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COUPLE'S NET

Couples: It's Normal to Get Defensive . . . Then What?

We're human beings, therefore we get defensive. The real question isn't whether or not you get defensive, or who gets defensive. The real question is what...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 12, 2018
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Couples: Philosophy of Love

"You are open and honest in your philosophy of love." This was in my fortune cookie yesterday, and is a great topic for couples. What is your philosophy of love?...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 29, 2018
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Couples and Individuals: Alone or Lonely?

"I feel you beginning to come to grips with your loneliness, which is a necessary thing ? to accept that you are alone, that that is the human condition. Most...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 2, 2018
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Couples: Philosophy of Love

“You are open and honest in your philosophy of love.” This was in my fortune cookie yesterday, and is a great topic for couples. What is your philosophy of love?...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 9, 2018
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Couples: Mr. & Ms. Fix It

Do you ever get into difficulty with your partner because: You want to fix it and can't? You don't know how to fix it, so you'd rather not talk about it? You're...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 23, 2018
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Couples: Reading List

Note: For book reviews, please see individual posts. This is a list of excellent books for couples. A few of them are grief-related, and the rest are for all couples....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 18, 2019
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Couples: Miscarriage

Since publishing my book, No U-Turn at Mercy Street: A Memoir and Resource Guide for Grieving Parents, I've heard from readers that resonate with reading about my...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 1, 2019
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Premarital and Couples: Trust Walk

A trust walk is a process between two people in which one person has his or her eyes closed (or blind-folded), and the other leads them on a walk. The eyes-open...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 3, 2019
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Premarital and Couples: A: "We worked hard at it."

Question to long-married couples asked by Randy Pausch, author of The Last Lecture was "How were you able to stay together?" Randy Pausch was...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 10, 2019
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Premarital and Couples: Treat Your Partner Like Your Pet?

Tara Parker-Pope, NY Times writer, wrote an article called "What Pets Can Teach Us About Marriage." Ms. Pope had read an article by Suzanne Phillips of...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 31, 2019
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Premarital and Couples: "Our Deepest Fear" by Marianne Williamson

As you read the quote below, please be thinking about yourself, your partner, and your relationship. What does this mean to you? What does it remind you of?...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 14, 2019
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Premarital and Couples: Musings on Life

As I sit in my living room, I hear so many different sounds: my dog's breath as he sleeps by my side, the antique German clock ticking, Caltrain on the rails, songbirds...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 21, 2019
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Twin Babies Talking: Early Communication Patterns Can Be Changed

Check out this video on YouTube of baby twins "talking" to one another. As you're watching, think about how...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 28, 2019
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Premarital and Couples: "The Art of Racing in the Rain"

I recently read The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein for the second time, and liked it just as much as I did the first time. It is a bitter-sweet story...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 5, 2019
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"Better" Dads and "Re-invigorated" Moms: Happier Couples

I read an article by Rachel Zucker on the NY Times website: "Honey, Let's Get a Little Divorced."  One thing that caught my attention was Rachel's...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 12, 2019
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Premarital and Couples: Tips for Hearing (Listening) and Being Known

You just want to be heard and understood deeply. Showing interest in your partner and his or her life leads to a great many wonderful things in a relationship....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 18, 2019
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Premarital and Couples: Marriage Maintenance

According to research by Dr. John Gottman, who runs the "Love Lab" in Seattle, most couples wait an average of six years from the time they sense issues...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 26, 2019
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"Real Sex for Real Women" by Dr. Laura Berman

I recommend "Real Sex for Real Women" as it is a straightforward, educational, detailed book about sex -- and emotional connection. Dr. Berman's book provides...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 1, 2019
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Premarital and Couples: Check Your Best Self at the Door

When you embark on your day, many of you either consciously or by habit, get focused on what lies ahead.  You think about what you need to do and how...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 9, 2019
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"You Gotta Have Balls [to do counseling] . . .

. . . It's really scary, taking a look at yourself." A man said this to me yesterday while asking for my help. It is scary, it does take balls (or the female...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 16, 2019
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