Relationship advice – Ten lessons to live by


Relationship advice that makes for successful marriages.

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“Roses are red, violets are blue, and I’ve never met anyone as beautiful as you.”

This message and more, probably, are some of the messages people woke up to on Valentine’s Day.

At KBC, on our Good Morning Kenya (GMK) show, we decided to avoid the poems and do the practical. GMK’s anchor Samuel Njoroge, in partnership with Panari Hotel, Nyahururu, sat down with a couple and a married man to talk about how they have made their relationship work.

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In addition to the sage advice given by the married people, one of the couples won a retreat from the Panari Resort in Nyahururu. Before the end of the show, the man got on one knee and proposed to his long-time girlfriend.

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This is what we learnt.

  1. During the early stages of courtship, couples are not comfortable with each other but as the relationship progresses, there is a need for honesty.
  2. We all fall in love knowingly, so when relationships fall apart, there is need to take responsibility to either salvage it or let it go.
  3. No one is perfect and therefore relationships are imperfect.
  4. All relationships require hard work, if you work on it, it is bound to work out but if we don’t it will fall apart.
  5. We should all manage our expectations when getting into relationships.
  6. As a couple find that one thing that the both of you can do together, doing one thing together helps to keep the marriage fresh and rejuvenates the relationship over time.
  7. A couple that prays together stays together.
  8. Your partner is not an angel, never assume they know what they did wrong or expect; always ask.
  9. Always say “I love you,” and “thank you” to each other.
  10. Make sure your partner is your best friend, no matter what.
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