“What am I doing?”, Gloria thought as she made her way to the first floor. “Lord, please help me. This shouldn’t be happening to me” “Why did Uche have to come back after so long? Why?” Gloria thought of telling her husband about how she felt. But, she couldn’t bring herself to admit all the strong emotions she felt towards Uche. “What would he think of me? I can handle this on my own. I […]
The week went by even more quickly than anticipated. There was just too much to do. “Thank God”, she muttered to herself as she made her way briskly to her car. “I can’t wait to get home and soak in the bath tub. What a week.” “Hello Gloria.” What was he doing by her car? She had deliberately given up her beloved parking space just to do all she could to avoid Uche. Here he […]
“Glow, please don’t say that. I really am very sorry for all the pain I caused you. I really tried to get in touch with you after my Masters program, but by the time I could get in touch, I was told you were already planning your wedding. I did not want to be an intruder, so I just let you be.”
“I still love you Glow.”
“You can’t love me. What about your wife?”
“I just got married to her because you were already married. It’s you I love and not her”.
“Please take me back to my office. I can’t do this”
“I Love You, I Love You, I Love You! Don’t You Know?” “No, I don’t! How will I know? I don’t read minds!” True Talk. Love is to be expressed. You can’t claim to love your spouse if you don’t say or show it – in fact, you may even say it and they won’t believe because you don’t show it.
Every plant needs to be nurtured to grow. This same way, every marriage needs nourishment to grow. The three-pronged nourishment that every marriage needs is Love, Affection and Desire. These three words may seem synonymous – and in reality they should be – but they often aren’t always present in the right doses in every marriage.
My two year old daughter never misses her goodbye hug. If she goes out, she will come back to say “Mummy, big hug..” And I would take some time to give her a hug and also give my husband another hug as they set out for the day. This morning, she came in as usual, and as they stepped out of the door, she said: