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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 | 1680 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
There are no comments yet. 1399 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 | 1095 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 | 867 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
There are no comments yet. 508 Views

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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 | 1056 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 | 2300 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
There are no comments yet. 1504 Views

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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 | 3379 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
There are no comments yet. 2342 Views

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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. 6949 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
There are no comments yet. 2915 Views

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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
There are no comments yet. 1596 Views

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Not Witty or Fun

As a follow on to the last post, about serial relationships and the "conversation with their ex, in front of their new spouse while their kids look on soaking it...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 21, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1322 Views

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Kitten/Couple Rescue

I have been trying to rescue a kitten from my yard this week. It reminds me of couples wanting love and connection from one another, and yet not able...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jul 16, 2014 at 5:01 pm | 3 comments | 1846 Views

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What is the new couple's paradigm these days?

On TV and in movies one seems to see a lot of serial relationships. Almost every character is dealing with an ex, and kids, and the incumbent problems. Great...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 16, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1726 Views

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Plural Relationships

June, thanks for sending in your question. I should say for the sake of disclosure, that I support gay marriage, and worked quite hard within my professional...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 14, 2014 at 12:10 am | 17 comments | 4905 Views

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Couple’s Tone and Body Language

Last time I wrote about observing couples' communication through tone and body language. I want to clarify that we can not assume what is going on from what we see....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 7, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2112 Views

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No Words Required

I was in Berkeley recently, and as I got in the car with the window rolled most of the way up, I noticed a couple passing on the sidewalk. I could not hear their...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 30, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2304 Views

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Let Bakersfield Beat Silicon Valley?

I don't think so! Do you know someone who has or had cancer? Did you wish there was a cure? Help fund the research that may save your beloved or someone else...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by Amy Boggs, on Jun 25, 2014 at 6:14 pm | 1 comment | 3120 Views
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Medical
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,399 views

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