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Gifts (that are not bought)

My husband and I went away after mom's memorial service, to heal, regroup, and grieve, and to celebrate life. We went to the Big Island of Hawaii, and all of our...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by who cares lay dee, on Feb 28, 2015 at 11:55 am | 1 comment | 1740 Views

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Mom Died

This was the first thing in my consciousness when I woke up this morning. Mom died. Overnight, this truth gets erased, and then comes back first thing each morning. She...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Feb 9, 2015 at 8:47 am | 12 comments | 4175 Views

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Waiting on the Edge of Death

All week I've been trying to write for you, readers. Instead I find myself pacing around, waiting, knowing these are the last few days of Mom's life. I went to see...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jay Park, on Feb 2, 2015 at 9:51 pm | 10 comments | 4149 Views

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A Love Script? A Dyadic Encounter

Mandy Len Catron wrote a column recently for the NY Times called

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 21, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 26, 2015 at 8:34 am |
2 comments | 3486 Views

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Couples Doubles Tennis

As a couple, please imagine that you are partners playing doubles tennis in life. This means that the two of you are on the same side. Whatever difficulty you are...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 13, 2015
There are no comments yet. 3472 Views

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Anger

I am for anger. It's a useful feeling that lets us know a boundary has been crossed. Anger lets us know we need to do something about that. It's what and how...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 9, 2015 at 1:13 pm | 3 comments | 3919 Views

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Getting Closer to Death

We had a trial run night before last. My mom was still breathing, but frozen and non-responsive. After a few hours, she did respond and is back to "normal" ill. It...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 31, 2014
Last comment by GC, on Jan 3, 2015 at 4:20 pm | 1 comment | 4261 Views

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Arguing in Public

I went for a walk out at Princeton Point near Half Moon Bay the other day. The rain had stopped after pouring the night before, and it was damp and fresh. I watched...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by Alan, on Dec 31, 2014 at 12:04 pm | 23 comments | 4657 Views

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Death with Dignity

Death with dignity is also known as assisted suicide. I can hardly believe that I am having this conversation with my MIL, the mom of my heart (or mom-in-love, as...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Dec 22, 2014 at 4:06 pm | 6 comments | 2983 Views

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Itís Easier to Love Someone When You Make Them Happy

I saw this quote in a book I'm reading, and it struck a chord in me. It made me think of all of you. It is easier to love someone when you can see, hear, and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by Marchment, on Dec 15, 2014 at 2:46 pm | 6 comments | 3808 Views

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Step-Family

My four step-sons just got on the plane to go home. They are 27, 25, 14 and 11. This was the best time we've had together, despite the fact that their grandmother...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 3, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2669 Views

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I am Grateful for Love

I feel such gratitude and thanksgiving this year, even though Mom is dying. I am grateful for you, readers of Couple's Net. I am grateful for Mom. I am...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 24, 2014
There are no comments yet. 3187 Views

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I Told My Mom She's Dying

Yesterday I told my mom she's dying. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life. We cried. She thanked me for telling her and said she'll miss...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Nov 24, 2014 at 7:30 am | 13 comments | 4594 Views

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Truly Loved

What would happen if we let ourselves be truly loved? Fully loved? I believe that many would say they would love to be loved fully or are letting themselves...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Nov 18, 2014 at 12:33 pm | 2 comments | 3567 Views

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Barbie, Women, Men and Body Image

I just want to start by saying body image is a huge topic and many articles and tomes have been written on the topic. I will just brush the surface here, with the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 7, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Nov 14, 2014 at 1:17 pm | 4 comments | 4165 Views

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Fine, Good, Okay

Do you answer fine, good, or okay when asked how you are? How are you? "Fine." How are you? "Good." How are you? "Okay." Do you have any idea how your mate...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 11, 2014
There are no comments yet. 3441 Views

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Trying New Behaviors: Fear & Excitement

Fear and excitement are on the same spectrum. Consider, in an evolutionary context, of hunters making the approach: fear and excitement. Think of current times,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 3, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2695 Views

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Flirtation

To avoid mistakes and regrets, always consult your wife before engaging in a flirtation.- E.W. Howe As Mira Kirshenbaum writes in her book, "When Good People...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 31, 2014 at 1:38 pm | 6 comments | 3478 Views

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Giants Win! Couples Can, Too

Just think: The Giants were the NL wild card team. They had one chance to advance in the playoffs. And they won. They worked hard, they practiced, they used all...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 30, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2894 Views

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Marriage Underachievers

I know no one wants to be a marriage underachiever. Would we have low standards for ourselves about our marriage? Whose standards are we using? Have we discussed...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 20, 2014
There are no comments yet. 3318 Views
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Gifts (that are not bought)
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,740 views

Blood on the Tracks
By Paul Bendix | 14 comments | 1,343 views