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Phubbing and other Phone Behavior

I learned a new term this week: Phubbing. According to Baylor University, it means “partner phone snubbing,” or when incessant cell-phone checking damages...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 18, 2016
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Afraid of Hurting My Partner’s Feelings

Do you avoid talking about certain topics because you are afraid it will cause hurt feelings? Many couples do. The proverbial pile under the rug gets so big that...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 4, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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“This is Never Gonna Go our Way . . .

If I am gonna have to guess what’s on your mind.” –Believe, Mumford & Sons Because I usually see the pattern of men not speaking up...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 26, 2016
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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
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Dear Mom,

Dear Mom, I miss you so much. I'm at Camp Kesem, a place for kids and teens who have a parent with cancer. Mostly they have activities like any other sleep over...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 16, 2016
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Goals and Expectations in a Couples Relationship

Do you plan goals and set expectations at work? Of course you do. However, many couples do not go through this process with their relationship, and later wonder,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 1, 2016
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Peace Walk and Father's Grief Retreat

There are a couple of events coming up that I want to share with you. The first is on September 11th; a multi-faith peace walk and hosted picnic. This is open...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 26, 2016
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Taboo Topics in a Relationship or Marriage

You tell each other everything, right? Pause. Are there things you don’t tell each other? If you’re telling each other everything, it puts you in...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 22, 2016
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One Way to Regain Connection in Your Relationship

One of the main things that leads to emotional separation in couples is loss of connection. Daily life gets in the way, work, kids, responsibilities, chores, and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 6, 2016
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Marriage Interview 16: Ex-Wife and Widow Issues

Kristi and Mark met on an airplane 15 years ago. They’ve been married for 11 years. Kristi’s first husband died young from cancer. It had been five...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 26, 2016
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Make the Magic

Last June I was the camp counselor for Camp Kesem, and wrote a column from there called Dear Mom. Camp...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 3, 2016
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For Couples: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Couples would do well by each other by following these principles from Robert Fulghum’s book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. 1....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 17, 2016
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What Are You Thankful for About Your Partner?

I love Thanksgiving, because it’s about family, friends, and food. It’s a good time to reflect on what we have to be thankful and grateful for. I...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 24, 2016
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Family Planning: Don't F%@K Up

I believe that family planning needs to be an open and ongoing topic for couples -- even if you just started dating. People’s wants and needs change, so be...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 1, 2016
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Surviving Family Holidays

There are families that genuinely enjoy each other, and the holidays are as intended: good company, good food, music, laughter, storytelling, lights and sparkle....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 9, 2016
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808 Topics for Couples to Talk About

A normal piece of homework I give couples is to have date night EVERY week, and they may not talk about kids or work. The instructions are to take turns planning...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 16, 2016
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