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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 | 18687 Views

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Weekly Candlelight Reconnection Ritual

I know many of you have extremely busy lives and the week gets away from you. Many couples end up exhausted and feeling disconnected by Friday. Here’s a simple...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by elizabethgillespe, on Aug 26, 2016 at 2:37 am | 3 comments | 14002 Views

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Couple's Donut and a Letter to Law Enforcement Couples

This week I have a guest column to share with you written by Dr. Ellen Kirschman, a 30-year police psychologist and author of several books for law enforcement officers...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Aug 16, 2016 at 4:34 pm | 2 comments | 22862 Views

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My Son Turned 20

I'm so proud of him. He's thoughtful and kind, and has a great group of longtime friends that he listens to and supports. He treats his girlfriend and her family...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 24, 2016
Last comment by flamingo123, on Aug 10, 2016 at 10:35 pm | 6 comments | 30323 Views

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Heart Pounding, Hands Cold and Sweating

As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have to take continuing education every licensure period. Despite the fact that I had five years of couple training...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jul 27, 2016 at 10:09 am | 4 comments | 18079 Views

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“We are Spiritually Unemployed”

I’m talking about the definition from the Oxford Dictionary: “of, relating to, or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 2, 2016
Last comment by James, on Jul 26, 2016 at 6:34 am | 9 comments | 16920 Views

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How Would You Two Handle a Terminal Diagnosis?

I watched the moving video of Craig Sager receiving the Jimmy...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 14, 2016
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jul 18, 2016 at 2:11 pm |
3 comments | 22296 Views

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A Moment of Silence (and then action) for the Families and Loved Ones in Orlando

This shooting in the gay bar in Orlando is so horrifying, that it is hard to find words for it. It seems that most of the random shootings, which are also horrifying,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 12, 2016
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jun 21, 2016 at 8:58 am | 8 comments | 23312 Views

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Infertility and Miscarriage

It seems that some women can get pregnant so easily (maybe even when they didn’t want to be), sail through the months, and have a nice, healthy baby. I am...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 9, 2016
There are no comments yet. 82 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 | 15965 Views

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Marriage Interview 14: They Almost Didn’t Meet

November 22, 1963. President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed. The nation was in shock. People were crying. Set up by friends of theirs, Robert and Deborah...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 12, 2016
There are no comments yet. 16783 Views

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And Now for Something Completely Different

For those of you who have been following Couple's Net for a while, you know I love doing grief counseling. I was the caregiver for my husband who had (and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by the_punnisher, on May 11, 2016 at 11:45 am | 5 comments | 16560 Views

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How are Exotic Animal Training and Learning in Marriage Related?

I hear a lot of complaining about what a partner did or didn’t do. A lot of, “If you loved me, you would/wouldn’t,” and see many behaviors...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on May 2, 2016 at 2:48 pm | 3 comments | 15591 Views

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"5 Sex Languages" and Three Categories of Sex

There’s a new book called 5 Sex Languages by Dr. Douglas Weiss that I think will be helpful to couples. The five sex languages are: Fun; Desire; Pleasure;...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Apr 21, 2016 at 11:04 pm | 1 comment | 28060 Views

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"Wanting Sex Again"

The question isn't IF we will ever have sexual issues, but when. Just as all relationships require work, so will our sex life. And at times, we may need outside...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 4, 2014
Last comment by reddo, on Apr 21, 2016 at 10:11 pm | 11 comments | 23206 Views

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Warriors Win History-Making Game!

You may wonder why I am writing about the Warriors on a couple's blog. Partly to celebrate! And, it's because I'm thinking about how they got there, and how couples...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 14, 2016
There are no comments yet. 16459 Views

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Holding Hands -- Why Not?

I went to see The St. John’s Choir of Cambridge (England) perform at Stanford Memorial Church this week. My husband and I sat in the balcony over the north...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 31, 2016
There are no comments yet. 15681 Views

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Your Relationship is the “Client” in Couples Counseling

You have each made a commitment to one another and to your relationship; a partner bond that goes both ways. If that bond going both ways breaks down, and you are...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 25, 2016
Last comment by Brian Norman, on Mar 26, 2016 at 1:56 am | 1 comment | 17327 Views

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When Under Stress, Do you Fight, Flight, or Freeze?

While we are human beings capable of thinking, many of our reactions do not come from our thinking, or cortical, brain. They come from our limbic, or emotional,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 18, 2016
There are no comments yet. 15352 Views

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One Type of Difficulty in Marriage

I read the following description of a troubled marriage in Barefoot to Avalon, by David Payne. The book is an intimate look into family systems, pain, joy, dysfunction...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 11, 2016
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Mar 15, 2016 at 6:18 pm | 2 comments | 16534 Views
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