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SUNSHINE +FLOWERS NAVIGATING RELATIONSHIPS IN LEBANON BY @LENAJIB OF BLOG BALADI

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uring my MBA years at LAU Beirut, I enrolled in a Financial Management course despite being warned by two friends of mine (both girls) that it was a difficult and tricky course. Financial Management consists of creating wealth for a certain business through proper planning and control. It requires strong decision-making skills to maximize the Return on Investment (ROI) for every dollar spent, bearing in mind the external and internal risk factors. You’re probably asking yourself why the hell I’m talking about a finance course to explain matters of the heart, but the truth is that this course has given me a new insight on handling relationships. It was far better than everything I’ve experienced or learned prior, whether through readings or from friends and family. As a matter of fact, I’ve come to the conclusion that handling a relationship is very similar to handling a finance portfolio as it requires a certain amount

of time and energy that are bound by the nature of the relationship one is seeking or in financial terms, the ROI percentage that this person wishes to achieve. “The higher the risk, the higher the return,” a statement used to define risky investments can also be applied to relationships. All types of relationships are in effect investments that a guy makes in exchange of a desired return. If you’re just after sex with a partner or want to fool around, you can either invest in safe areas (in other words interact with people open to such arrangements), or put in an incredible amount of energy seeking sex with a girl, let’s say, who is a full member in the Society for Preserving Chastity. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but that’s like investing nowadays in MySpace thinking it will stage a comeback and take down Facebook. Of course Lebanon is not the ideal place to be seeking such relationships as sex is still considered a societal taboo and the myth that all

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