Jombi ahofia usalama wake baada ya kuchepuka na bibi ya ndugu mdogo

Jacob alipiga simu katika kipindi cha Patanisho ili asaidiwe na watangazaji wa kipindi hicho Gidi na Ghost ili aweze kupatana na ndugu yake mdogo. W

awili hawa wamekuwa hawapatani baada ya Jacob kumwendea kinyume na kuwa mara kwa mara anachepuka na bibi yake. Kisa hiki kilifanyika jumamosi ya wiki jana.

“Ndugu yangu nilikuwa namuibia bibi yake. Sasa nilikuwa nanyemelea bibi ya ndugu yangu mdogo.Nimekuwa nikinyemelea kama mwaka mmoja. Unajua yeye ni mtu wa masafari. Bibi yake aliniambia jamaa hayuko karibu anasafiri  Mombasa.”

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 Habari za Peter kusafiri Mombasa zilipokelewa kwa shangwe na wawili hawa kwani wangepanga kutoka kwenye klabu na kujivinjari. Siri hii ya mwaka mmoja ilitoboka wakati Peter nduguye aliamua kwenda safari ya Mombasa.  Jacob alijua mdogo wake huwa katika safari za kila siku kwa hivyo akapanga na mkewe wafike klabu kulewa pombe na kujivinjari kama desturi.

“Tulikuwa tumetokea kunywa mbili tatu. Mimi niliskia mtu akikuja na akatupiga makofi na kuniuliza mbona namfanyia hivo.”

Peter alipigiwa simu na msamaria mwema aliyewaona wawili hawa na kumtaka afike klabu ajionee hali halisi ya mambo.

Ilibidi akaikatisha safari yake ya kwenda mombasa.  Alifika kwa hasira na kuwapiga makofi baadae, huku watu wakipata kuona sinema ya mchana. Baadaye alimchukua mkewe wakaenda nyumbani ili kujiepusha na aibu.

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Patanisho: Bibi amtoroka bwanake baada ya kuuza shamba

Sasa Jacob anasema kuwa maisha yake yamo hatarini kwani Peter anapendekeza wakutane nyumbani katika kikao ili wazime tofauti zao na kujadili swala nzima mwanzo mwisho. Kikao hiki kinapendekezwa kifanyike nyumbani kwa  baba yao na ndugu mkubwa ambaye ni mwanapolisi.

Kulingana na Jacob huenda akapata kichapo kikubwa kutoka kwa ndugu yao mkubwa. Anataka waweze kusameheana kabla kikao hicho kufanyika

Alipopigiwaa simu na Gidi, Peter alieleza kwa machungu jinsi alivyojitolea kumpeleka shuleni bibi yake, baadae akapata ajira. Anasimulia jinsi amekuwa akiacha watoto na upweke na kuenda kulewa na ndugu yake mkubwa

Amekuambia makosa yake? Unajua kama sio nyinyi singeshika simu. Huwa naskia umbeya nasema kuwa hawezi fanya fanya hivo na bibi yangu. Nimesomesha bibi mpaka akaingia kazini halafu akuje kumnyemelea. Huyo mtu amenichezea kwa miaka mingi.  Imagine wanaacha watoto na kuenda klabu,” alihadithia Peter.

Wawili hawa walisameheana na kupanga wakutane nyumbani ili kumaliza kabisa tofauti zao.

Patanisho: Bibi amtoroka bwanake baada ya kuuza shamba

Katika Patanisho leo Peter, 41, alipiga simu katika kipindi kinachopendwa sana na kinachoruka katika kituo cha utangazaji cha Redio jambo kila siku.

Kwa njia ya kutuma ujumbe Peter alieleza  wazi wazi kuwa amekuwa katika matatizo yanayoikumba ndoa yake ya miezi 6 tangu mwaka jana.

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Ndoa yake na Caroline ilizama katika giza totoro kipindi na ambapo aliuza shamba lao. Baada ya Peter kuuza shamba, mkewe alimtaka abomoe nyumba waliokuwa wanaishi ili wayachukue mabati wakajenge nyumbani kwao.

Ili waweze kuukamilisha mjengo, wawili hawa walihamia jijini Nairobi na kukodisha chumba. Ndoa yao iliingia shubiri na wakatengana  huku Caroline akimpotelea Bwana peter.

Mtangazaji Ghost alimpigia Caroline simu ili apate kusikiliza kesi hiyo kutoka kwake. Mwanamke huyu ambaye hana mtoto na Peter alichukua simu na kunyamaza ikiashiria ghadhabu aliyo nayo kwa bwanake.

Soma mengine hapa.

Patanisho: Bi Terry amfumania bwanake akila uroda na binamu yake wa kike

Peter alionekana amechoshwa na maisha ya upweke na kutokwa na maneno mengi. Hata hivo aliyasema ya moyoni kwa mpenzi wake huku akiamini anamskiliza

“Kama nilikukosea unisamehe. Naomba msamaha turudiane tuishi kama bwana na mke.Najua ulikasirika kwa sababu nilichukua simu yako ila naomba msamaha wako.”

Ghost alijaribu kumuuliza ni kwa nini bibiye amenyamaza na Peter akaeleza kuwa hayo ni mazoea yake.

“Huwa anapokea na haongei . Naomba msamaha kwake kabisa anisamehe. Najua nilinyanganya yeye simu lakini nitamrudishia.”

Peter alikiri yeye kuwa ana macho ya nje katika mahusiano kumechangia mkewe kumkimbia

“Unajua ile tamaa ya kuwa na wanawake wengi iliniingia lakini nitaacha uasherati. Najua kuishi bila mwanamke ni kitu ngumu sana.”

Patanisho: Bi Terry amfumania bwanake akila uroda na binamu yake wa kike 

 

Kiprono, 28, aliwasilisha tatizo linalomsumbua na kumfanya kutatizika maishani kutoka mwaka jana mwezi wa Oktoba.

Baba huyu wa watoto wawili alikosana na bibiye Terry  na akatoroka na kuenda kwao. Mzozo huu ulianza kutokota na kurindima moto kipindi bwana huyu alipoanza kumshuku kuwa ana mahusiano ya kimapenzi na wateja aliokuwa anawauzia chakula katika kibanda chake.

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Wateja wake walikuwa mafundi wa mjengo uliokuwepo karibu na kibanda chake  na habari zilienea na kumfikia Kiprono huenda mkewe akawa anachepuka na mafundi hao. Wivu mwingi ukamwingia na akaanza kumshuku sana na kuanza kudadisi tetesi hizi ili aweze kuufahamu ukweli wa mambo.

Alifika nyumbani kwake saa mbili za usiku na kumkosa chumbani huku watoto wao wawili wakiwa katika hali ya upweke.

Hapa hakusita na akaamua kumpigia simu mkewe ili kujua aliko. Mama Derrick hakuchukua simu ila aliikata. Alikuwa na mafundi wake kwenye mjengo akiwauzia chakula na alihofia kuenda nyumbani kama amechelewa kwani bwanake angemchapa.

Jombi atumia gundi kumfunga mkewe sehemu za siri

Kwenye laini ya simu na kituo cha Redio Jambo kipindi kinachoruka kila asubuhi patanisho alionekana mwenye masimango na kusononeka kwani alikuja kupata ulikuwa udaku wa majirani uliofanya amshuku mkewe. Hadithi hizi za udaku wa majirani zilitia shubiri ndoa yake ya miaka 5.

Baada ya kutoroka na kwenda kwao, mama Derrick alirudi anapofanyia kazi na kumfumania bwanake akila uroda na binamu yake wa kike ambaye walijuana kipindi na ambapo alikuwa anawatembelea nyumbani kwao. Kiprono aliichukua namba yake ya simu  na kuanza kumtongoza.

Man accused of beating wife over sukuma wiki turns anger on investigating officer

“Alinipata naye kwa chumba cha kukodisha na akaanza kulia. Hata hakumpiga cousin yake.”

Alipopigiwa simu na Gidi, mama Derrick alifunguka mwanzo mwisho kuhusu jinsi bwanake alisaliti penzi lao.

“Huyo alinikosea sana. Yaani ananiacha amenimalizia na kuenda kwa cousin kufanya naye sex. The same day !” alishangaa Terry.

“Si hata wewe uanweza mpatia miaka 10?” aliuliza Terry.

Akionekana kusimama kidete na msimamo wake Bi Terry alisema atarudi baada ya muda alioutaja mbeleni.

Nilipigwa na mke wangu mja mzito na akuniuma mgongo

“Nishamsamehe lakini hiyo miaka 10 kwanza iishe…yaani nikapata macd kwa nyumba. Sijui alikuwa ameniwekea nikuje kuona ama?”

Kiprono alimsingizia shetani kwa majaribu ya kutoka na binamu wa Terry kimapenzi

“Gidi hiyo ni shetani tu ata mimi sikuelewa vile kitu yenyewe ilihappen mwongeleshe apunguze miaka Gidi .” aliomba Kiprono.

Jombi atumia gundi kumfunga mkewe sehemu za siri

Kisa cha kushangaza kimefanyika nchini Qatar katika familia moja ya jombi na ambaye kwa muda mrefu amekuwa akimshuku na kuwa na wivu wa kimapenzi uliopita mipaka kwa bibi yake.

Hii ni hali ambayo hutokea mara kwa mara katika mahusiano mengi miongoni mwa watu ila kalameni huyu alizidisha mno.

Soma mengine hapa.

Lawyer Assa Nyakundi who killed son to be detained a little longer

Alikuwa anajiandaa kuenda safari yake ambayo ilitakiwa ichukue siku kadhaa wakati na ambapo alishtuka ghafla kuona bibiye  amechapisha picha inayoonyesha kisigino katika akaunti yake maridhawa ya Facebook. Katika nchi ya Qatar, inaaminika kuwa ni mwiko kwa mwanadada kuonyesha sehemu kama hii na nyinginezo  kwa watu wengi hususan kwenye mitandao ya kijamii kama Facebook.

Itikadi hizi huwabana wanawake na huwa wanatakiwa kila mara kuhifadhi na kuwa wakweli katika jamii. Alizidi kupekua katika mtandao huu na kuona bibi yake pia ameridhishwa na kufurahishwa na picha iliyochapishwa na binamu yake wa jinsia ya kiume.

Husband ‘stabbed his estranged wife after she served him divorce papers

Alikasirika bwanake na akachukua gundi na kwa kutumia nguvu nyingi akaitumia kuzifunga sehemu zake za siri mke wake. Hali kadhalika alimburuza bibiye kortini ili aweze kuyajibu mashtaka ya kuonekana anasaliti penzi lao na binamu yake wa jinsia ya kiume.

Jaji alihoji kuwa kosa hilo kweli lilikuwa na uzito na kuna uwezekano mkubwa likamsababishia kuzongwa na mawazo na kumkosesha amani. Korti hiyo ilimtoza bibi yake kiasi cha hela kilicho sawa na Kshs 1000  na akaachiliwa huru.

Zari Hassan apata kipenzi kipya

Baada ya ukimya wa muda mrefu, Zari ameweza kutokea katika mitandao ya kijamii na mwanaume ambaye amtamrithi msanii na mkurugenzi wa WCB Diamond Platnumz. Katika chapisho siku ya ijumaa, mrembo huyu na mama wa watoto watano amesema kuwa mwanamume aliyempata kwa sasa ni baraka kubwa kwake.

Zari na Diamond waliachana mwaka uliopita tarehe 14 Februari siku ya wapendanao kwa kuchapisha ua jeusi lililoambatana na ujumbe mzito wa kuonyesha hawapo tena katika mahusiano.

zariposeswithdiamond
Zari na mpenzi wa zamani Diamond

Mama Tiffah alionekana kukasirishwa na tendo la mzazi mwenzake kukiri katika runinga na redio kubwa nchini Tanzania kuwa aliweza kufanya tendo la ndoa na kupata mtoto na mwanamitindo Hamisa Mobeto.

Patanisho: Jombi aapa kutopiga bibi yake

Zari The Bosslady ametupia picha ya mpenzi wake mpya katika mtandao wake maridhawa wa Instagram. Katika chapisho  hilo, mama Tiffah ameonekana kummiminia sifa kedekede mume huyu mpya na kubana jina lake kabisa na kumwita Bwana M.

Mrembo huyu ambaye ni msanii kutoka nchi jirani ya Uganda baada ya kumtema staa wa muziki Chibu Dangote alionekana kusononeka sana kwa kumpoteza mpenzi aliyempenda kwa dhati.

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Katika mitandao ya kijamii, anadokeza kwamba mshikaji wake mpya amemkubali pamoja na watoto wake watano. Zari amezaa watoto wawili na Diamond platnumz na watatu na aliyekuwa mmewe marehemu Ivan Ssemwanga.

Zari amefunguka sana maneno matamu kwa mpenzi wake.

“Nimebarikiwa sana kukupata wewe. Nakupenda sana Bwana M… Sio kwa vitu unazoninunulia wewe kwa kuwa nimeona tena kubwa na nzuri maishani mwangu ila naupenda moyo wako na jinsi unavyonifanya nijihisi vizuri pamoja na watoto wangu.” Anasema mrembo huyu.

Akionekana kuwa amepitia katika mahusiano ya mateso,  mrembo huyu amesema kuwa yeye huwajenga wanaume na wala sio sampuli ya wanawake wanaotegemea kupewa na wanaume.

“Mimi sio sampuli ya wanawake wanaochukua kutoka kwa wanaume ila nawajenga.”

zari with teddy bear
Zari Hassan

Anasema Bwana M ni tofauti na wapenzi wa jadi na kwamba ana upole na utulivu mwingi ambao unafanya ampende zaidi. Mzazi mwenza Simba  anaonekana kuzama katika mahaba mazito na mtangazaji wa redio Tanasha Donna kutoka hapa nchini.

Penzi lake diamond na Tanasha linaonekana kunoga zaidi baada ya mkali huyu kumpeleka Donna nyumbani Madale na kumtambulisha kwa  familia. Dadake Platnumz anapenda sana mahusiano haya na anajuta kuwa wawili hawa wangekutana zamani.

‘Why, at 51, I’d never sleep with a man my own age!’ – Writer reveals

A friend introduced me to Dylan when I was 47. He was ridiculously attractive — a personal trainer with blue eyes and blond curls —and there was an instant spark between us. At 27, he was also two decades younger than me.

I’d just signed up for a Tough Mudder challenge, so when Dylan offered to train me for free I leapt at the chance. Soon, we were going on 10k runs four times a week.

The day he asked me out on a date, I could barely contain my joy.

After cheap Italian food (it was all he could afford), we headed back to my flat. The minute I closed the door he kissed me and we made passionate love right there in the hall.

More than once, Dylan told me how sexy I looked — my flat stomach and slender hips, he said, resembled those of a 20-year-old.

Katreen Hardt, 51, (pictured) who says her body is far more extraordinary now than at age 25, explained why she prefers to date younger men

While most women my age might be flattered by such a compliment from a man 20 years their junior, I wasn’t surprised. Now 51, I’m in great shape, tall and slim, thanks to a combination of good genes and working out, and I’ve been told almost the same thing by younger men on many occasions.

Which is why I was appalled when author Yann Moix recently announced that he preferred ‘young women’s bodies’ and that: ‘The body of a 25-year-old woman is extraordinary. The body of a 50-year-old woman is not extraordinary at all.’

To me this makes no sense, and his ignorance — and arrogance — is staggering. If I were to compare my body now with my body at 25, I’d say my body now is far more extraordinary.

I have never felt more attractive. I no longer smoke nor go out drinking every weekend, as I did at university. I take better care of myself by exercising five times a week, getting plenty of sleep and eating a mostly vegetarian diet.

My body reflects these life changes: I’m leaner and far more toned, my complexion glowing and smooth.

However, most 50-year-old men make little or no effort to look as good as I do. In my experience, most men that age are overweight and out of shape — and the thought of having to sleep with one makes my skin crawl.

Young at heart

These days, 16 per cent of relationships comprise an older woman and a younger man compared with just 10 per cent in 1960, found a 2017 study

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KTN Swahili anchor Mary Kilobi opens up about not marrying ‘Atwoli because of money’

Mary Kilobi, KTN KIswahili news anchor is head over heels in love with her new hubby, Cotu secretary general Francis Atwoli.

He has shown me genuine love and respect that I deserve, TV presenter Mary Kilobi has said.

Kilobi 34, who spoke about their relationship with Atwoli said before the marriage plans, said they were inseparable when they met in 2005.

“…we are very good friends. Anybody close to us knows that we are very inseparable,” she said.

“Our friends never expected it. He(Atwoli) said he does not want to be my boyfriend or anything that is not marriage. I reached a point I dated many people and I felt like he treated me so well, respects me and shows me, genuine love.”

Mary Kilobi atwoli

In a youtube channel posted on August 17, Kilobi said she met Atwoli in Uganda during an interview and they got in touch.

“In 2011, we would talk even once in a year and since then we have been in touch on a regular basis. He would come home in Bungoma since he is a family friend,” he said.

Kilobi said their love is one that many admire adding that it’s not about his money but the love.

“If people doubt that there is love then people who hang around me believe there is love. Atwoli loves me and being his status people will say it is his money,” she said.

“It’s not about his money.  I have met people with money before and I know people who have money do not respect people. He knows its not about his money… money is an added advantage.”

The KTN presenter said they all work to secure their future in addition to the immense love they feel for each other.

“So much has changed. I am not able to catch up with my friends like I used to. Like I love going to the United States every August, this time round he said I’m not going anywhere,” she said.

“You sit and agree on certain things. He keeps on reminding me that it’s not easy to change someone but at least I need to adjust just a little bit.”

Mary Kilobi

Last week, Atwoli stunned TV viewers with praises for his new wife and the mention of his Sh5 million gold watch during an interview. He confirmed his marriage to Kilobi who is half his age.

While explaining why he married Kilobi, Atwoli said his second wife chose to engage in politics despite his advice against this.

“The reason I asked her not to pursue politics was that I needed somebody to take care of me. Since she joined politics, I married Kilobi so that she attends to me,” he said.

Mary Kilobi

The SG met Kilobi in Kampala 13 years ago while she was an intern at the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation.

“I was in the company with my second wife whom I released to do politics. At that particular time, we talked … she was still young … I told her that when she matured, whether it would take 1,000 years, I would marry her.”

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‘My bae spends sh 6,000,000 on prostitutes every year’ reveals distraught girlfriend

A woman whose ‘high-flying CEO’ boyfriend regularly sees prostitutes and uses cocaine has revealed why she refuses to end the relationship.

The Australian woman, who has been with her boyfriend for two years, revealed she doesn’t want to leave him – even though she is disgusted by his addiction.

Speaking of the situation, the 42-year-old said her partner had spent thousands on escorts in the past year.

‘I have slept with more than 500 men so far,’ reveals sex addict

‘He has spent Ksh 6,000,000 on prostitutes in the last year alone and that’s only what I’m aware of,’ she said.

She said she met her current boyfriend two years ago on a blind date, six months after her relationship ended with her ex-husband of 10 years.

The woman revealed this man had been married for 20 years previously and told her he had never cheated on his wife.

She said the man, a ‘high-flying corporate CEO’, had moved to her town to recover from a cocaine addiction – a problem she thought she could handle.

The woman said it didn’t take long for her to realize something wasn’t right with her relationship after she turned up to visit the man and he didn’t pick her up from the airport or answer her calls.

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Her worst fears were confirmed when she turned up to his apartment and saw the man passed out on his bed.

‘There was a text on his phone saying, “Baby, please call me”. So, I called the number and the woman on the other end admitted she was a prostitute – and was looking for payment,’ she said.

couple relationship prostitutes

The woman said she thought this had only happened a couple of times when he was high on drugs, but realized this wasn’t the case after checking his bank statements.

She discovered that in three months there was Ksh 2,000,000 worth of transactions to prostitutes on his credit card and he had been hiring them when away on business trips.

She said while she felt ‘absolute shock, disgust and disappointment’ over being lied to, the man told her he didn’t see this as cheating – more as paid transactions with no ‘heart connection’.

While she said there have since been countless promises of change, including a trip to Thailand to heal their relationship, the man has continued to use cocaine and see prostitutes.

She revealed the most recent of these interactions involving escorts, and possibly cocaine, was just four weeks ago when she saw another credit card statement showing he had spent Ksh 5, 00,000 in just one night.

While the situation is one she described as a ‘s*** way to live, she said she doesn’t want to leave.

The woman said if the circumstances of her life were different, she may have walked out. She explained her previous partner had killed himself, and that four days before he died she discovered he had also been cheating on her – and for a long time.

‘I absolutely adore this man and have a soul connection with him. Life is messy. I’m 42 and if I leave him and meet someone else, there will just be another problem to work on,’ she said.

She added while there are ongoing promises of change, she doesn’t trust this man, however, despite everything she has hope that one day he will stop.

And she’s not the only person struggling with these kinds of relationship issues.

Recently, a man revealed he had fallen in love with an escort who sleeps with up to 20 men – and that he was on the brink of ending his relationship because the woman wouldn’t quit her job.

Speaking about his situation, the man, named Michael, said he was initially okay with his girlfriend’s profession.

But because his feelings had grown for the woman, he was hoping she might take a step back.

The young man, who himself earns Ksh 120,000 a week working a run-of-the-mill type job, admitted his girlfriend doesn’t have sex with him at home.

‘She can see anywhere between 10 and 20 men a week,’ he said. ‘I’m at the point where I’m going to crack and I can’t do it anymore.’

While the conundrum was put to listeners to share their thoughts, it took the honesty of one caller to put the man’s situation into perspective.

This man shared how he had also fallen in love with past girlfriend who was an escort and the pair had spent 15 years together.

But while he was in jail for a drink driving offence, she fell in love with a client and the pair lived in his home while he was away.

The decision of whether to leave or stay was clearly a difficult one for the man seeking advice, and one that ultimately rested with him.

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‘I almost ran him over then he asked me out!’ People reveal surprising ways they found love on Twitter

Some people believe in love at first sight, and that you’ll know instantly when you meet the one.

But some couples’ real life tales of falling in love are far more interesting than the fairytale – as a new Twitter thread shows.

Among the people from around the world to have shared the story of how they met their partner online was a woman who said she narrowly avoided hitting her now partner with her car – only to hit it off with him when she took him for coffee to apologise.

Another person said they hated their husband when they first began working together, only to find herself falling for him as time went on.

Many met their partners in very unromantic settings, including at the supermarket doing the weekly shop, or in one case while playing World of Warcraft online.

One tweeted: ‘Went to Trader Joe’s for the first time ever. I’m in the frozen aisle trying to figure out what vegan ice cream is and a woman walks up and says ”Are you Ethiopian?”’

‘Been married for 2 years.’

Another posted: ‘At a yard sale. He bent over to grab something and I saw how nice that a** was… 11 years later, we still going strong.’

Others said they met when they were very young and are still together years down the line.

One said: ‘We went on the worlds worst date in high school that literally was so uncomfortable. Like y’all he shook my hand when I went in for a hug. I got sick from dinner. Like holy s***.

‘But then we fell in love so like worth it.’

Another tweeted: ‘I was outside in the front lawn with a friend. I was 15 years old. We watched a family move in next door. I saw him.. he saw me. I told my friend (yes at 15) that I was going to marry him.

‘Last month we celebrated our 32nd Wedding Anniversary and have been together for 39 years!’

However, others had hilarious tales of romances that got off on completely the wrong foot.

One said: ‘I was texting & driving in a parking lot…Omw to meet a different date & almost ran over this HOT guy, I slammed my brakes…He came to my window, I thought he would yell at me…but he asked me out for a drink…

‘I quickly bailed on the other guy, & been w/hot guy since,8 yrs.’

-Dailymail

5 Important Things You Need To Know Before Taking A Break From Your Relationship

If your relationship has hit a rough patch, sometimes the best thing to do is step away for a while to let things heal.

While taking a break can seem like a daunting prospect, if it’s done right, it can give couples some much needed perspective, according to Sydney sexologist Dr Nikki Goldstein.

‘It can be a great way to get some space from the issues you might be facing and work things out,’ Dr Goldstein wrote on her blog.

However, Dr Goldstein said making the situation work required some delicate handling as one or both could be feeling particularly vulnerable.

Her key suggestion for those considering a temporary separation was to get really clear on why they wanted to take time out in the first place.

‘You need to identify why it is that you can’t do that whilst together.’

The expert said couples reaching the point of needing a break may have become overly familiar with the other person and should use time apart to see where their true feelings lay.

Dr Goldstein also said as well as being clear about the reasons for the break, couples should take some time to outline the rules.

The most important of these is dating other people – a situation that can be therapeutic for some or damaging to others.

Five things to know about taking a break:

*  A break doesn’t have to mean the end of a relationship – it can be used to as a way to reset or heal a rift

* Before taking a break, make sure you outline boundaries around dating and contact

* Be careful not to tell too many people

* Use the time as a way to assess your true feelings about the relationship

* Don’t use a break as a way to avoid confront larger problems or difficult conversations

‘Some people want to date others to get that chance to see if they miss their partner nearly by comparison,’ she said.

‘Others feel that it’s too close to breaking up.’

Whether or not to have regular contact with the person you are taking a break from was also something Dr Goldstein said should be discussed ahead of time.

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