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Gaone Monau
  • I wonder why I constantly feel lonely despite being surrounded by love

    Dear AnonymousCompanionship is one of the perks of a healthy union. When we consistently feel lonely albeit being surrounded by love, the following could possibly be at play• Poor communication - When employed effectively, communication aids...

  • I am losing relationships because of being too clingy

    Dear AnonymousThis article will touch on some of the rationales for clinginess in a romance and the solutions you can employ thereof.For any relationship to thrive, there ought to be an air of togetherness between the partners. There ought to be...

  • I was robbed of my teenagehood after my mom died

    Dear AnonymousFrom the rendition of your story, it is evident that you were parentified in your teenage years. Parentification/emotional incest is where the child ‘parents’ the parent; the roles here are reversed, the parent becomes the child and...

  • I am hesitant to get married because of the fear of divorce

    Dear AnonymousCongrats. Marriage on its own is a risk. Like any other risk you may win or lose, so you have to be at peace with both results. There is a plethora of complexities that befall all marriages. Whether the union survives is mostly...

  • I am failing to cope after my husband's death

    Dear AnonymousMay the hand of comfort and inner strength calm you down when the rains of emotional pains hit you like a flood. My certainty is wanting as to whether we can ever recover completely from the agony of grief after losing our affinity or...

  • My brother is destroying my reputation

    Dear AnonymousI presume that your assertion that your brother is a narcissist is correct. There is a litany of non-litigatory strategies that you can execute to shield yourself from the lies perpetuated by your brother about you. For purposes of this...

  • My Life Is A Living Nightmare Because Of My Immediate Boss

    Dear Anonymous My advice will predominantly stem from the legal perspective. Nevertheless, it would be general legal advice. If you need specific legal advice, it would be judicious for you to consult an attorney. Before defining insubordination at...

  • Our eight-year-old daughter was molested by a close acquaintance

    Dear AnonymousMy heart pours out for you with splendid wishes and emotional healing for your daughter in her best interest. There is a plethora of complexities that may befall a sexually abused child in the long term if such a child is not...

  • My senior colleagues are bullying me

    Dear AnonymousResearch shows that there are four personality types i.e choleric, sanguine, phlegmatic and melancholic. It is noteworthy to mention that we all have a dominant and recessive personality. Therefore it is possible to have a mixture of...

  • Of compatibility & love relationships

    Dear AnonymousI deem it worthy to quote verbatim excerpts from Dr John Gray’s book titled ‘Men are from Mars; Women are from Venus’ in an effort to advise you. In the aforesaid book men are referred to as Martians whilst women are referred to...

  • I am stuck in an emotionally abusive relationship

    Dear Anonymous There is a plethora of reasons why emotionally abused people stay in such relationships. This article will unearth some of the reasons why the ‘abused’ stay in toxic romances. It is my ardent hope that this article will shed light...

  • What is narcissim and what causes it?

    Dear Anonymous As espoused in my previous articles emotional abuse is a form of abuse that is recognised under the Domestic Violence Act Cap 28:05. The said Act however implicitly acknowledges narcissism, it does not explicitly enunciate on...

  • My partner wants marriage out of community of property

    Dear AnonymousMarital proprietary regimes in Botswana and worldwide seek to govern the property rights of the spouses. The legal views expressed here largely stem from Botswana laws on marriage.For the sake of brevity and simplicity, I will...

  • My late father’s abusive language has stuck with me

    My grades at school were mostly c+ or lower regardless of how much I studied. My now deceased father was particularly hard on me, whenever he was drunk it would get worse. He would angrily shout at me and repeatedly tell me how I was wasting his...

  • Lets Talk About It

    Dear Gaone• Please keep my identity anonymous. I am 22-year-old female currently getting married and kinda have mixed emotions. I am overjoyed and scared at the same time. Overjoyed that I have found lifetime companion but scared that things may...

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