The Truth Behind Infidelity: Understanding Why People Cheat in Relationships

Discover the underlying reasons why people cheat in relationships. Learn about the psychological, emotional, and social factors that contribute to infidelity and how to prevent it.

The Complexity of Infidelity

Infidelity is a complex and multifaceted issue that affects millions of relationships worldwide. It’s a sensitive topic that can evoke strong emotions and raise questions about human behavior and relationships.

The Search for Emotional Connection

One of the primary reasons people cheat is a lack of emotional connection in their relationship. When individuals feel unheard, unseen, or unappreciated, they may seek validation and attention outside their partnership. This can lead to an emotional affair, which can be just as damaging as a physical one.

Unmet Needs and Desire

Unfulfilled sexual or intimate needs can also drive individuals to cheat. When relationships become stale or neglectful of one partner’s desires, the temptation to seek excitement or novelty elsewhere can become overwhelming.

Insecurities and Low Self-Esteem

Insecurities and low self-esteem can contribute significantly to infidelity. When individuals feel inadequate or unlovable, they may seek external validation to boost their self-worth. This can lead to a pattern of seeking validation through multiple partners or affairs.

Lack of Communication and Intimacy

Poor communication and emotional disconnection can create an environment conducive to cheating. When partners neglect emotional and physical intimacy, the relationship can become vulnerable to infidelity.

External Factors and Triggers

Environmental stressors, such as work or financial pressures, can also contribute to infidelity. Additionally, social media and technology have changed the way we interact and connect, making it easier to connect with others and potentially engage in infidelity.

Prevention and Healing

Understanding the reasons behind infidelity is crucial to preventing it. By addressing the root causes and working on communication, emotional connection, and intimacy, couples can build stronger, more resilient relationships. If infidelity has already occurred, seeking professional help and support can aid in the healing process.

Conclusion: Infidelity is a complex issue with multiple underlying reasons. By understanding these factors and addressing them proactively, we can build healthier, more fulfilling relationships and prevent the pain and heartache of cheating.

Embracing Versatility: The Benefits of Adjustable Engagement Rings

We recently launched our adjustable sterling silver ring collection. In this blog post we will explore the benefits of our adjustable engagement rings and why they are an excellent choice for modern couples.

When it comes to engagement rings, finding the perfect fit is crucial. Not only does it ensure comfort, but it also symbolizes the perfect union of two souls. Our adjustable engagement rings offer a unique solution, providing a customizable fit that adapts to your changing needs.

Rings that adapt to finger size changes, like our adjustable engagement rings, offer several advantages that make them an appealing choice for those seeking flexibility, comfort, and style in their jewellery selection. Let’s dive into the benefits of adjustable engagement rings and why they are a fantastic option for couples looking to celebrate their love with a versatile and practical Eternal Jewellery ring.

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  1. Perfect Fit Guaranteed

Our adjustable engagement rings eliminate the worry of finding the right size. With a simple mechanism, you can adjust the ring to fit your finger perfectly, ensuring a comfortable and secure wear.

  1. Flexibility and Convenience

Our adjustable engagement rings offer couples the flexibility to adjust the ring to different fingers or hands as needed. This adaptability makes it easier to wear the ring on various occasions without having to worry about it being too tight or too loose, providing the wearer with the freedom to personalize their style effortlessly.

  1. Versatile Style

Our adjustable engagement rings come in a variety of designs, ranging from classic solitaires to intricate settings, ensuring that there is a style to suit every taste and preference. Whether you prefer a minimalist look or a more elaborate design, you can find an adjustable engagement ring that reflects your unique style and personality.

  1. Budget-Friendly

Our adjustable engagement rings can be a cost-effective option for couples looking to stay within a budget without compromising on quality or style. With adjustable rings, you can enjoy the flexibility of resizing without the added expense of traditional resizing services, making them a practical and wallet-friendly choice.

  1. Durability and Longevity

Our adjustable engagement rings are built to last, with high-quality materials and craftsmanship ensuring a long lifespan. With proper care, your adjustable engagement ring will remain a treasured possession for generations.

In conclusion, adjustable engagement rings offer a range of benefits, including a perfect fit, flexibility, convenience, versatile style options, and affordability. These rings provide couples with a practical and stylish alternative to traditional engagement rings, allowing them to enjoy the beauty and symbolism of an engagement ring without the limitations of fixed sizing. Embrace the convenience and versatility of our adjustable engagement rings and celebrate your love with a ring that adapts to your ever-changing lives. Look out for the unveiling of the collection in the next few weeks.

Ring Shapes and Cuts

Choosing the right ring is a very important decision. Rings are available in different shapes and cuts, which can sometimes make it difficult to choose the perfect ring for you.

Here are some popular ring shapes and some advice on how to choose the best shape:

Princess Shape

The Princess cut is a square shape with pointed corners giving a well-defined look. This shape is for women who are romantic at heart, love style and beauty. It also looks good on women with long fingers.

Round Shape

The Round Shape is a stone that is cut into a round shape and usually has a great sparkle. This type of shape never goes out of style. If she is attracted to classic and timeless styles this is the best shape for her. It compliments every finger shape.

                               

Emerald Shape

The Emerald shape has long facets and layered corners that are strong and bold. This shape is for women that possesses exuberant fashion and are sophisticated. Long, stylish fingers look good in emerald shapes.

                                

Oval Shape

The oval shape has no corners or vertices, it represents uniqueness, individuality, and innovation. Oval shaped rings help to lengthen the appearance of short fingers. Oval shaped rings would be best recommended to those with short and wider fingers.

                                    

Pear Shape

The Pear shape is a feminine shape with a beautiful, rounded bottom at the end with a pointed top at the other end, shaped like a tear.  Women with short, chubby fingers should try this shape.  It is the type of shape that suits a woman who is fun, adventurous, loving, and unique.

                                      

Marquise Shape

The Marquise shape has an oval shape with pointed ends, its shape is like that of a boat.  A great option for a bride to be with a strong personality and one who is a trendsetter. The shape looks good on squared fingers. It adds more detail to the finger.

 

The Heart Shape

The heart shape is the perfect way to express your love to that special person. As the name implies, heart shaped rings are an ideal representation of real love, romance, and devotion. It compliments all finger types.

               

Asscher Shape

The Asscher shape has a square shape with large step facets and a unique high crown that makes it an unusual shape. Women that consider themselves highly adaptive will easily like this shape.

                                      

Cushion Shape

Shaped like a cushion or pillow, the Cushion Shape has a square or rectangular look with rounded corners. One of the most popular and easily recognized shapes. It is mostly loved by brides who believe bigger is better. It is ideal for emotional and mindful women who are so secure in their sense of style.

                                                      

If you require more personalized advice, feel free to contact us, and we’ll help you pick out a ring that looks beautiful and fits your requirements and budget. Remember this is a guide to help you decide when you have no idea where to start, it is not a strict rule as to which shape you should buy.

Website :Eternal Jewellery (eternaljewelleryz.com)     Mobile Number: 0974583423

The Shipikisha Club

Almost every marriage in Zambia starts with premarital counselling sessions to help plan how to resolve the issues that will arise during their marriage. As the couple get closer to the wedding day, counsellors, friends, or family might mention “Shipikisha Club” and sometimes this advice is given to the women only.

Shipikisha Club can be described as facing a lot of challenges in marriage and enduring them regardless of what they are. It is a traditional view of marriage that has been passed on from generation to generation.

Should marriage be a “Shipikisha Club”? Do we have to endure no matter how bad the situation gets? What comes to your mind when you hear the phrase?

Does the “Shipikisha Club” have limits? For example, physical and emotional abuse. Should you stay and work things out? When he or she cheats, should you stay and work things out? When your relationship becomes toxic, should one stay and work it out?

It is obvious couples should not marry believing that everything will be rosy forever. Marital challenges include long-term illness, lack of finances, loss of job, to mention a few. In such instances, it is okay to stay and work things out together.

In a way, the Shipikisha club is meant to convey the seriousness of marriage. Why then does it seem that this is emphasized more to women than men? Shouldn’t men also shipikisha?

Marriage is about love, sacrifice, and commitment between two people and not endurance of things that are harmful to your mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health. Couples should experience joy as they choose to be together forever.

The 411 on Resizing

What is ring resizing?

Ring resizing is the process of making a ring smaller or bigger to fit your ring finger and it can be done on most metals. 

The need to resize your ring may arise due to weight loss or weight gain and sometimes it’s done simply because of wanting to wear it on another finger.  

“The ring resizing process can be completed in as little as a few hours, or it can take several weeks (or anything in between). It all depends on the metal, the intricacy of the ring, and the jeweler you are working with.” Honey Co

Ring Resizing And What You Need To Know — Enji Studio Jewelry

What Metals can be resized?

  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Sterling Silver

Platinum

Platinum is a precious silvery white metal that has very recently become a popular choice for all types of jewelry.It’s extremely durable and will last forever. Platinum is also one of the most expensive metals because of its rarity and density. 

Gold

Gold rings are not always 100% pure because pure gold is too soft to shape into complex designs. It is often mixed with alloy metals to strengthen it. 

Sterling Silver

Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% of silver and 7.5% of other metals, usually  copper.

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Effects of Ring Resizing

When a ring is resized, the place where it was cut and then soldered (a joining process used to join different types of metals together by melting a metal alloy) becomes weak. It doesn’t help that these cuts are made from the bottom part of the ring, which is usually subject to the most stress. 

And if you exert pressure on the place where the ring is soldered it can bend or break, however, if the resizing is done well the risk is minimized.

In some cases, when the jeweler has not soldered the ring back together with care when resizing, the joint will be more likely to break in the future.

We do not currently offer the resizing service, however we do have ring adjusters in-store to help adjust the size of a bigger ring. Please ask us and we’ll be happy to send you one. They are K230 inclusive of delivery.

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Any questions?

Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations in Zambia

Planning a wedding can be stressful and the honeymoon is a welcome break from all the drama. Honeymoons are also a great way to create new memories, while you trust each other and explore each other’s unfamiliar territories. Your honeymoon destination is just as important as the wedding and a lot of thought should go into it. 

Below are our top ten honeymoon destinations in Zambia.

Sindabezi Island Lodge

Sindabezi is a unique Zambian Island and rated by Fodors as one of the top 10 lodges for ecotourism in Africa. Sindabezi is privately owned and the only luxury bush camp in the Victoria Falls region. The rates range from $195 per person sharing to $635 per person sharing, inclusive of accommodation, all meals, select drinks and river activities. However it is important to note that rates quoted on their website serve as a guideline only and can be subject to change without notice.

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Tongabezi Lodge

Tongabezi Lodge is a romantic hideaway on the banks of the Zambezi River just upstream from Victoria Falls. Recognized for its unusually thorough responsible travel practices and adored for giving guests what they really want, their rates range from $400 to $1070.

Beautiful River Viasta at Tongabezi Lodge

Mfuwe Lodge

Mfuwe is located just inside South Luangwa National Park, less than an hour drive from Mfuwe International Airport. As soon as you arrive you’ll understand why it has been voted as the best Lodge in Zambia. Mfuwe lodge is a perfect place to enjoy game viewing and the rates range from $200 to $250 inclusive of pick up from the Airport.

Luxury in Zambia at Mfuwe Lodge in South Luangwa

Avani Victoria Falls Resort

Whether it’s for family fun or a business trip, Avani Victoria Falls Resort offers contemporary comforts and uncontested convenience for only K2450 per night inclusive of breakfast. It is located in Livingstone.

AVANI Victoria Falls Resort

Lower Zambezi Lodge

If you are looking for self-catering accommodation offering premium furnishings & amenities, at affordable rates, you are in for a treat. The Lower Zambezi Lodge is situated within the beautiful Chiawa GMA on the banks of the Zambezi River, nestled at the foot of the Zambezi Escarpment. The rates range from $50 to $ 130 inclusive of boat cruise.

Enjoy a Luxury Safari in Lower Zambezi National Park an Stay at Royal Zambezi Lodge

Chiawa Camp

1989, Chiawa Camp opened up as the first photo safari operation in the Lower Zambezi National Park. The camp’s first-class reputation has gone on to make travel headlines around the world as a great safari lodge for both families and African honeymoons. Prices for accommodation and other activities start from $331 per person per night sharing, activities include, bush walks, cruises, fishing, Jeki Airstrip etc.

Chiawa Camp, Lower Zambezi | Zambia In Style

South Luangwa National Park-Nsefu Camp

Nkwali is certainly one of the better known camps in the Luangwa and with exceptional guiding standards you cannot be let down. The setting is stunning – the views are absolutely beautiful rates start from $195 person plus $5 for Luangwa conservation.

Falcon Safaris |Nsefu Camp

Royal Zambezi Lodge

The lodge offers the perfect combination of contemporary, simplistic style and extreme comfort while providing a pure wilderness experience. Accommodation rates range from $110 to $164 per person per night inclusive of all the meals, but if you want to enjoy other activities you spend an extra amount of K40 per activity such as boat cruise, canoeing etc.

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Siavonga: Kariba Inns

Lake Kariba Inns is a hotel in Siavonga that features an outdoor swimming pool and free WiFi. If you want a simple fun honey moon getaway Kariba Inns is the place for you. Rates start from as low as K1800 inclusive of full English breakfast.

Samfya-Chita Lodge and Resort

Chita lodge is a beautiful place, with a nice scenery and boasts of cool breeze on the terraces. Perfect place to visit especially if you want to have some good time at the beach, accommodation ranges from K650 to K2500 inclusive of Breakfast.

Chita Lodge Samfya - Houses for Rent in Samfya, Zambia

Your Guide To Metal Sensitivity

Metal sensitivity is considered a disorder of the immune system where the skin is irritated by metals like jewellery,. It is a common condition that affects 10% to 15% of the population. It can produce a variety of symptoms, including rashes, swelling, or pain due to contact with certain metals (MedBroadcast.com).

The most common metal people are allergic to is nickel. Nickel is a natural hard, silvery-white metal, and it is often mixed with other metals.  Contact with jewellery containing nickel causes an itchy rash and possibly blisters at the site of contact. The skin reacts when it has been exposed for a period of 24 hours or more, especially with rings. 

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What metals are safe if you have sensitive skin?

1.Sterling Silver 

Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper.  Pure sterling silver is too soft to mold into complex jewellery designs. Sterling silver is an affordable precious metal, it is durable and is usually 100% hypoallergenic metal. In some instances, nickel can be one of the components in sterling silver so when making a purchase ensure to ask if the item is nickel free. All our sterling silver rings are nickel free.  

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2.Tungsten Carbide Rings

If you have any metal allergies, be assured it won’t happen with tungsten as long as it’s nickel free.  It will never bend and is perfect for those who love heavy metals. Tungsten is also scratch resistant and requires little maintenance. It’s only downside is revealed when it sustains a fall from a height, it could crack or break due to its hardness. Most couples choose tungsten bands to symbolize the strength of  their love and commitment.

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3.Gold

Gold is one of the oldest, most adored metals that has been known to symbolise wealth. In its pure form, it is a bright, slightly reddish yellow, dense, and soft. It has three alloys: yellow, white and rose gold and is measured in karats. Karat is the measure of the purity of gold. To view our gold collection, please visit our website: www.eternaljewelleryz.com

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Top Tips:

  1. Avoid strong beauty care products, they may react with the metal and cause a skin reaction. Use gentle products like handmade natural soaps. For example: https://www.facebook.com/baobabswirls/
  2. Avoid plated rings.
  3. Use the right products to clean your rings and have your ring  cleaned professionally at least twice a year. Eternal Jewellery offers 2 FREE polishes in a year under the warranty and to benefit from this service the receipt must be presented.

NOTE: A rash caused by a nickel allergy can be treated with antihistamines. There is no cure for an allergy to metals. The best way to prevent a reaction is to avoid the allergen.

We hope you found this article helpful, it’s important to note that a metal allergy can develop unexpectedly. If you suspect you may have a metal allergy, when making a jewellery purchase always ask if the jewellery is nickel free and ask for further advice on your choices. 

The Top 5 Decor Companies in Zambia

TOP 5 DÉCOR COMPANIES

Decor sets the mood, creates the ambiance, expresses the theme and adds to the ultimate experience of an event. It is important to note that an event may look lifeless and uninteresting without décor.

When deciding what you would like for your event, there are certain elements that you should not overlook such as:

  • Theme
  • Flowers
  • Colour scheme
  • Table centrepieces
  • Lighting

If you are looking for a décor company that will transform your event into an unforgettable one, here are the top 5 décor companies to pick from:

1. Glorious Touch Events and Tours (is a wedding planning service event company that guarantees to give you nothing but fresh works that you have never seen before)

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https://www.facebook.com/Glorious-Touch-Events-Tours-445202862252360/

2. ID Creations (Is an event planning and décor specialist that will actualise your imagination into reality)   

https://www.facebook.com/ID-Creations-2098798233781540

3.Pearl Haven Farm (Pink Champagne Events) are specialised in planning milestone parties, birthdays, bridal and baby showers.

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https://www.facebook.com/PinkchampagneEventPlanners

4.Function Junction Events and Décor (They are specialised in weddings, kitchen parties and all corporate functions.)

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https://www.facebook.com/Serenity-Creations-Garden-Events-and-Decor-101027718699796

5.Serenity Creations (For a joyous and colourful event Serenity Creations)

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https://www.facebook.com/Function-Junction-Events-Decor-408728496132517

Do you agree with our list? Who are your favourite local decorators?

6 Secrets to a Successful Surprise Proposal

In order to pull off a successful surprise proposal, you first need to find out her ring size.

Here are some tips:

1. If your girlfriend regularly wears rings on her ring finger, see if you can sneak in to her jewellery box and pinch one to take to the jewellers to get it sized.

2. Get a piece of paper and when she isn’t home trace round the inside of her ring so the jeweller can get an idea of her size.

3. Ask your friends or family to do a bit of digging, or find out your girlfriends ring size for you.

4. Treat her to a day out with friends and make sure they take her to a jewellery store to browse and eventually find out her ring size and let you know discreetly.


5. Buy a ring sizer and when your partner is fast asleep gently measure her ring finger, if she is a light sleeper this might not be the best option for you but if she sleeps like a log you should be able to take her size without her ever knowing!

6. Sometimes it’s hard to find out her ring size, she may catch on to what you are up to and ruin the surprise! So, if all else fails there is always one important rule to follow – go bigger. It’s easier for a jeweller to make a ring smaller than to make it bigger, there is more material for them to work with so when guessing a size it’s always playing it safe to get the next size up rather than one down.

7. You’ll also need to plan the proposal, if you want an elaborate proposal and need help we provide a Decor Proposal Service inclusive of Photography – for more information 0974583423

You can now browse and shop through our website: https://www.eternaljewelleryz.com/product-category/engagement-rings/

 

The 7 Myths of Wedding Planning

Wedding planning is surrounded by a number of myths and like a lot of myths, some have their roots in old truths whilst some have come about more recently due to societal changes.  

Myth 1: It takes at least 12 months to plan a wedding 

With the right budget, organized and focused mind, you can plan a wedding within 3 months. If you put your energy and mind to it, why not? You can still have the wedding of your dreams. Although this could give rise to questions like how long the couple have known each other and have been engaged.  

Myth 2: Everything about your wedding should be personal and unique 

Not everything at your wedding has to be creative or different to create a great day because experience and memories ultimately don’t come from personal touches or creative details, they come from you. Additionally, excellent planning, execution and the right vendors will ensure your wedding is beautiful and enjoyable.

Myth 3: Unless you wear a white dress and cut a wedding cake it’s not really a wedding! 

This is probably one of the oldest myths that you’ll be hearing from your parents, older family members or even some friends when you excitedly tell them your plans. Society’s view is that unless you have a wedding cake and wear a white wedding dress, it is not really a wedding. 

Times have changed, weddings have evolved, you can create your own wedding style and remove elements that do not have any meaning for you or that work best with your budget.

 

 Myth 4: You have to wear the same rings for your entire marriage  

Choosing the perfect rings can seem like a tough and stressful process, especially when there is so much variety at great prices. Not to worry, if you choose something and feel you could also have chosen another design, no fear you can come back for the other design on your next anniversary. All in all, you are not limited to wearing the same ring for the rest of your marriage.  

Myth 5: Seeing each other before the ceremony is bad luck

Many people believe that it is bad luck to see each other before the wedding on the wedding day. The reality is marriage takes work and mutual effort; it is not dependent on luck. If you want to see each other before the ceremony, consider a creative and special reveal.  

Myth 6: The Bride should be overly reserved at the wedding 

Your wedding is something that you are likely to experience once in a lifetime. Get out of your shell and enjoy your wedding, it is yours after all. Of course, we are not advocating disrespect and unpleasantries, do what works best for you, your partner and families.   


Myth 7: There are people that you have to invite/include

When you start writing your guest list, it’s easy to start adding everyone you know. Once you start making that list you might become overwhelmed especially if you are working on a smaller budget. Ideally it is your wedding and you have to invite the people you are comfortable to be with at your wedding, you can use the below tool to help you navigate the guest list.

The Complete Guide to Making Your Guest List: 

https://www.brides.com/story/people-to-cross-off-your-wedding-guest-list-and-why

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