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Premarital and Couples: A: "We worked hard at it."

Question to long-married couples asked by Randy Pausch, author of The Last Lecture was "How were you able to stay together?" Randy Pausch was...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 10, 2019
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Premarital and Couples: Treat Your Partner Like Your Pet?

Tara Parker-Pope, NY Times writer, wrote an article called "What Pets Can Teach Us About Marriage." Ms. Pope had read an article by Suzanne Phillips of...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 31, 2019
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Premarital and Couples: "Our Deepest Fear" by Marianne Williamson

As you read the quote below, please be thinking about yourself, your partner, and your relationship. What does this mean to you? What does it remind you of?...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 14, 2019
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Premarital and Couples: Musings on Life

As I sit in my living room, I hear so many different sounds: my dog's breath as he sleeps by my side, the antique German clock ticking, Caltrain on the rails, songbirds...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 21, 2019
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Twin Babies Talking: Early Communication Patterns Can Be Changed

Check out this video on YouTube of baby twins "talking" to one another. As you're watching, think about how...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 28, 2019
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Premarital and Couples: "The Art of Racing in the Rain"

I recently read The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein for the second time, and liked it just as much as I did the first time. It is a bitter-sweet story...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 5, 2019
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"Better" Dads and "Re-invigorated" Moms: Happier Couples

I read an article by Rachel Zucker on the NY Times website: "Honey, Let's Get a Little Divorced."  One thing that caught my attention was Rachel's...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 12, 2019
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Premarital and Couples: Tips for Hearing (Listening) and Being Known

You just want to be heard and understood deeply. Showing interest in your partner and his or her life leads to a great many wonderful things in a relationship....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 18, 2019
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Premarital and Couples: Marriage Maintenance

According to research by Dr. John Gottman, who runs the "Love Lab" in Seattle, most couples wait an average of six years from the time they sense issues...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 26, 2019
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"Real Sex for Real Women" by Dr. Laura Berman

I recommend "Real Sex for Real Women" as it is a straightforward, educational, detailed book about sex -- and emotional connection. Dr. Berman's book provides...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 1, 2019
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Premarital and Couples: Check Your Best Self at the Door

When you embark on your day, many of you either consciously or by habit, get focused on what lies ahead.  You think about what you need to do and how...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 9, 2019
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"You Gotta Have Balls [to do counseling] . . .

. . . It's really scary, taking a look at yourself." A man said this to me yesterday while asking for my help. It is scary, it does take balls (or the female...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 16, 2019
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Premarital and Couples: Permanent Record

We had dinner with our friends recently and learned that their son kept a "Permanent Record" of things his parents had done wrong during his childhood...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 30, 2019
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In Honor of Ralph

It was my privilege to present at The Compassionate Friends National Conference: "Thriving as a Couple After Your Child Dies." I'll share with you a bit...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 6, 2019
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Premarital: Women Over 50 Do Get Married

Wedding Bells After Fifty by Autumn Marie is a read I recommend. There's a myth that women over 50 won't get married, and this book is out to dispel that....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 13, 2019
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Three Top Thoughts on Letting Go and Moving On

You Can’t Make Yourself Let Go or Move On--So Be Kind to Yourself      While it’s uncomfortable, you need to let yourself feel...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 26, 2019
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Couples Counseling, Al Pacino Style

I had the pleasure of listening to Pete Pearson of the Couple's Institute in Menlo Park talk about the importance of working as a team in couple's counseling....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 8, 2019
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The Four Stages of Competency*

I like to talk with my clients about the The Four Stages of Competency because it provides a simple structure for understanding where we are in therapy, personally...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 22, 2019
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Living as Roommates? Not Having Much Sex?

I see couples who eventually realize they are living as roommates: they may be good parents together, run their household together, do their respective jobs, spend...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 6, 2019
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Premarital and Couples: What feeling is not allowed, and what do you use in its place?

What feeling do you not allow yourself to have, either because it is intolerable to you, your family didn't allow it, or it's just too scary or painful to have?...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 13, 2019
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