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Lama Tawakkol: Why I’m Not Rushing to Get Married

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Growing up, people in their twenties seemed as old as it got. They were finishing university, getting jobs, becoming independent and figuring out their lives. They were also, of course, getting married. As I got closer to that age group, I repeatedly made the comment that they had always seemed so much older, so much…

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Khalid Al Ameri’s 5 Tips for a Successful Relationship During Ramadan

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If you are a somewhat active Facebook user, you will most definitely have come across Khalid Al Ameri’s page and relationship advice that manages to leave us all speechless and stunned each and every time. Finding balance within your relationship is hard at the best of times, let alone during Ramadan. However, Khalid and his…

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The Top Wedding Gift Giving Do’s and Don’ts

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It’s that time of the year again! Spring is looming, flowers are blossoming and wedding bells are just around the corner. Newlyweds will enjoy their honeymoon then come back to their new homes, where we will greet and shower them with gifts. In a culture where a couple basically prepares and gets everything they might…

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Marriage Advice from Couples at Different Decades

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Marriage is literally choosing to wake up to the same face every morning. It is voluntarily handing your heart, mind and life over to somebody else and trusting them with them. It starts in all sorts of ways, through friends, family members or a serendipitous meeting like in the movies when you’re both grocery shopping…

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11 Foods for Better Sex

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We all want our sparkling sex life to stay, well, sparkling. And we make sure to try our best and boost it. Food and nutrition are additional ways we can make sure our libido is well maintained and polished. You have certainly heard about aphrodisiacs, which are types of food that arouse sexual instinct, libido, and…

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How to Keep the Spark Alive

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Living in Egypt is not easy. With all the uncertainty, social obligations, stress factors and instability the country provides, it’s easy for a marriage to be drained of the spark it once had. Or so Tarek and Sarah felt, as can be the case for any random couple. The couple had been married for seven…

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Taking the Time to Say “I Do”: What to Consider

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Modern times are difficult for lovers, especially if and when they want to tie the knot. We talk about “bad” marriages or “good” marriages, but we rarely include the words imaginative and creative with the word marriage. Step one is to actually question the institution of marriage. But step two, and this is what people…

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The Secret of Happiness in Marriage

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We always ponder upon the status of many marriages around us and what makes some of them successful and what leads others to dissatisfaction. Reading literature on understanding, communication or even intimacy could answer part of the question. However, does it mean that couples with good communication skills and openness are always happy with their…

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