So, for over three months, I struggled to keep my phone alive despite two batteries, a charger and a desktop charger. It is frustrating watching your battery drain at a rate totally not commensurate with the rate of charging. You charge for three hours plus… with the phone switched off, yet, the battery is gone within an hour.

My tech-expert friend ‘accused’ the cord I was using to charge once I poured out my lamentations to him. Verily I say unto you, when I got a new cord, the matter resolved instantly.

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Please relax, we are still talking about relationships. So, in relation to phones/batteries and cord types, we have 3 types of relationships:

A. These relationships are just going at a snail’s pace, maybe worse. They have been dating for years, everybody knows them, family on both sides are informed, they have been tagged ‘couple-to-be’ for a long time. But, move closer, they barely know each other or what they once knew are long forgotten, their love/intimacy has not improved much since they first began. Truth is, they are moving forward (e.g. she got to know recently that he does not like groundnuts… in their sixth year together). For these types, there is hope but an awakening is needed!

B. Please, please, please, do not be this type. The last cord I used before resolving the issue was horrible! While charging with it, I would notice a steady change… towards zero. A discharging cord!!! (Is that the english for it?) One minute, it’s at 57%, by the time I check again, some blood sucking demons would have dragged it down to 50%. Only solution was to put the phone off, charge overnight and wake up to 100%. Relationships of this type are draining!

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I mean, a once agile and buoyant young man suddenly looks like a tornado caught up with him. Or the ‘prom queen’ of your set suddenly has bags under her eyes, looking windswept. Everything about them just seems to be moving towards the zero mark or even negative. The saddest part is, most times, the people involved are in denial. They keep convincing themselves and each other that they are only going through a temporary phase. But their friends and others can see them coming apart. They need to be saved! Somebody has to put off the phone (relationship)… permanently. I did not say cause their break up… just… do something.

C. (Seems to be getting worse, right?) Wrong. Type C relationships are the best! Have you heard of USB Type C? Turn it whatever side up, it works perfectly well. They know each other well, augment each other, add value to each other. Day after day, they get better and stronger. And they are not indefinitely stuck to one spot. Together, they achieve 100% in faith, academics, dreams/visions, finances and morals. Their’s is true Cordship!

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Ps: sometimes, the problem is the battery. What does the battery represent?


About the Author


Eunice is a medical doctor, writer and photographer whose love for art compliments her dedication to health and science. She is interested in communicating health related issues in the simplest, yet artistic form and generally improving health status through awareness.

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