Sometimes It Doesn’t Last Forever

Most people we know, if not all, get married with hope that they will stay committed to this person they are exchanging vows with.

They can tell us their wonderful love stories: how they met, what drew them to each other, how one of them started to pursue the other romantically or how they just realized one day that this was the person for them and then they have beautiful weddings. Weddings that were supposed to be entry doors to a lifetime together of love, joy, peace. But then somehow, a few months or years after they walk past that door they find themselves heading towards the end of their marriage. And now the challenge is: how does one End a Marriage Peacefully?

The reasons for a marriage ending in separation or divorce are varied. Infidelity can be one reason. Major disagreements in handling finance, rearing children and even relating with in-laws can lead the path towards the end of a marriage. Some would simply label the cause as irreconcilable differences. But sometimes there are some horrid stories behind the breakdown of a marriage.

One of my friends had to end her marriage because she found out that her husband was abusive a few months into their marriage. But as she did not want to disappoint her parents, she held on to the marriage. In the meantime, as the months passed into years, the verbal and physical abuse got worse. What I personally found terrible in her situation was that her husband was a different man in front of other people: he was smart, kind, generous. There seemed to be no sign that he was treating my friend badly. What finally convinced my friend to leave him was when it came to a point when he threatened her life.

Another friend of mine thought she found the love to last a lifetime in the man she married. But years into the marriage and now with three young children, her husband got hooked into drugs. Their once happy marriage and family was now filled with psychological and physical abuse. My friend decided to end the marriage when she found out that her husband has been stealing money from her and from the children just to satisfy his addiction and when she confronted him about it, he threatened her life.

The stories I mentioned above belong to the painful and heartbreaking reasons for ending a marriage. And I see the scenarios above as sound basis for ending a marriage. One can not stay in a marriage where even your life is threatened by the person who once vowed to love you and care for you. And yet even in the above situations, I believe one can still strive to end it peacefully. That would be for the sake of the children and even for the sake of what you once had together. After all, you were both in love with each other at one point in your life.

Personally, as a person with a degree in Psychology and who believes in the sanctity of marriage, I wish every couple would go into counseling first before they get married. They can see a psychologist or their church leader or even an older couple that they know and trust and whose marriage they admire. It helps a lot, I think, when a couple go through premarital counseling to help them prepare themselves for marriage.

Then again if a marriage has to end, may it be that both partners can still agree to end it all peacefully.

Memories of Boracay

Beginning last April 26, the Philippines’ world famous island of Boracay was shut down. For the 1st time it became out of reach to tourists, which numbered up to 2 million in 2017 alone.

Personally, I have never thought of Boracay being closed and off limits to Boracay non-residents. But well it happened. The Philippine government says that this is to rehabilitate the island.

I have been to the island only twice. Once in 2005 with my siblings and then in 2016 accompanied by a friend after I ran a training in Kalibo on culture and outreach work.

Boracay island has white powdery sand. The stretch of blue sea and sky is, of course, refreshing to a nature lover like me. Boracay reminds me really of Bohol’s own share of pristine white sand beaches and yes, blue sea and sky  which I frequently enjoyed, being born and raised in Bohol. By the way, my hubby and I visited Bohol just this May and we had the opportunity to stay at Hennan Resort in Alona, Panglao together with my siblings. That would have to be a separate blog post 🙂

Well, I look forward to seeing a beautiful and restored Boracay again after the 6-month cleanup. Hope to go back with my hubby next time 🙂

Where Can You Find Worming Medications for Your Pet Bird?

Are you the proud owner of a pet bird? Whether you own a songbird or a warbler or a talker, one thing is clear. These feathered friends are treasured members of your family. They deserve to be treated with the utmost respect and care. This extends to the special medical care that you give them when they require it. This is an issue that you don’t need to spend an arm and a leg in order to safely address.

Worms Are One of the Worst Problems That Can Strike a Bird
You should be aware that birds, just like human beings, are prone to suffer any number of ailments. After all, they are only mortal. Just like us, they will require a high level of medical care from time to time. But you don’t have to put a huge dent in your family budget in order to come to the aid of your ailing friend. In fact, all you really need to know is the URL of a certain website.

If You Need Bird Meds and Pet Supplies, There’s a Place You Can Go
Finding the specific medications you need to treat bird illnesses is no longer a time consuming hassle. In fact, thanks to the rise of the world wide web, it’s now easier than ever. All you need to do is know how to log on to the web and find the site that offers you the best deal for the supplies you need. It’s as simple as that.

Whether you own a budgie or a cockatoo, they depend on you to help them recover from these nasty ailments. This is why it’s so important to know where to turn in times of trouble. You can log on to the web in order to get the bird worming products you need to keep your avian companion happy and healthy.

What Are the Benefits of Shopping for Bird Meds on the Web?
If you are wondering if there are any specific benefits that can be definitely associated with shopping for bird meds on the web, just consider this. How soon do you really want your pet to get better? If you want to pay exorbitant prices to your local vet, you can get quick relief at the cost of a serious dent in your budget.

But there is a better way to handle this matter. If you want a quick delivery from the web, you can get it for a considerably lesser amount. The important thing is to make sure that your bird gets the medication they need to put this trouble behind them as soon as possible.

When It’s Party Time

I just learned recently that one of my cousins, Irene Shiela, is now providing supplies for party needs in our home province of Bohol (Philippines) 🙂 She is also able to send party supplies to you even if your event is outside Bohol.

Knowing Shiela, with her bubbly personality, strong people skills and love for family, I think her latest business endeavor fits her well.

I think she and her team will be able to meet well your party needs in your party corner in Bohol and even beyond.

Her prices are affordable, too. Check them out: 

In providing party supplies outside of Bohol, Shiela says that they will just add the courier cost to your orders. Contact her for more info.

You may get in touch with Shiela and Eight Jewels Party Needs and Fashion Boutique through their Facebook Page or through mobile number: +63917 139 6698.