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COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Myth: You Can't Ask Your Partner to Change

An American myth is that you can't ask our partner to change. Perhaps what is more accurate, is that you can't be anyone but yourselves. And you can ask for...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 9, 2019
Last comment by james_jk, on Feb 14, 2019 at 1:30 am | 2 comments | 4715 Views

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Menopause and Post-Menopause Group Starting

There are three stages of life for women: maiden, mother and wise woman. We’ll talk about wise women opportunities and transitions; physical, emotional, mental...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 25, 2019
There are no comments yet. 5760 Views

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Couples: "When Good People Have Affairs" by Mira Kirshenbaum

Affairs are so painful for couples (I know that's a huge understatement). The desire to understand and the internal pressure of deciding what to do in the wake...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 18, 2019 at 7:38 am | 3 comments | 7645 Views

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Couples: "101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married"

"101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married" by Charlie and Linda Bloom is a great book for couples. Each of the 101 things is about two pages long. My...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 30, 2018
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Dec 7, 2018 at 2:53 pm | 9 comments | 6768 Views

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Couples: A Relationship Test . . .

. . . try riding a tandem bicycle with your partner. My husband and I got a tandem over the weekend. We test drove it in a parking lot. Within 30 seconds it was...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 18, 2018
Last comment by menlo mom, on Oct 22, 2018 at 5:26 pm | 2 comments | 5486 Views

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Couples: Retirement Hot Potato!

The top three issues couples have are about sex, money and power. So today I’m going to write about money, specifically retirement. So much of the help you...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 31, 2018
Last comment by carolinewarren, on Oct 11, 2018 at 6:39 am | 1 comment | 7107 Views

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Couples: Sex and Connection (Chicken or Egg?)

I usually stay away from gender generalization because people are unique; additionally, gender-based comments are not useful to men or women. But in the case of...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 21, 2018
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Sep 27, 2018 at 2:38 am | 2 comments | 6363 Views

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Couples: Three Categories of Sex

In his book Passionate Marriage, David Schnarch describes the research of Donald Mosher regarding three categories -- or styles -- of sex (pg. 244-260). I find these...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 7, 2018
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Sep 10, 2018 at 5:34 pm | 2 comments | 8823 Views

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Couples: My New Best Friend; Giving and Receiving

Here's my new best friend, Bixby. Hey readers, I've been busy the last couple of weeks. My husband had a concert in San Anselmo (he's a tenor in a...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 23, 2018
There are no comments yet. 6175 Views

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Couples: Drop Your Keyboard!

Talking with your partner and being understood may be challenging enough without adding in the complexities of technology. Body language accounts for 70% or more...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 10, 2018
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Aug 16, 2018 at 12:53 pm | 1 comment | 13388 Views

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Couples: Wanting, Yet Missing One Another

A while back while I was waiting at the traffic signal by my office I saw a woman at the crosswalk. She wanted to cross Middlefield, a busy street. She turned away...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 16, 2018
There are no comments yet. 5656 Views

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Couples: Tantric Sex and Menopause

Tantric Sex and Menopause: Practices for Spiritual and Sexual Renewal By Diana Richardson and Janet McGeever I recently read Tantric Sex and Menopause...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 3, 2018
Last comment by gualterio, on Aug 5, 2018 at 5:52 am | 1 comment | 8313 Views

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Couples: Emotional Affairs

What's the difference between an emotional affair and a physical affair? How do you know when you're having an emotional affair? Are they both affairs? What...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 5, 2018
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jul 21, 2018 at 7:49 am | 2 comments | 7572 Views

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Couples: "A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day."

- Andre Maurois I’m not sure that a marriage needs to be rebuilt every day, but it does need to be built every day. Are you thinking, “I don’t...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 8, 2018
Last comment by MaceyConrad, on Jun 28, 2018 at 4:19 pm | 8 comments | 7324 Views

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Couples: “True love is a decision between the head and the heart . . .

. . . Not just one or the other.” - Ines Johns I saw this in a novel I’m reading. I like it because we don’t live in the world completely...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 13, 2018
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Jun 18, 2018 at 6:55 pm | 1 comment | 6642 Views

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Couples: Say Nice Things Behind Your Partner’s Back

Saying nice things about your beloved behind his/her back is another way of putting positive energy into your relationship. You can even tell her you did so, and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 1, 2018
Last comment by JLN, on Jun 7, 2018 at 1:02 pm | 2 comments | 6722 Views

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Couples: 1st Date --> Marriage or Not Date at All

I met a wonderful couple with a young baby this week. She told me that on their first date she told him that this was either leading to marriage or it wasn’t...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 26, 2018
Last comment by joepumper, on May 14, 2018 at 8:43 pm | 1 comment | 8018 Views

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Couples: . . . “Joy is greater than sorrow,“ . . . “Nay, sorrow is the greater.”

‘Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,“ and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.” But I say unto you, they are inseparable....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 19, 2018
Last comment by ElaineB, on Apr 19, 2018 at 2:26 pm | 1 comment | 6265 Views

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"The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work" by John Gottman

Dr. John Gottman is best known for the extensive couples research he's conducted over many years at his institute in Seattle -- fondly known as the "Love Lab."...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 23, 2018
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Mar 23, 2018 at 4:50 pm | 2 comments | 8669 Views

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Could You Be In An Abusive Relationship and Not Know It?

The following article was shared with me and I think it's important for you to consider if you're in an abusive situation, even emotionally. The article is written...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 10, 2018
Last comment by Andrew F, on Mar 17, 2018 at 6:31 am | 6 comments | 8266 Views
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