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Marriage Interview 15: I Blamed it on Him

Patti and Jeff met in 1979. Patti and her sister had placed a want ad for a roommate, and Jeff applied. They had a great, long talk, and decided he wasn’t...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 1, 2016
Last comment by Patti, on Sep 8, 2016 at 6:02 pm | 4 comments | 31643 Views

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Trying New Behaviors: Fear & Excitement

Fear and excitement are on the same spectrum. Consider, in an evolutionary context, of hunters making the approach: fear and excitement. Think of current times,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 3, 2014
There are no comments yet. 31611 Views

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What's Your Love Language?

If you've been reading Couple's Net, you've seen my references to Gary Chapman's concept (and books) of the 5 Love Languages. I would recommend that you start...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by RW, on Sep 17, 2014 at 9:38 am | 2 comments | 31601 Views

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Our Own Quirks

My teenager said recently that he wants a girlfriend who is smart, funny, and okay with her own quirks. How many of us are okay with our quirks? At what age...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 17, 2014
There are no comments yet. 31594 Views

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Stuff It or Talk About It?

I finished reading Hurricane Sisters, and the husband came home begging for forgiveness. The couple spent the whole night talking, and then agreed never to talk...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 22, 2015
There are no comments yet. 31562 Views

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Gratitude, Repairing and Avoiding Affairs

I'm reading a novel called Hurricane Sisters, and the very successful husband has been caught having an affair, and is knocked back by the stupidity of his actions...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 20, 2015
There are no comments yet. 31552 Views

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Couple's Tone and Body Language

Last time I wrote about observing couples' communication through tone and body language. I want to clarify that we can not assume what is going on from what we see....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 7, 2014
There are no comments yet. 31438 Views

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Marriage Interview 5: My Spouse is Not a Mind Reader

Thelma and Henry met at a dinner held by friends of theirs. They began dating and were married within the year. That was 50 years ago! One of the biggest problems...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by Jenn Davies, on Apr 16, 2015 at 1:29 pm | 2 comments | 31400 Views

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What to do Without Devices?

Dear Chandrama, If we're off devices (including TV) in order to spend quality time together, what do we do? Might Get Bored Dear Might Get Bored, I'm glad...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 20, 2014
Last comment by Garrett, on May 23, 2014 at 4:57 pm | 5 comments | 31390 Views

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Marriage Interview 7: He Works 24 Hours a Day

Lui and Leon met at work in 2004 and began dating a month later. They married three months after that, and have been married for 10 years. Lui says that Leon...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by Jenn, on Jun 23, 2015 at 10:41 am | 3 comments | 31380 Views

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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 Feb. 11, 2014
There are no comments yet. 31094 Views

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Pornography and its Effect on Marriage

I realized that with all the topics I have written about, I have not written about pornography. In the realm of modeling behavior I believe in (in this case being...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 8, 2016
Last comment by Shantaram, on Oct 10, 2016 at 2:01 am | 3 comments | 31052 Views

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Say Yes or No? Happy Marriage, or Not?

I often hear from clients that your partner doesn’t want to do things with you that they're not interested in. How does that work with the idea of being in...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by HariPrasad, on May 20, 2016 at 10:41 pm | 1 comment | 31042 Views

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Marriage Interview 4: Flagging Interest in Sex

Thomas met his wife, MaryAnn, at a dinner party. They started dating a month later, and were married within the year. They've now been married over 50 years . In...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 7, 2015 at 9:22 am | 6 comments | 30906 Views

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Marriage Fitness Quiz

In Silicon Valley, we focus on all sorts of fitness: physical, career, raising children who will excel, fiscal, and so on. What's the current state of your marriage...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 10, 2014
There are no comments yet. 30894 Views

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Miscarriage and Child Loss Groups Starting

Connect2 Marriage Counseling is beginning two groups to address the support needs for miscarriage and child loss (death of a child). Both groups are open to women...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 22, 2015
There are no comments yet. 30892 Views

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Retreat Day

Do you ever have a day where you just want to stay in bed? Tired, a little cranky. It seems it would probably be better off for those around me to be spared my presence....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 2, 2014 at 12:32 pm | 3 comments | 30824 Views

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Dear Chandrama, My wife thinks I am keeping secrets . . .

. . . from her. I am just trying to protect her. I had a challenging upbringing; hers was protected. That innocence attracted me to her, plus she is smart and attractive...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 29, 2014
There are no comments yet. 30814 Views

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What is the new couple's paradigm these days?

On TV and in movies one seems to see a lot of serial relationships. Almost every character is dealing with an ex, and kids, and the incumbent problems. Great...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 16, 2014
There are no comments yet. 30776 Views

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Parents Texting with Kids in the Car

I see parents texting with kids in the car more and more often now, and it scares me. I am going to be blunt here: Do you want to risk killing your kids, or make...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by Right on, on Sep 3, 2014 at 10:01 pm | 8 comments | 30747 Views
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