with

See your spouse as your Maker’s greatest gift to you
See your spouse as your Maker’s greatest gift to you

Count your blessings for more blessings

At the start of a year it is healthy to take a close look at your marriage or relationship.

Look at your strengths, weaknesses,opportunities and threats so that you can draw better options for the year for a fruitful, passionate and fulfilling relationship.

Low libido: Big deal for corporate women

Just as some men are combatting erectile dysfunction, so are some women battling with low libido.

This undoubtedly is taking a toll on them in the bedroom.

A random interaction with some women on social media revealed that low sexual desire is a chronic problem that interferes with their quality of life, especially those working at the corporate level.

The other lady (3)

Six months came quick and Araba had gotten more composed; not worrying about her relationship status and not bothered about what others thought of her. After all she was in no race with anyone. And although her circle of friends were all married with a child or two, she was convinced that her prince charming would come when she least expected it.

She had gotten so immersed in building her relationship with God that she didn’t even realize the year was nearing to an end with just three months away. But she wasn’t the only girl among her circle of friends left without a wedding band on her ring finger; Joyce was also unmarried just that she had a boyfriend to boast of.

The other lady (2)

Hard as it was for Araba to move on following her breakup with Raymond, she was left with no choice. All she had was her life to continue with, a loving family and supportive friends. She also had a God to depend on. He had been her source of strength right from the beginning. There was no time to pity-party.

Her strength was admired by friends and family. They couldn't believe that she had quickly moved on with her life. After all what more could she do? She had to complete her schooling and she had to concentrate at work as she was still on probation. There was no way Raymond's impatience or decisions were going to stand in her way to success. It was difficult yet easy for her to quickly move on.

The other lady (1)

"Grab a cup of tea and go to bed. It will do you some good."

That was the response at the other end of the phone when Araba called him to catch up on the events of the day. She was however met with a female voice; and surprised at the first instance she called his number again to be sure that she hadn't called a wrong number.

A new birth for your marriage

A new birth for your marriage

It is beautiful to fall in love and marry. You are caught in passion and have the highest level of emotional fulfillment where many difficulties may be ignored.

Sadly, for many couples the good feelings soon taper off as they enter a distractions stage when lesser attention is paid to the good things in the marriage and greater attention to the weaknesses in the marriage.

Why cheating is rife over Christmas: Sexologist reveals how to safeguard your relationship this festive season

Christmas is a time for spending time with family and friends, but it can also be a time for infidelity, according to one sexologist.

Relationship expert Dr Nikki Goldstein says stress and lack of time, combined with opportunity can lead one person or both astray.

'If you have been facing issues throughout the year, these could tip your relationship over the edge as the holiday period approaches,' she wrote on her blog.

10 Types of bad sex everyone will have

Sex is a wonderful, glorious and necessary component of an intimate relationship.  It makes you feel good, it makes the other person feel good, it’s great for your health and it’s a great way to end, or start, the day.

In an ideal world, every sexually active human would be having earth-shatteringly good shags, but, alas, it’s fair to say things don’t always go as planned. Sometimes, they go very, very wrong.

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