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The Valley of Heart's Delight

What is now Silicon Valley was originally known as The Valley of Heart's Delight for its concentration of orchards, flowering trees, and plants. Until the 1960s...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 4, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Nov 5, 2013 at 2:04 pm | 4 comments | 44096 Views

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Devices are Definitely Not Sexy

They may look sexy, but they are a turn-off to your partner. S/he looks over to give you a "Hey, how about it?" look, and you miss it completely because you're looking...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Nov 4, 2013 at 8:15 am | 2 comments | 42043 Views

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"What Did You Do?"

On a recent warm fall afternoon, I notice a man riding his bike with a huge mixed bouquet of flowers in his basket. I watch as he turns north from Willow onto Middlefield,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 28, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 30, 2013 at 8:28 am | 2 comments | 41885 Views

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Here Come the Holidays: Get Couple-Ready

While this may be a time of family, love, thanks, giving, cheer, good food, and relaxing around the fireplace with good friends, it also may be a time of stress,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 30, 2013
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A World Series Example: Be Explicit

Game one, second inning; St. Louis's Wainwright pitching, high pop up. Looks like he signals that he'll catch it. Catcher Molina comes running up, but defers to...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 23, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 25, 2013 at 9:11 am | 4 comments | 42616 Views

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Go Ahead, Have a Fight

Many disagreements come about because we don't understand our partner's intention, and s/he does not anticipate the impact that action or behavior will have on me....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Martha, on Oct 22, 2013 at 1:46 am | 3 comments | 42026 Views

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From Crazy in Love to Love of My Life

When we were courting (yes, I know that's an old fashioned word), we were on our best behavior without any effort. We were trying to win over our beloved. S/he was...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 18, 2013 at 9:12 am | 9 comments | 39399 Views

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If You Don't Ask, S/he Can't Say "Yes"

True story. An attractive, smart, single, working young woman -- can you say eligible, what the heck are you waiting for -- told me recently that she wishes guys...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 18, 2013 at 9:11 am | 2 comments | 25238 Views

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Love Means Having Someone to Lose: Engineers Not Exempt

Formula 1 race driver and World champion Niki Lauda reminds me of a lot of Silicon Valley engineers I've met. I saw the movie 'Rush' a few days ago with my teenage...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 14, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm | 2 comments | 46935 Views

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Yank the Scab Off

Sunday morning, partly cloudy in Portland. Sitting in a cafe having just had a Caffe macchiato. The art on the walls are life size pregnant women made of fabric....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 27, 2014
There are no comments yet. 19648 Views

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Can This Marriage be Saved?* Yes.

A real couple is interviewed (and then their identity is changed to protect their privacy). Chandrama Anderson is the counselor. Written by Jonathan Small, for the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 4, 2014
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Marriage Interview: Keep a Sense of Humor

I am working on a series of marriage interviews to share with you. They are anonymous so that these generous people will share a bit of their personal lives with...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 11, 2015
There are no comments yet. 21391 Views

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Cancer Mask to Butterfly

My sister-in-law, Marjie Anderson of Anderson Creative transformed mom's cancer treatment mask into an amazing butterfly. I don't know...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 16, 2015
There are no comments yet. 21082 Views

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Couple's Strife: 3 Tools for a Happier Relationship

What Is the Biggest Cause of Strife in a Relationship? This is the question that both men and women have been asking me recently. The topic is big enough to warrant...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 13, 2015
There are no comments yet. 19005 Views

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Follow-up to a Love Script

On January 21st I posted a blog about the Love Script: Arthur Aron's 36 questions...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 20, 2015
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Relay for Life, Menlo Park, August 8

The information below comes from the Relay for Life website. Having had Mom die recently from cancer, this is of special interest to me. My husband and I went...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 3, 2015
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Marriage Interview 10: A Cross-Cultural Love Story

Katja and Bob are celebrating their 44th anniversary in August. They fell in love in 1970 and got married in 1971. Bob was a hot salesman sent over to Europe...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 5, 2015
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Alcohol and the Holidays

The holidays are supposed to be a joyous time, filled with cheer, family, friends and love. Yet your reality may be different from that. It can be easy to drink...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 22, 2015
There are no comments yet. 16533 Views

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My Best Tip for Your Marriage

Take care of your relationship. I realize that sounds simplistic, but it’s not. Love is created by many small acts, and grows. Many of the couples we...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 30, 2015
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I had no Idea How to Deal with Anger and Conflict

Recently I was looking at one of my journals from the early 80s when I was 20 or 21 years old. I came across an entry about an interaction with my guy of that time....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 4, 2016
There are no comments yet. 16697 Views
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