Ever faced situations you wished you had handled better? Getting ahead in your career depends a lot on skills, knowledge and talent. But your ability to handle difficult situations maturely can build your reputation and help develop enduring professional relationships that serve you well long term.

My thanks goes to Akossa Mphepo, the editor of Every Woman in Nation on Sunday for forwarding the e-mail that  Mr Everhart Nangoma sent to me, where he wanted to be educated on marriage and why both men and women are increasingly seeking for separation and divorce.

One morning, as I was making my way out of our house, I passed through the kitchen. I saw some left overs from last evening’s food. It was a lot of food by urban Malawian standards. Just as I was about to ask the housemaid on what was ‘not happening’, my wife popped from behind…

In-law problems often arise from money issues. But then again, they can crop up from any number of other sources. It is actually rare to have a marriage in which there is no conflict with either the husband’s or the wife’s parents.

Taking your children to the village

For most people, spending holiday with the family at the village, gathering to listen to grandma or grandpa’s interesting stories while sitting around a roaring fire has become a distant memory. Nowadays, it is rare to find a child who will clearly tell you where they are from. Mwereti Kanjo spoke to T/A Kachindamoto on…

Last week’s hot issue, in which you mentioned that a woman inadvertently drove into her husband’s vehicle was extremely touching. Is this a true story? If it is, then I feel for the poor woman who had to find out that her husband was cheating on her in such a sad manner. And to top…

  Just last week, I was driving in town and spotted an old college-mate; a male college-mate. He looked so exhausted by the roadside. Since I was rushing, I didn’t stop. Surprisingly, however, on my way back one hour later, I still saw him there. I then pulled by to see if he needed help.…

You have an idea that you believe if implemented will make a positive impact in your organisation. You share it to get backing and it gets ‘shot down’. Is it because it’s no good? Not necessarily. It might be a question of how you sell it. Here are some tips.

Because life is not a movie, we do not sometimes have the perfect comeback or execute the most appropriate action when horrible situations present themselves. We got a rather interesting e-mail forwarded to us a few weeks ago and decided to ask our readers what they would do if they were the woman in the…

They say it is every little girl’s dream to walk down the alter on her wedding day; looking angelic in her white wedding dress while her husband to be watches her in awe as he waits for the ceremony to begin. Sadly, if you get hitched to the wrong man, the wedding might be beautiful…

Raising little readers

It’s no secret that most Malawians would rather watch television, listen to the radio or spend an excruciatingly boring day doing nothing than read a good book. Reading, however, comes with many benefits and as MWERETI KANJO finds out, it pays to instil a reading culture in your children while they are still young.