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Miscarriage and Child Loss Groups Starting

Connect2 Marriage Counseling is beginning two groups to address the support needs for miscarriage and child loss (death of a child). Both groups are open to women...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 22, 2015
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Marriage Interview 5: My Spouse is Not a Mind Reader

Thelma and Henry met at a dinner held by friends of theirs. They began dating and were married within the year. That was 50 years ago! One of the biggest problems...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by Jenn Davies, on Apr 16, 2015 at 1:29 pm | 2 comments | 1805 Views

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"Itís Not About the Nail"

I've talked here a lot about women not wanting men to fix them, their situation, or to give advice. Many men I've talked to who have a happy marriage said it...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 23, 2015
Last comment by mitch, on Apr 15, 2015 at 6:04 pm | 5 comments | 2627 Views

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Marriage Inteview 2: Look for Good in My Husband Every Day

Sally and Richard have been married for 22 years. They met in 1992, on a blind date set up by her brother. They began dating right away and married 11 months later. One...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by Jenn Davies, on Apr 9, 2015 at 3:39 pm | 3 comments | 3002 Views

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Marriage Interview 4: Flagging Interest in Sex

Thomas met his wife, MaryAnn, at a dinner party. They started dating a month later, and were married within the year. They've now been married over 50 years . In...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 7, 2015 at 9:22 am | 6 comments | 2889 Views

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A Glimpse into local HS Suicide

Note: This is only one view, from one Palo Alto HS student. My son is a senior this year. We spend every Thursday afternoon together, and have been doing so for...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by Roxy, on Apr 1, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 16 comments | 4485 Views

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7 Doís and Doníts For Staying Connected as a Couple During Grief

My heart goes out to the families and friends of the young people who have died in our community lately. It is shocking and saddening beyond words. I specialize...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by Stephan Bashkir, on Mar 30, 2015 at 1:43 pm | 8 comments | 3383 Views

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Pre-Marital Conversations: Wedding Season Coming

You're in love, wearing rose-colored glasses, ready to marry, busy with wedding planning. It's an exciting time. Relish being engaged, it's a special phase that...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 18, 2015
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Inteview 3: Being Vulnerable can be Very Scary

"It's kind of funny that we can easily touch each others' body parts, but letting someone into your heart and mind is somehow much more intimate." Sandra met...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 13, 2015
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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 | 2923 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 | 5490 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 | 4949 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 | 4585 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
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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 | 4984 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 | 5121 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 | 5619 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 | 3877 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 | 4710 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
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Are you taking a Gap Year?
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 7 comments | 1,894 views

Magical Bridge Playground
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 628 views

Follow-up to a Love Script
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 570 views

Palo Alto's Cafe Pro Bono reopens after fire
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 419 views

Ate My Way Through China
By Laura Stec | 6 comments | 244 views