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18 & IN LOVE: THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE (part 5)

Authored by: Edith Mukyala (Uganda, East Africa)

I sat next to Arthur, my boyfriends’ best friend. He held my hand so tight after he saw me shaking with nervousness. The doctor began by asking, “What relationship do you have with the patient?” “Brother and girlfriend,” replied Arthur. If we didn’t claim they were brothers we were afraid the doctor wouldn’t tell us what was going on with Mark. Continue reading 18 & IN LOVE: THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE (part 5)

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18 & IN LOVE: TROUBLE IN PARADISE (part 4)

Authored by: Edith Mukyala (Uganda, East Africa)
I heard the door open with the squeak…aww breakfast in bed! It was beautiful. All the sweet words I had been waiting for came in at that moment. He promised me all the things a young girl could ever want! At that moment, we built our home, envisioned our two children, and planned our wedding vows! Continue reading 18 & IN LOVE: TROUBLE IN PARADISE (part 4)

18 & IN LOVE: JUST THE TWO OF US (part 3)

Authored by: Edith Mukyala (Uganda, East Africa)
He had a quiet neighbor. Like any young man developing himself, he had the necessities. A not fancy yet fancy flat screen, comfortable chairs, a beautiful center table. He was actually organized and neat. He had the food carefully stored in dishes. OMG! He could cook!!! This was it…this was the kind of man my mama told me to look out for! Continue reading 18 & IN LOVE: JUST THE TWO OF US (part 3)

18 & IN LOVE: CANDLELIGHT DINNER (part 2)

Authored by: Edith Mukyala (Uganda, East Africa)
It was a candlelight dinner like the ones you see in the movies. Just him and I. Admiringly, I looked at him as he sat on the other side of the table. At that moment I hated the obstacle between us—the dinner table. I wanted him all to myself. Dinner was served! I ordered the easiest meal! I didn’t want to embarrass myself with a fallen fork on the floor. Fries and liver it was…he opted for rice and chicken curry. Continue reading 18 & IN LOVE: CANDLELIGHT DINNER (part 2)

THE 8 SHADES OF CHEATING

Cheating in a relationship is common but no one person ever gets used to it. You don’t get used to being cheated on no matter how well you might have learned to deal with it over time. Just like death, cheating hurts each time, in a fresh way and you always wish it hadn’t happened. So how do most of us react to it? Well, some cry, fight, confront, hope for a miracle, pray the person changes, revenge or just walk away and end the relationship.

Cheating is not always about who’s slept with whom–it comes in all forms and some are more painful or subtle than others. Continue reading THE 8 SHADES OF CHEATING