3 Signs Of An Unfaithful Partner That Many Women Miss

Every woman likes to believe that she would never date a cheater or that she would be able to catch on if she discovered her partner was cheating. While one can spot obvious signs of infidelity, such as mystery phone calls and excuses made for coming home late, even savvy women might not recognize everything. Would you catch the following three subtle signs that could suggest that your significant other is being unfaithful to you? Or do you need to hire a local private investigator to help you figure it out?

He Refuses to Make Future Plans

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When you suggest going to an event over the weekend or hanging out Friday night, does he commit to spending time with you? Or does he dodge the commitment by saying he’ll let you know what he’s doing closer to the date? While a guy might have plans with his friends, you should never get pushed away as a backup option.

If you regularly come up with ways to see each other and he regularly comes up with reasons to miss them, then it’s time to find someone who is willing to make you a priority.

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10 Reasons Why Having A Sister Is The Best!

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with my sister, Isabel {1983}

Ever since I was a little girl and until now that I am a mum, I always consider having sisters as one of my biggest blessings in life. Not only do I automatically have someone to run to or rely on when I need help with something, I also consider it a privilege to have someone you can totally trust and tell your deepest, darkest secrets {not that I have too many! Haha}. Having someone who understands your craziness and your quirks is also a big plus!

Here are 10 Reasons Why I Thought Having A Sister Is Pure Awesomeness! 

  1. They are your Best-est Friend ~ Not just by default, but also by choice, having a sister is like automatically having a best friend. And because you live in the same house, you can have endless hours of fun and endless hours of chit-chats!
  2. They are your human journal ~ Since they cannot quit {even if they are tempted to sometimes}, sisters are your human journals whenever you need to vent or think out loud, especially when you are experiencing something absolutely amazing or something downright heartbreaking. It is a plus if you sleep in the same room, as it means you can do your human journalling even in the wee hours of the morning, as long as they are awake, that is!
  3. They keep you abreast with what is happening in the world ~ Having a sister is the best, especially if you are too busy with your life to keep up with what is going on in the world. Our sisters can be a reliable source of what’s the latest in social media, may that be the juiciest showbiz news, the latest fashion, trends, or the newest book released by your favorite author. You are also privy to their latest online discoveries, like a cool book lover’s cafe or this cool online career hub, for example.
  4. Trust them to be your child’s alternate mother ~ Titas love their nieces and nephews to a fault, that sometimes you’d think they love your child more than you do. They are their fiercest and staunchest supporters that having a sister also meant having a default groupie for your budding athlete or your budding rockstar. Not to mention, they’d also jump at any chance to baby sit their beloved nephew giving mum quality time alone or with dad.
  5. Free Psychiatrist ~ Since psychiatric consultation do not come cheap, it is such a big advantage to have a sister and have a free psychiatrist around. They can readily dish out advices, unsolicited or otherwise, when they are up to it, and depending on your needs, they also do psychology, fortune telling, and face reading on the side.

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  6. A Coffee or Movie Buddy on the ready ~ No matter how busy life can be for sisters, it will only take a phone call or a text away to invite them to go out with you for a cup of coffee or to catch your favorite film on the cinema, and for women, especially for the single ones, this is really quite an advantage.
  7. They remind you so much of your parents ~ And for someone who’ve lost her parents many years ago, having someone alive to remind her of how her parents were when they were around is such a great source of joy and comfort. I catch a glimpse of my Papa and Mama from my sisters time and again, and it is a beautiful way to keep their memories alive in us.
  8. A Shopping Buddy ~ If you love shopping {now who doesn’t, right?}, it is great to know that when you have a sister, you get a shopping buddy by default. It does not matter whether you dig going to the physical store and browsing through the items on display manually, or shopping online, trust your sister to accompany you whenever you are in the mood for serious retail therapy. Whether you are in the mood to shop for new clothes, new household items, books or washi tapes, perhaps, know that dear sissy will be there to help you with your purchases.
  9. A fashion consultant ~ One of the perks of having a sister is having your personal fashion consultant and if you have a fashion savvy sister, then always being stylish and abreast with the current fad will never be a problem for you. You can rely on them to give you their very honest opinion about which article of clothing in your wardrobe actually works for you.
  10. A confidante ~ A sister knows you inside out and they know where you’ve been and what you’ve gone through in life, and since time immemorial, you know that they have always been there. They are the best confidante and you can trust them to keep your secrets for you and not spill it out on someone else when you are not around. It is also a comfort to know that you can tell them about anything under the sun without the perils of being judged or prejudiced.

Shouts out to all the sisters out there and cheers to all the mums who have them. Life indeed is so much better with them around.

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5 Romantic Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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Isn’t 2016 zooming by ever too quickly? It seems only yesterday when I stashed away the Christmas tree and all its accoutrements and a few weeks from now we are celebrating the sweetest and romantic season of all.

Valentine’s Day is indeed almost right around the corner and if you have not decided on what sort of gifts to give your beloved, here are a couple of expressive Valentine’s Day gift ideas that I am sure any recipient would love and appreciate.

  1. A Bouquet of Fresh FlowersNothing beats a bunch of lovely fresh flowers to warm anyone’s heart on Valentine’s Day. A beautiful arrangement complete with the recipient’s favorite blooms in her favorite colors will surely make her extra special on the Day of Hearts. Whether you decide to order flowers online or handpick them yourself in the nearby flower shop, I am betting it will be much appreciated. You can even get creative by opting for flowers in lovely pots, vases, or other equally eye-appealing vessels and if you happen to live in Australia, Flowers For Everyone offers beautiful bouquet of flowers. :rose:
  2. Beautiful Calligraphy Love Letter ~ You can never go wrong with a well thought-out calligraphy love note, anyone can easily fall in love with it! You may choose to have a love letter especially written in calligraphy for your special someone or you can up the ante by having her favorite quote or song written in those flourishing strokes and have it framed. It will look great on your wall and it will definitely score you loads of “Husband of the Year” points!

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  3. A Dinner Complete With Your Special Home-Cooked Dish ~ If you are not much of a cook, then it is about time to let out your inner chef and cook up a storm for your loved one. Since most of the restaurants and malls will be packed with couples celebrating Valentine’s anyway, you are most likely to save you and your partner all the trouble if you stay at home and enjoy a quiet and stress-free candlelit dinner for two. Throw in a nice bottle of wine to pair with your sumptuous meal and do not forget that delectable dessert to end your dinner on a good note. If you have the perfect spot, you can set-up your special dinner outside and enjoy your date al fresco.  :plate:  :drink:
  4. A Surprise Out-Of-Town Trip ~ If long drives and trips have been far and few since you had children, Valentine’s is but the perfect excuse to put the in-laws or the aunts in-charge of the kids for a change and whisk your better half off to a romantic out-of-town surprise trip. A new destination will be perfect or you can always be extra romantic by bringing her to your favorite place, where you both used to go during weekends before you became busy parents. A romantic familiar view will surely rekindle the love and the passion you both have in the beginning of your relationship, while going out on a new adventure together will surely make your bond as lifetime partners even stronger. :car:
  5. A Relaxing Spa At Home ~ He is always tired from the long drive to and from work, the Day of Hearts would be a great excuse to set up a special spa treatment for him at home. You can prepare him a relaxing foot spa and massage to give his tired feet the rest and pampering they deserve. You can follow this with a soothing back rub to melt his stress away. Use aromatherapy candles and soft music for a complete relaxing experience.

Of course, expressing our love for the ones we love needs no special reason or occasion. Any day is as good as any to treat him extra special or cook him his favorite meal. Any day is also perfect for that special back rub or foot massage. After all, taking care of our loved ones is but one of the most perfect ways to show them how much we love and appreciate them.

What do you plan to surprise your husband with this Valentine’s mums? Share your sweetest ideas in a comment below.  :heart:

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