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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 dwdadvocate, on Dec 18, 2014 at 10:47 am | 2 comments | 1361 Views

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It’s 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 | 2379 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. 1791 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. 2411 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 | 3643 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 | 2848 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 | 3383 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. 2775 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. 1977 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 | 2650 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. 2283 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. 2704 Views

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VoiceMale

I've been reading "VoiceMale: What Husbands Really Think About heir Marriages, Their Wives, Sex, Houseowrk, and Commitment" by Neil Chethik. Chethik is an author...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 10, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 17, 2014 at 12:27 pm | 7 comments | 2075 Views

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Go Giants! Next Stop: World Series!

We're on the cusp of winning the League Championship tonight, and I am excited about that. I've been a football fan since I was a girl. However, being hit by...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Sea-REDDY, on Oct 17, 2014 at 6:27 am | 1 comment | 2935 Views

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Have you seen all the NFL players and staff wearing hot pink? The campaign is called 'The Crucial Catch.' The pink garb will be auctioned...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 16, 2014 at 9:19 am | 7 comments | 2668 Views

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"Unpack Your Heart"

Take a listen to Philip Philips song Unpack Your Heart. Most of us, at heart, want to be truly known, accepted,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 3, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:54 am | 3 comments | 3409 Views

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Retreat Day

Do you ever have a day where you just want to stay in bed? Tired, a little cranky. It seems it would probably be better off for those around me to be spared my presence....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 2, 2014 at 12:32 pm | 3 comments | 1360 Views

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I Can't Get a Word In

Sherry responded to one of my blogs with this concern [my edits included: " . . .Women who finish almost every sentence with 'and' or 'but,' then carry on, endlessly....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 30, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1617 Views

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Medical

My husband is having shoulder surgery as I write. Came home to eat and back to the hospital. I'll post again soon....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Sep 25, 2014 at 10:27 am | 2 comments | 3044 Views

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Ray Rice and Domestic Violence

There has been a great outrage and shock for people to see the video of Ray Rice slugging his then fiancé, now wife. We heard about it, but actually seeing it has...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by My thoughts, on Sep 20, 2014 at 10:59 am | 17 comments | 2845 Views
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