B ge pa THREE IS A CROWD!!! ck a IF THERE is one thing that destroys relationships between couples of all ages be it in teenage relationships, young adults or married people, it’s the interference of other people and their involvement in couples’ affairs. The moment people start telling you tales about your partner and as soon as they get too involved to a point that they control your lives it becomes a huge problem. As much as you need help and advice from other people from time to time, one must learn to maintain independence as well as to develop the ability to deal with his or her issues on their own sometimes. Friend just won’t mind his or her own business! As much as you love your friends sometimes you just want them to keep their distance especially when it comes to your love life. Some friends always have something to say about your lover, not necessarily meaning that they are out to destroy your relationship but sometimes it might just be too much for you to handle. As a friend one needs to know when to draw the line. You must not allow friends must not meddle in your JULY 2015. CM. Page 38 affairs to a point that they end up knowing each and every detail about your relationship. Tell your friends how much you appreciate their concern for you and let them know how much you would love to learn to handle your affairs on your own. Mummy knows best! There is nothing as frustrating as being in a relationship with someone and you feel like you are suffocating because your space is being invaded. When it comes to their sons, mothers often feel like they know best, but the truth is sometimes momma has to step down a bit. You know you are in a relationship with a momma’s boy when mummy wants to stamp her authority and prove she is better than any woman her son gets involved with. When mum interferes a lot problems and fights are likely to pop up. As a man it is important to communicate with your mother and let her know how much both she and your lover mean to you, it’s not a competition after all. At the end of the day you need both of them in your life. Brother thinks he is superman! When it comes to their sisters, brothers always feel like no man can ever be good enough for their sister and as a result he makes his sister’s lover’s life a living hell. Often when a brother finds out a man has mistreated his sister, the first thing that comes to his mind is to break his bones, but the question is, will he always be around to fight his sister’s battles for the rest of her life? As a couple people need to make their own rules and learn to abide by them. Ladies tell your dear brother to teach his fellow brothers to be better men so that all men can be the kind of men he wants for you! by Nozipho Ncube| image source: solutionmarriageblog