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What it’s like to date an older man at 17, then marry him

I actually was 16, almost 17, and I started working at a restaurant. I was hired as a hostess, and he was a server. Sam was 24, almost 25. I had a boyfriend at the time, who was also a senior in high school, like me. (My parents put me in school early.) The summer after I graduated, Sam and I had a lot of the same shifts, and we started talking more and just hanging out. I never went for older guys, and he never dated younger women, until me. But I related to him so much better than my boyfriend. I ended up breaking up with my boyfriend and dating Sam.

My parents always liked him. He’s a great person, he’s very easy to like, and he showed respect for my parents. Also, my parents met when they were 18 and 19, and my mom’s parents got married when they were 17 and 19. There was a little bit of flexibility. But there was a time I was sort of rebelling, and I stayed out late with Sam, really late, and this was before cellphones, and my dad gave his lecture: “I will call the cops on you, Sam.” He did it as nicely as possible.

Ten healthy relationship rules you should never break

In a relationship and really don’t want things to go wrong? In this article, Beauty and Tips gives you the lowdown on the rules you should never break.

Prostacure wins Best Herbal Product of the year award

Prostacure, a 100 percent natural herbal food supplement used for improving urinary flow in men, has won Best Herbal Product of the year award.

The award was organized by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) with support from the School of Pharmacy at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Only 27% of Ghanaians access potable water – Report

Only 27 percent of Ghanaians have access to safe and potable water, a 2017 joint monitoring programme report has revealed.

According to the report conducted by the International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC Ghana), an independent international non-profit organisation and its partners, national access to basic sanitation stands at 14 percent.

I hate my husband — now what?

Every relationship goes through rough patches. Sometimes you’re happy; sometimes you’re miserable. Both of those states are totally normal.

But if you’ve ever gotten to the point where you feel like you actually hate your husband, it’s probably given you pause. Hate is such a strong emotion — and one that we’re taught isn’t supposed to pop up in a marriage. But it does, all the time.

Ghanaians request more education on Lassa fever

Some Ghanaians have called on the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and other public health stakeholders to act swiftly and educate or sensitize the public on Lassa fever.

A cross-section of the public in an interview in Accra pleaded with the GHS to organize educative programmes to enlighten the public on the causes, effects and symptoms of the deadly disease.

Some school of thoughts believed that Lassa fever was just “another Ebola with a different name”.

Ghana to ban Shisha, electronic cigarette by June

Ghana is working to ban the smoking of the wind-pipe tobacco popularly known as Shisha and electronic cigarette by the middle of 2018.

This is according to the Principal Research Officer at the Ghana Health Service, Divine Darlington Logo.

He revealed this on the sidelines of the World Conference on Tobacco or Health held in Cape Town, South Africa which was held from March 7 to 9.