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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.

Most men stop buying gifts for their partners after marriage.
Most men stop buying gifts for their partners after marriage.

The Ghanaian man - During courtship and after marriage

Since the history of humanity men are known to be skilful hunters. A good hunter does all he can to capture his prey. If he has to go to the thick forest deep at night, stand still for hours, kneel or crawl on his belly he will do so till he captures his prey.

Men have kept their instinct to hunt but have now shifted their focus to hunting for women.

How to handle a stubborn man

You may have fallen for a man who likes to see things his way. And while you can’t get rid of his stubborn streak, you might be able to gently prod him in a kinder direction for the sake of your relationship.

You can stay together, remain happy and stay true to yourself, even if you’re dating a guy who sometimes can get a little hard to handle.

What it means if he doesn’t call

Few things are as frustrating as hitting it off with a great guy and then never hearing from him again.

How many hours have you spent trying to dissect why a guy never followed up with you…especially after things seemed so promising?

Are all the good guys already taken?

Every girl dreams of meeting Mr Right — the man who will give her all the attention she needs, be understanding, date her alone shower her with love and have good values.

Unfortunately, however, the common phrase you hear many young girls say is that: All the good guys already have partners. This makes girls end up competing with other girls in their relationships.

A man and woman are equal but uniquely different
A man and woman are equal but uniquely different

The black and white keys of marriage

Last week, one of the greatest schools in Africa, and obviously the very best in Ghana, Achimota School, a grey city founded on outlaw hill, celebrated its 90th anniversary.

The founding fathers had a vision for the school; to produce men and women who would go out as ‘living waters to a thirsty land’.

You know the time has come

5 Tips for a smooth split

You know the time has come. He just isn’t the one for you and you know you’re going to break his heart.

He’s been swooning over you for months and as much as you like hanging out with him, in the end, he simply doesn’t rock your boat.


15 Ways to help your partner feel loved

You’ve fallen in love, and now you want to make sure your partner is assured that your feelings are genuine.

Saying the words “I love you” is music to the ears, but there are other ways to demonstrate through actions and attitudes the feelings you have. Consider these:

When in love know your sickle cell status

“When in love, please go for test to know your sickle cell status,” is the slogan being trumpeted by the Sickle Cell Condition Advocates (SICCA), a non-governmental organisation to educate the youth on the sickle cell disease.

As part of the campaign, the SICCA, in partnership with the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GCAA), has launched the first sickle cell pre-conception screening project to create awareness of the sickle cell disease.

The 5 stages every relationship goes through, according to science

Do you really know what's going on in your body when you fall in love?

We already know that love is, as they say, "a many splendid thing," but do you really know what's going on in your body when you fall in love? It's like utter madness.

Fights will surely come when two individuals with different backgrounds come together
Fights will surely come when two individuals with different backgrounds come together

Keep fighting!

Human nature is competitive, assertive, selfish and domineering and these attributes in relationships lead to conflicts, disagreement and opposition of ideas.

Conflicts may be physical, verbal, mental, sexual or social but the commonest lovers experience is verbal which is normally referred to as ‘fights’.

We ask; should you fight if you are in love? Are fights not meant for enemies? The answer is simple; conflicts are part of life and part of all relationships.

10 Things not to compromise on in a relationship

When you’re madly in love, sometimes there’s a tendency to give a lot more than you should in a relationship. All you do and all you think about revolves around your partner.

This laser-sharp focus can sometimes consume you to the point where you lose yourself and begin to lower your once tightly held standards.

Some children taking part in drills during the programme

‘Foster closer relationship with your children’

The Founder of Nneka Youth Empowerment Foundation, a youth-centred organisation, Ms Cecilia Fiaka, has advised parents to establish good relationship with their children in order for them to confide in their parents challenges that face them.


Tips for new couples

For those who are just entering into a new relationship, getting some wise advice is important.

It will help for new couples to heed good advice regarding their relationship early so that they can avoid certain issues later on.

A player

Beware of the player

A player is a slang term that describes a man who toys with the emotions of women (oftentimes many women at the same time) when he really isn't at all serious about pursuing real relationships.

If you are in a relationship with a guy and fear that he is a "player," watch out for certain key signs that cannot be ignored.

How exercise can improve your love life

You've likely heard that regular exercise can reduce the risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or osteoporosis.

But a growing body of research shows it may have another, more surprising effect: improving your sex life.

In men, regular exercise appears to be a natural Viagra: It's associated with a lower risk of erectile problems.

In one small study, sedentary middle-aged men assigned to participate in a vigorous exercise program for nine months reported more frequent sexual activity, improved sexual function and greater satisfaction. Those whose fitness levels increased most saw the biggest improvements in their sex lives.

Research in women has found that those who are physically active report greater sexual desire, arousal and satisfaction than women who are sedentary.

In one unusual experiment, young women who did intense cycling for 20 minutes and watched an erotic film showed greater physiological sexual arousal (as me

10 Things guys always do when they’re in love

I’ve long heard that men tend to be way more passionate and crazy when they fall in love, and from what I’ve seen, it’s pretty true.

While it’s hard to tell if a guy has just started to catch feelings, it’s fairly obvious for women to tell how guys act when they are in love. When you’re watching it from afar, it’s easy to see when a guy is really into his girl.

I am not a good father, my family has only 50 per cent of my time - Asamoah Gyan
Asamoah Gyan: I am not a good father, my family has only 50 per cent of my time

Asamoah Gyan: I am not a good father; my family gets only 50 per cent of my time

Black Stars Captain Asamoah Gyan thinks that he can only become a good father to his family, when he retires from playing football.

In a television interview on the Delay Show, Gyan said his family currently gets about 50 percent of his attention, which he thinks was not enough.

Grateful lovers are more optimistic and build intimacy because gratitude stimulates attraction
Grateful lovers are more optimistic and build intimacy because gratitude stimulates attraction

Do you show gratitude to your lover?

Human nature is selfish and negatively biased. We tend to focus on what is not working, vividly remember and complain of our failures in relationship instead of counting our blessings.

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