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As a Couples Counselor, What is Your Professional Opinion of “Hope Springs?”

I realize that Tommy Lee Jones has been in a lot of movies. I see many movies with my teenage son, and so when I saw Meryl Streep with Tommy Lee Jones, all I could...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 9, 2020
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Premarital & Couples: The Blame Game: In Which No One Wins

Is the blame game a desperate move not to be "wrong," or to get in the last word, or is it an attempt to make sure your point gets across? Do any of those...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 15, 2020
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Premarital and Couples: I’m not getting what I need. How can I get him/her to change?

Let me ask you a question first. What are you doing to make your relationship better? I am no longer surprised when I ask this question to my new couples,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 23, 2020
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Premarital and Couples: Oh, that (thought, feeling, behavior) again

What's the one thing you say to yourself or to your partner that is consistently not useful? For example, complaining, criticizing, sarcasm, escalating, withholding...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 30, 2020
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Premarital and Couples: What's Your Story?

If you are like many couples, you may think and act as if your partner learned and experienced life exactly as you did. And therefore s/he should react in the "right,"...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 6, 2020
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Premarital and Couples: "Self-Made Man" by Norah Vincent

This is an interesting read for couples. It was an uncomfortable read for me as a woman at times, and yet I am not surprised based on my own experience with men...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 13, 2020
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Premarital and Couples: Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is a holiday that I like personally, and as a therapist. A gratitude practice year-round is a great tool for your relationship. The focus on what...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 20, 2020
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Premarital and Couples: "Enchantment" by Guy Kawasaki

I had the pleasure of working with and being enchanted by Guy when I was Director of Online Services at the Stanford Alumni Association (SAA). Guy was on SAA's Board...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 8, 2021
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Couples and Premarital: How Do You Define Love?

Here's a definition of love by Anne Isaacs and Joel Isaacs that I find resonate and helpful. What do you think of it? If you think, feel or see that it makes sense...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 26, 2021
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"How Can We Be Happy Again?" Part 2

Today I am going to answer Help's question of "How Can We Be Happy Again?" by talking about our ability to calm and soothe ourselves and each other, and have loving,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 7, 2021
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. . . Loved in Spite of Ourselves

"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves." -- Victor Hugo While...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 21, 2021
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Premarital and Couples: ". . . Then it’s all downhill from there.”

“Some people put more effort and money into the wedding day than they do into their marriage itself. Then it’s all downhill from there.” ...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 30, 2021
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Couples and Premarital: Parallel Living: What to Do

I received an email thanking me for writing Signs and Symptoms of Parallel...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 17, 2021
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Princess Diana: "There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded."

In Princess Diana’s case, the ‘third’ was another woman. The clinical term for ‘thirds’ is triangulation. Imagine a triangle in which...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 24, 2021
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Get Couple-Ready for the Holidays

While this may be a time of family, love, thanks, giving, cheer, good food, and relaxing around the fireplace with good friends, it also may be a time of stress,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 19, 2021
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Chores, Who Does What, and How to Prevent Fights About Them

The start of a new year, with Covid still on the rampage resulting in continued extra home time, seems a good time to figure out how to handle chores, not be resentful,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 7, 2022
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Dating/Dating Profile: Say What You Are Looking For

I absolutely recommend that a person put in their dating profile what they’re looking for. Explicit, caring communication is the foundation for long-lasting,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 14, 2022
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Valentine’s Day: How to Make it Personal this Year

Expectations surrounding Valentine’s Day can turn an opportunity to give and be given love and care (which we all need daily) into a pressure-cooker. I...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 4, 2022
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How to Integrate your Gift into a Healthy Life

I’m writing to you from Ashland, Oregon, famous for their Shakespeare Festival. I notice how much slower the pace is here than in Silicon Valley. I observe...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 12, 2022
There are no comments yet. 10049 Views

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When you realize your self-worth, you’ll stop . . .

. . . giving people discounts.” - Karen Salmansohn “In sport, a bye is the preferential status of a player or team that is automatically advanced...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 1, 2022
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