For a while, as if by coincidence, I have been listening to many tales of woe and anguish from women who feel the inequality between men and women is growing despite, or in thwarting, the equal rights drive. I have thought a lot about it, remembering young days and comparing…

What happens to the vow soon after it has been said? I have been wondering about this for quite a long time now. I know, like everyone else who has stayed in the vow for any length of time, the emotions and thoughts, let alone the turmoils that follow. They…

Why do marriages and weddings bring about that deep-seated unhappiness, which is in stark contrast to the joy that it should give, that the invited guests display? Why do brides cry? Having observed, listened to, and lived through many marriages, this piece is from the African point of view.

The bright flower of love soon wilts

Agony in the place of joy

The…

For twelve years our relationship was perfect, with love, respect, physical communion, and spending every possible moments together. I was satisfied with my married life. I believed I had finally found that one man who would love me without problems to the grave. Long years in different relationships had taught…

Firie Mhèné

Courageous Author: Giving wings to emotions. Love, marriage, conflicts in relationships, emotions stir me into writing. www.firiesbooks.com;

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