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5 Must-Haves for a Lasting Relationship



article-2014514712063943599000The beginning of a relationship is always wonderful, but what really matters is creating a healthy foundation so you can ensure your new relationship is built to last. And the basis for any relationship is compatibility. By reflecting on the different ways you and your partner are compatible, you can also ensure your relationship has a healthy start!

As the founder of Love Intelligence, the 5-key method to find love, I am going to walk you through the 5 must-have qualities you need in your relationship in order for it to be lasting and fulfilling.

     1.       Honesty

The first necessary quality to expect in a relationship is honesty. If you don’t have that, then there is no point for the relationship to continue. Without it, things will only go downhill. Being honest means that you have to become emotionally intimate with your partner and share secrets that you don’t share with anyone else. Of course, there is also a bigger question here: “How honest should I be?”

In fact, part of being honest is judging what to reveal and what not to reveal – keeping a bit of mystery alive is never a bad thing in a relationship. Of course, being honest does not mean you have carte blanche to be rude or aggressive just for the sake of telling a truth that will hurt someone. As the proverb goes: “All truths are not to be told.”

     2.       Loyalty

This quality is very much related to trust and implies being there for each other – both during the good moments in life, but also (and especially) when life puts obstacles on your path. “For better or for worse” might seem to be a big commitment, but even from the outset of a relationship, it’s a good philosophy to have in mind.

If both people are there for each other, support each other in every decision, and show tolerance, then you can be sure your relationship will be on the path to success.

     3.       Maturity

For a healthy relationship, both partners must have a relatively high level of maturity or emotional development and need to consider not only their own point of view, but also their partner’s. It can be true that women are often more emotionally mature than men, especially at a younger age. However, what is really important is to be on the same page and to want the same thing long-term. Also, both people need to treat each other with respect, even when they disagree about something.

      4.       Shared Relationship Goals

For any relationship to grow, both partners have to agree on which direction they want it to take… and then lead it in that direction. Your goals in your personal lives have to be the same. If you want a long-term committed relationship, then you must find someone that wants the same. For example, imagine someone that wants to go and live in China to work, but the other person isn’t a big traveler and likes the comfortable life they currently have. Of course, having the same goals in life does not mean you and your partner can’t compromise on certain things – but the truth is many relationships come to an end because the two people involved can’t agree on their future together or are not ready to compromise.

     5.       Good Communication

Communication is the key to the lifespan (and quality) of a relationship. Without communication, a relationship would simply fall apart. You have the right to disagree on many things, what’s important though is that you discuss your disagreements assertively and try to find solutions. If I can give you some advice on this, never argue on different subjects at the same time. If you have to argue over something, then choose what you’re going to argue about and stick to it! This helps both partners to avoid bringing up old grudges.


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Avoid These Nigerians Food To Burn Stubborn Belly Fat (Video)



Being overweight or obese can be detrimental to your health. It is not advisable to have excess fat in the abdominal cavity because it can lead to some health issues. Getting your dream body will not be easy and you need to make some sacrifices to your diet. You will also need to turn a blind eye to some fatty foods.

If you’re ready to get rid of the belly fat, then stay put as Information Nigeria brings you some important tips that will help.

1. Avoid sugar and carbonated drinks

Did you know that consuming sugary substances like coke, fanta can lead to weight gain and a number of health problems like high blood pressure?. This is due to the high fructose content found in added sugars. Taking sugar-filled drinks may slow your metabolism and this in turn can make it harder for your body to burn fat. Fructose can only be metabolized by your liver. When you consume too much, you push your liver to its limit and it becomes overloaded, then it turns the fructose into fat and it ends up getting stored in your belly. To avoid putting yourself from risk, you should cut back on foods and drinks that contain huge amounts of sugar.


2. You also have to forgo junk foods like meat pie, cakes, rolls, candies, burgers, ice cream and cookies. You also need to do away with heavy foods like eba, akpu, pounded yam, rice among others. Switch up your eating habits and opt for a more balanced-diet if you want to burn your belly fat. Avoid consuming refined carbs like bread, pizza, potation chips etc. You should also stay away from processed and heavy foods because they contribute to stubborn belly fat. You should choose to eat proteinous foods like fish, eggs, and milk. starch contains fat, sugar and salt. They help a person feel fuller so you don’t end up looking for something to munch on after eating. It basically keeps hunger at bay.

3. Eat the right amount of fruits, vegetables, fibrous foods and whole grains – You can add vegetables, fruits and whole grains to your weight loss diet. They provide essential vitamins, minerals, fiber and other substances that are good for your body. Examples of fibre rich foods include; beans, broccoli, avocados, apples, oatmeal brown rice and whole grain bread.

4. Try to incorporate exercise into your daily or weekly routine – Exercise helps to speed up your metabolism and helps you shed weight. The bitter truth is that wearing just waist trainers and staying put in one position will not make you lose that stubborn belly fat. You should hit the gym.

5 Reduce alcohol intake – Excess intake of alcohol also leads to a host of health problems especially the build-up of fat in the belly area. Have you ever noticed that those who drink alcohol, especially men, often develop ‘pot-bellies’. Alcoholic drinks like beer provide your body with calories and very little nutrients. It can also increase your appetite. Replace the alcoholic drinks with water or alternate with low calorie, non-alcoholic beverages. Too much alcohol can cause liver damage and other serious health problems.

6. Try out apple cider vinegar – Apple cider vinegar is made in a two-step fermentation process. It is obtained from apples that have been crushed, distilled and fermented. Acetic acid is the main active component of apple cider vinegar. It is safe for consumption in small quantities and can be taken as a supplement. Do not also consume it straight from the bottle or in its pure form. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons to water before you drink. You can also add honey or lemon. It is best to drink it before your meals. Research shows it has many health benefits, such as lowering blood sugar levels.

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Williams Uchemba And His Wife Exchange Wedding Vows In Lagos (Video)



Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar

Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar

Popular Nigerian actor, Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar have officially solemnized their union.

The couple finally exchanged their wedding vows at Dominion city church in Lagos state.

The beautiful wedding ceremony was reportedly officiated by the founder of the church, Dr. David Chukwudi Ogbueli alias Papa Eagle.

Celebrities, fans and well-wishers poured in congratulatory message for the couple after photos and videos from the ceremony hit the internet.

The actor wore a sleek tuxedo, while his bride,  wore a lovely white gown.

Read Also:Actor Williams Uchemba Set To Walk Down The Aisle With Mystery Woman

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Actor, Model, Comedian, Philanthropist… Meet The Latest Groom, Williams Uchemba



Williams Uchemba

Williams Uchemba

Williams Uchemba, who was born on October 22, is an actor, motivational speaker, model, comedian, entrepreneur and philanthropist. The Abia-born thespian graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relation from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State.

Uchemba began his career in the early 2000s as a child actor and came into the limelight in 2001 after appearing in the Nollywood blockbuster movie, “The Journey of the Dead” along with Olu Jacobs, Ramsey Noah, and Pete Edochie.

Since then, the multi-talented actor never looked back as he has gone ahead to feature in more blockbuster movies like Sugar Rush (2019), Merry Men 2(2019) and Story Story: The African Rideshare (2018). He is the recipient of several awards.

The actor adopted an 18-year-old furniture maker in June and he promised to sponsor his education. He recently got married to his longtime girlfriend, Brunella Oscar at her hometown, Alor in Anambra state. The actor’s wife, Brunella opened up on their love story with Wedding Digest Naija and she disclosed that she made the first move. According to the English trained medical doctor, they both met on Facebook after she sent him a message.


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