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Premarital and Couples: I look like THAT??!!

I’m certain I have blind spots I don’t know about--that’s what makes them blind. I hope my husband, family, and friends will tell me (kindly and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 23, 2021
There are no comments yet. 268 Views

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For You, Readers

An elegantly draped veil, shimmering, pulsing, light illuminates and obstructs. I must wend my way amidst its tendrils, guided only by faith and trust. Anticipating...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 19, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2068 Views

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Premarital and Couples: “Marriage is not just spiritual communion . . .

it is also remembering to take out the trash.” Joyce Brothers Marriage is sacred and also mundane. It's easy to lose sight of one or the other of those....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 8, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer, on Jul 12, 2021 at 6:20 pm | 2 comments | 6784 Views

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"Don't Follow your Dreams; Chase Them."

- Richard Dumbrill First you have to dream. It's easy to get going, going, going toward a goal, or just taking care of everyday life. When do you have time to...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 29, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jun 29, 2021 at 10:48 am | 2 comments | 7629 Views

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Couples and Premarital: "Unpack Your Heart"

Take a listen to Philip Philips song, "Unpack Your Heart." We Want to be Known Most of us, at heart, want to be truly known, accepted, and loved...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 4, 2021
Last comment by WilliamR, on Jun 10, 2021 at 10:43 pm | 1 comment | 7627 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...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 28, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jun 4, 2021 at 7:39 am | 2 comments | 6020 Views

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Stay and Play – and Work – in Carmel-by-the-Sea

My husband and I, with our adored Papillon, Bixby (yes, named after Bixby Bridge), were hosted by Hofsas House in Carmel. We had an amazing getaway, especially after...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 14, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on May 17, 2021 at 9:01 pm | 2 comments | 5957 Views

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Stay and Play – and Work – in Carmel-by-the-Sea

My husband and I, with our adored Papillon, Bixby (yes, named after Bixby Bridge), were hosted by Hofsas House in Carmel. We had an amazing getaway, especially after...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 14, 2021
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

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Couples and premarital: "How Can We Be Happy Again?"

Dear Chandrama, How can we be happy again? I try to argue with him to get him to respond, and he goes further and further away, including long hours at work,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 29, 2021
Last comment by DP, on May 1, 2021 at 3:10 pm | 1 comment | 2732 Views

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"I" Statements that are Actually "You" Statements

No, that's not a typo. I hear these a lot when I encourage partners to use "I statements" or to share how s/he is feeling. Here are examples of what to...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 23, 2021
Last comment by McMadilyn, on Apr 29, 2021 at 4:45 am | 5 comments | 3134 Views

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"What Did You Do?"

On a recent warm afternoon, I noticed a man riding his bike with a huge mixed bouquet of flowers in his basket. I watched as he turns north from Willow onto Middlefield,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 16, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 27, 2021 at 7:27 pm | 4 comments | 3209 Views

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Porn

I realized I have not written about porn, and that it would be a good idea to do so. This could be a huge topic with lots of offshoots, but mostly I want to share...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 9, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 15, 2021 at 3:10 pm | 5 comments | 4814 Views

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Love (not Zero)

Once while soaking up the beauty of Taos, New Mexico, and the surrounding mountains, valleys, rivers, Rio Grande gorge, aspens, wild flowers, desert terrain, thunder...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 2, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3016 Views

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Trust

"Trust is habitual reciprocity that becomes coated by emotion." - David Brooks* What a fantastic definition of trust. I am often asked, "What is...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 26, 2021
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Premarital and Couples: Does Size Matter?

All joking aside, a tidbit on gender and the emotional brain in Scientific American Mind (SAM) July/August 2013, shares that women have a larger caudate nucleus...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 19, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5973 Views

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You, Me, and our Marriage (Three Entities)

Recently I wrote about the Isaacs definition of love, and it got me to thinking again about the third entity: your marriage (as in each of you and your relationship...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 12, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5228 Views

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Premarital and Couples: How Long is Your Restoration Cycle?

When you get upset with your partner and a repair is made, how long does it take for your emotions, thoughts, and body to restore to equilibrium? I can almost...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 5, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5048 Views

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Premarital and Couples: What Happens in Vegas Doesn't Stay in Vegas

What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas--NOT! Even though there is little traveling now due to Covid, the principles here still hold. These two quotes are from...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 19, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5527 Views

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Premarital and Couples: "I - You" Statements

"I - You" Statements. No, that's not a typo. I hear these a lot when I encourage partners to use "I statements" or to share how s/he is feeling....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 12, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5409 Views

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Premarital and Couples: "Now I Trust in the System"

While maintaining confidentiality, I wanted to share this quote I heard in my office a while back. I've been training another therapist in Couples Counseling,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 5, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5679 Views
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