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Love is Sustained by Action; a Pattern of Daily Devotion

"The Five Magic Hours" (from Dr. John Gottman of the 'Love Lab' in Seattle) is for those of you who are busy: - Two minutes every morning, eye contact, kisses...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 4, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on May 29, 2014 at 5:09 pm | 2 comments | 55106 Views

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Marriage last 40 or 50 years?

What do we need to make our marriage last 40 or 50 years? Planning Ahead Dear Planning Ahead, Good for you for thinking about this now. Most people spend...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on May 29, 2014 at 8:32 am | 10 comments | 23204 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 | 21602 Views

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"The Purpose of Sex"

Ashley Judd, in her memoir, wrote that Archbishop Desmond Tutu told her that the purpose of sex between married couples is "as an instrument of love and expression,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 9, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on May 16, 2014 at 8:55 am | 8 comments | 23582 Views

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Miscarriage, Grievin​g and Advice

Hello, I read a beautiful piece you wrote sharing your experience with pregnancy loss. I too have...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on May 14, 2014 at 8:19 am | 5 comments | 23173 Views

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Why does She Keep Interrupting Me?

Interruption, or Bid for Connection? Are you busy, working away, or engrossed in some project and your wife tends to come in and "interrupt" you with...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 6, 2014
There are no comments yet. 23055 Views

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Silicon Valley Therapist Designs the Worst Video Game Ever! And Another In MOMA

This interview on CNN is our own, local Howard Scott Warshaw, MFT,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 2, 2014
There are no comments yet. 23297 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. 21275 Views

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Dear Chandrama, I Want to Change my Life . . .

. . . and I'm finding it hard to do. I am scared, and realize that in some areas I am stuck in my ways. My husband wants me to change, too. Any advice? Stuck Dear...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 25, 2014
There are no comments yet. 25853 Views

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Dear Chandrama, Everywhere I turn . . .

. . . these days there is talk of meditation. My partner is pushing me to take a class. What's the deal? Stressed Dear Stressed, While people have been meditating...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 22, 2014 at 8:18 am | 2 comments | 22777 Views

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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 Apr. 16, 2014
There are no comments yet. 26831 Views

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All This Arguing . . .

. . . fighting, disagreeing is actually a primal cry for connection. We are biologically wired to NEED a secure connection with another adult (defined as: be...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 11, 2014
There are no comments yet. 22255 Views

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"Everything has a Crack. That's How the Light Gets In." Leonard Cohen

Our marriage is not perfect; our partner can not fulfill all of our needs (yet may fill many); our children are not the reflected best aspects of ourselves -- and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 8, 2014
There are no comments yet. 258765 Views

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"The Pure and Simple Truth is Rarely Pure and Never Simple." Oscar Wilde

What's the truth of a couple? It is never simple. And there are always multiple truths. That's why the movie, "He Said, She Said" is so funny to us. We grow up...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 11, 2014
Last comment by cherry, on Apr 7, 2014 at 1:13 am | 1 comment | 29886 Views

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Regrets?

Here's a follow on to my last piece about focusing on today, and not waiting until tomorrow, which never comes. I received an article that was written by hospice...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 28, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 4, 2014 at 7:32 am | 2 comments | 24299 Views

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"It is So Much Easier to Believe than to Think; It is Astounding How Much More Believing is Done than Thinking." James Kemper

James Kemper was an engineer working on the issues of the Mississippi River and its flooding problems in the 1920s. I am pulling this quote out of context to talk...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 1, 2014
There are no comments yet. 23131 Views

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Today is Yesterday's Tomorrow

Aside from being questionably deeply philosophical, there are practical considerations for couples in this statement. "I'll work on our marriage tomorrow." Unfortunately...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 24, 2014
There are no comments yet. 136687 Views

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"If You Don't Know, You Know: No"

I read this quote recently (and don't remember where; sorry, author), and it hit a nerve with me. How hard is it to say "No"? Pretty difficult for some of us,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 17, 2014
There are no comments yet. 60401 Views

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Time Change

We're getting an extra hour of daylight, starting on Sunday. I do not want you to work for another hour a day. I want you to spend time with your beloved (without...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 12, 2014 at 8:45 pm | 6 comments | 24332 Views

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Beware Difficult Topic: Death of a Child

For some reason, a lot of the books I've recently been picking to read on my Kindle end up being about or including the death of a child. Go ahead, and click away...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by Jessica T, on Mar 5, 2014 at 7:31 pm | 1 comment | 30288 Views
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