Love is one emotion that seems to have a strong grip on almost all human beings. Some have fallen in and out of love. Inspite of the tiny pinches, punches and hurts that are part of love, many would rather stay in anaemia love relationship than stay alone.
There are so many people, especially women, who rush into relationships, stay like caged animals, asking no questions until the love bubble bursts, and the tears start flowing.
An undergraduate from the University of Uyo, Miss Aniete Obong, stated that when starting a relationship, questions must be asked by both parties so that no one operates on assumption or takes the other person for granted.
Really, many do not find it easy to ask questions. For those who ask, they want or like to know how things are, while others are scared of the answer. Of course, when in any relationship, it is good to keep your eyes and ears wide open when your loved one starts exhibiting funny behaviours, you need to be at alert.
Your lover craves to know where you are and what you are doing at any point in time in order not to play the second best.
If your lover is far away from the family, he/she will lack emotions and a mechanical life will step in.
Gone are the days when alcohol helped-men by putting them in a frame of mind to make advances to a woman.
This 21st century, men are bold enough to make advances without cigarette, alcohol or what have you.
Women, be very careful, beware of Mr X coming back to you, this type of lover believes in eating his cake and having it: a fake steady affair with X is feeding you with half truth. This lover needs to be closely watched.
Suffocating love, the idea is that some lovers cannot resist smouldering others with love. Their love is clingy and suffocating, it can hardly give you a breakthrough space.
They want to be with you all the time rather than let you off for a couple of minutes.
In a relationship like that, you hardly have time to unwind and may easily become irritable.
The lover is suffering from deep seated insecurity and may stifle you.
It has been noticed that a couple of lovers have problems in the management of cash (money).
They are capable of spending huge amount of money in a couple of seconds. They believe in let’s eat today, tomorrow will take care of itself.
Lovers, who use money this way often resort to borrowing money for things they ought not to. At the end of the day, you may have no peace as people may come in daily to demand for their funds.
Honestly speaking, people in this category can never be reformed. If you try to, they may end up feeding you with loads of lies.
60 -Year – Old Man Commits Suicide After Assaulting Daughter
A sixty-year-old man (name withheld) has committed suicide after he was caught having sex with his biological daughter of 17 years old.
The incident occurred at Amaigbo in Nwangele Local Government Area of Imo State recently.
Report reaching The Tide, said the man denied when the news was making the rounds that he was having affair with his daughter for some years.
The Tide learnt that after his denial, the community set a close watch on him and set a surveillance on.
The cat was let out of the bag, when after about one week of his denial, he was caught on top of his daughter, having carnal knowledge of her.
According to the report, the members of his community descended on him and gave him thorough beating and stripped him naked and he was taken to the palace of the traditional ruler of the community, where they performed certain rituals to appease the land.
Apparently worried about the stigma and scandal involved, he decided to commit suicide to avoid the embarrassment he might face from the community.
When the sad news reached the wife of the man who was already in the market, out of shame, she decided to abscond.
When contacted on phone, the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abutu Yaro said that such report had not reached his table, adding that he would find out later.
By: Joe Nwachukwu, Owerri
Women Now Drink As Much As Men
Research shows women suffer health consequences of alcohol liver disease, heart disease and cancer more quickly than men and even at lower levels of consumption.
Researchers worry the long-term effects of the Covid-19 pandemic could amplify the rise in alcohol and mental health concerns among young women.
For nearly a century, women have been closing the gender gap in alcohol consumption, binge-drinking and alcohol use disorder. What was previously a 3-1 ratio for risky drinking habits in men versus women is closer to 1-to-1 globally, a 2016 analysis of several studies suggested.
And the latest U.S. data from 2019 shows that women in their teens and early 20s reported drinking and getting drunk at higher rates than their male peers in some cases for the first time since researchers began measuring such behavior.
This trend parallels the rise in mental health concerns among young women, and researchers worry the long-term effects of the Covid-19 pandemic could amplify both patterns.
“It’s not only that we’re seeing women drinking more, but that they’re really being affected by this physically and mental health-wise,” said Dawn Sugarman, a research psychologist at McLean Hospital in Massachusetts who has studied addiction in women.
Research shows women suffer health consequences of alcohol liver disease, heart disease and cancer more quickly than men and even at lower levels .
Perhaps most concerning is that the rising gender equality in alcohol use doesn’t extend to the recognition or treatment of alcohol disorders, Sugarman said. So even as some women drink more, they’re often less likely to get the help they need.
Although the gender gap in alcohol consumption is narrowing among all ages, the reasons differ. For people over 26, women are increasing their alcohol consumption faster than men. Among teens and young adults, however, there’s an overall decline in drinking. The decline is simply slower for women.
That may sound like progress, said Aaron White, a senior scientific adviser at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. But it may indicate larger underlying issues.
“We have a real concern that while there might be fewer people drinking, many of those who are drinking might be doing so specifically to try to cope,” White said. “And that is problematic.”
Research suggests that people who drink to cope as opposed to drinking for pleasure have a higher risk of developing alcohol-use disorder. And while every individual’s reasons for drinking are different, studies have found women are more likely to drink to cope than men.
From Kaiser Health.com.
Woman Sells Two Daughters For N300,000 In Ogun
A 35-year-old housewife, Blessing Agoro, has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for allegedly selling her two daughters, Semilore Agoro (four), and Deborah Agoro (two).
The suspect was arrested, following a report lodged at Redeemed Camp Divisional Police Headquarters by her husband, Oluwaseyi Agoro.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement, yesterday.
Oyeyemi said the husband reported that when he returned from travelling last Tuesday he couldn’t find his two daughters.
The PPRO said, “The man stated further that all efforts to make his wife tell him the whereabouts of the children proved abortive, hence his report.
“Upon the report, the DPO Redeemed Camp division, CSP Alabi Akinjide, detailed his detectives to apprehend the suspect, who had already been with the camp’s code of conduct department.
“On interrogation, the suspect explained to the police that her husband left home for the past two years, and while he was away, she found it difficult to cater for the two children with her other two children she had for another man.
“She stated further that while she was contemplating on what to do, one Kolawole Imoleayo introduced her to a couple in Port Harcourt who was in need of children. She sold the two daughters to the couple at the rate of N300,000.
“Her confession led to the arrest of the said intermediary, Kolawole Imoleayo. They are both assisting the police in their investigation.”
The Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCID) for discreet investigation.
Oyeyemi added that Ajogun directed that the children must be rescued and brought back to their parents as soon as possible.
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