T for (The) Trajectory of Marital Relationships – Understanding why you both are made for each other

old couple

“Life is not merely a series of meaningless accidents or coincidences. But rather, it’s a tapestry of events that culminate in an exquisite, sublime plan. If we are to live life in harmony with the universe, we must all possess a powerful faith in what the ancients used to call “fatum”, what we currently refer…

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S for Second Falling in Love – Sixty is indeed Sexy!

old age couple in love

As I progressed through the Mr. & Mrs. series, initially it felt boring to write past the 35 years mark. Did I find people older to me, unattractive? Or did I look at ageing less youthful? May be, both. But, as I begin to observe and contemplate on life of older couples, I see a…

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Embarking on Design without Borders

false ceiling gyproc

How fascinating would it be if we were to re-design the world without borders!? Not only shall our travel experiences be liberating but also our perception about people, culture and their emotions shall find a chance, to discover the deep connection that we as human race share at our core. With plethora of hysterical borders…

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R for Role Reversal – Say Whatever, it’s the Woman, forever!

middle age couple comforting

One thing I’ve observed in elderly couples is that, irrespective of which of the partners have had the upper hand all along, there comes a stage in their relationship when the wife begins to play the pivotal role in matters of home, family, children, finance and everything. It makes me assume that with ageing, men…

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A Brelfie Saga

brelfie

What image does breastfeeding bring to your mind? If someone would have asked me this question before I became a mother, it must have brought that ‘shh…shh…’ feeling in me. Isn’t it how many of us react to breastfeeding? Like menstruation and sex, breastfeeding is certainly another secrecy to hide, is it not? My pregnancy…

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Q for Qualm – The Disquietude at 50

life at 50

When I look back at the Mr. & Mrs. Series, I find that the relationship between the husband and the wife remained awake until somewhere near the late 30s. Post that, it was more about life’s influence on the relationship rather than the relationship itself. Kids, finance, career, health – they’ve had enough come between…

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P for Parting – The Woes of an Empty Nest

empty-nest-couple

The A to Z Challenge officially closed in April and I am still hanging around in mid May at only half the series. No regrets, may the challenge rest in peace. And may I continue the series on relationships until the Mr. & Mrs. of my series find solace in Z one day! I still…

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O for Old, yet not too Old – The want of a Companionship!

middle age couple

Around 40 – 45, you might be busy with your career, sorting out your financial goals and planning about retirement solutions. Your growing up teenagers, on one hand, may leave you with a void of having grown-up in a wink’s time and on the other hand, fill you with a budding friendship of an adolescent.…

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N for Nesting – Coming to terms…..at 40!

Where does the relationship with your spouse stand now? In the AtoZ series on relationships, we are nearing or already at our 40s; perhaps married for over a decade now and most possibly living with one or more children. You might have settled in a career. Some might be owning a house. Some might have…

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Know PTE!

PTE Academic english test

Many of us would have had that dream, to pursue a higher education in a university abroad. It goes without saying the complexities involved in the preparatory process towards this goal. To begin with, we may research Google the king to collect information about the courses we wish to get enrolled in and their requisites.…

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