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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. 1478 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 | 1413 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 | 2044 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 | 1437 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 | 2609 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 | 859 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. 1108 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 | 2402 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 | 2196 Views

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Repeating and “You” Sentences

Repeating is a sign that we don't feel heard, or we feel misunderstood; that our mate is brushing aside our words and the meanings behind them. So we repeat (turn...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 17, 2014 at 3:31 pm | 4 comments | 1577 Views

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What’s Your Love Language?

If you've been reading Couple's Net, you've seen my references to Gary Chapman's concept (and books) of the 5 Love Languages. I would recommend that you start...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by RW, on Sep 17, 2014 at 9:38 am | 2 comments | 1315 Views

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Give More

"We limit ourselves every day without even knowing it, simply by doing what we always do, falling into patterns, not pushing ourselves further. But every one of...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 4, 2014
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Parents Texting with Kids in the Car

I see parents texting with kids in the car more and more often now, and it scares me. I am going to be blunt here: Do you want to risk killing your kids, or make...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by Right on, on Sep 3, 2014 at 10:01 pm | 8 comments | 1310 Views

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See Me. Hear Me. Don’t Fix Me.

It seems so simple. But to see, listen and not fix is harder than to reassure or apologize. We need to know our spouse gets us. We are competent, intelligent...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Aug 26, 2014 at 3:17 pm | 2 comments | 2627 Views

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. . . People will never forget how you made them feel.

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou If...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 26, 2014
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Kids and Marital Satisfaction

"More than a hundred studies show that marital satisfaction falls off a cliff after the birth of the first child and doesn't get much better until the last child...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:07 pm | 12 comments | 3796 Views

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Couples: Parallel Play or Interactive Play?

Young children play alone, enjoying a box as much as the gift that came in that box. Other children may be present, but each child is focused on his or her own activity....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 18, 2014
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Are You Communicating More or Less?

Isn't it true that everywhere we go these days people are talking, texting, scrolling and swiping on devices? I find myself wondering if we had this much to say...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 8, 2014
There are no comments yet. 10661 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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Do More, Faster and Faster. Limits? Not for Me!

Dr. Stephanie Brown, internationally renowned expert and founder of the Addictions Institute in Menlo Park talks about her latest book SPEED. Interviewed...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 30, 2014
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Local picks on 2015 Michelin Bib Gourmand list
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Marriage Underachievers
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,478 views

A Surprise!
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Measure M-- I am not drinking Greenheart’s expensive potion
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