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COUPLE'S NET

"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship . . .

. . . that makes unhappy marriages." -Friedrich Nietzsche You love your partner, right? Is your partner also currently your friend—your best...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 8, 2017
There are no comments yet. 11980 Views

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A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, . . .

. . . always with the same person. - Mignon McLaughlin How often over the years have you fallen in love again with your partner? Things happen, and you notice...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 2, 2017
Last comment by JMan, on Jun 3, 2017 at 11:35 pm | 1 comment | 14283 Views

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Do You Have Sex Only on Vacation?

Over the years of seeing couples in marriage counseling, and through reading I’ve done, there are many couples who only have sex on vacation. Sex on vacation...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Free Sexting App, on May 28, 2017 at 2:42 am | 4 comments | 21240 Views

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Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength . . .

. . . while loving someone deeply gives you courage. - Lao Tzu I absolutely love this quote because it’s true, and gets to the heart of the matter in...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 25, 2017
Last comment by the_punnisher, on May 26, 2017 at 4:40 pm | 2 comments | 12050 Views

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What’s Wrong with This?

"TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com’s annual Real Weddings Study revealed that the average amount spent on a wedding in 2012 was $28,427, with couples...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 17, 2017
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on May 17, 2017 at 3:44 pm | 2 comments | 11549 Views

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Mother’s Day

To all you moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day. Husbands: Help your kids do something nice for their mom, and you do something for yours. Even though you...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 12, 2017
There are no comments yet. 11438 Views

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What Are Your Gifts that Must Be Shared?

The following poem was written by an acquaintance of mine who recently died at the young age of 61. What gifts do you have to give to your beloved, to your family,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 21, 2017
Last comment by sidrobinme, on Apr 22, 2017 at 2:40 am | 1 comment | 11695 Views

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I Need Your Help Naming my New Book

Hey, wonderful readers, A 52 year-old heroine stars in the romance novel I’ve started. Caroline is a psychologically sophisticated woman. She’s VP of business...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 13, 2017
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 20, 2017 at 8:08 am | 14 comments | 22137 Views

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Starting National “No Device Night”

Let’s be the first in the nation to select a night each week where we don’t use devices. We spend time as a family, and after the kids go to bed...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 6, 2017
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 13, 2017 at 7:47 pm | 6 comments | 12310 Views

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Our Beloved Dog Died

In 2010, my step-son Diego was 9 years old. He wrote the following about Tarth, our then seven year-old Papillion: A Day in the Life of Tarth March...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 30, 2017
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 9, 2017 at 5:26 pm | 2 comments | 14272 Views

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Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner

This poem – Coupon – was sent to me through a daily poetry email I receive. I got the poet’s permission to share it with you. As you read it, think...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 23, 2017
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Couple Time and Work Time

I hear couples say they are too busy to spend time together. They work too much. I see long, long work hours in every couple who comes in. And it takes a toll. Couples...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 9, 2017
There are no comments yet. 445 Views

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Taking or Receiving in a Marriage or Relationship

I’ve been sick with a bad cold that has put me back to basics (sleep, eat). My husband is working FT (at a stressful job). My brother in-law is here this week,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 2, 2017
Last comment by maria20, on Mar 4, 2017 at 10:46 pm | 2 comments | 12622 Views

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The Call for Couples or Marriage Counseling? Communication

Communication is the most frequent topic of calls for couples or marriage counseling. My husband/wife doesn’t: - Listen - Understand - Make me a priority - Cherish...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 17623 Views

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Engagement Rings: Myths and Options

Perhaps it would have been better to post about engagement rings: myths and options before Valentine’s Day, as many people get engaged on that day each year....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by Satishjewels2, on Feb 18, 2017 at 12:30 am | 1 comment | 27950 Views

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Talk, Talk, Talk

I would love to come give a talk to your group, organization, business, school or university on any of these topics: • This is Your Brain on Marriage • How...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 1, 2017
There are no comments yet. 13276 Views

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What's Your Attachment Style and Why Does it Matter to Your Relationship?

Let’s start with explaining attachment, which is developed in early childhood, with your primary caregiver. Depending on the type of care you received (consistent,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 27, 2017
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Wasband: How to Retain Your Marriage

This is my new word for the week. A husband who no longer is married to you is a wasband. Does waswife work as well? In order to avoid having a wasband or waswife,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 19, 2017
There are no comments yet. 15249 Views

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“Housewife” a Journey of Transgender Marriage

Kristin Collier’s new book, Housewife: Home Remaking in a Transgender Marriage is a must read for any couple going through this transition. When...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by Dread Pirate Roberts, on Jan 19, 2017 at 10:26 am | 2 comments | 25474 Views

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Honesty, Humility and Morality: On the Same Page?

I recently read a very interesting article in Scientific American Mind called “How to Pick a Great Worker”. Previously, the honesty and humility [the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 12, 2017 at 9:08 am | 2 comments | 21673 Views
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