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COUPLE'S NET

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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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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Couples: “Everything is a gift of the universe . . .

. . . even Joy, anger, jealousy, frustration for separateness. Everything is perfect either for growth or our enjoyment.” Ken Keyes, Jr. While you’re...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 16, 2018
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Premarital and Couples: What Does Sex Mean to You?

Sex is supposed to be a wonderful experience, creating connection between you. Right? Yet it may be filled with anxiety, uncertainty, and vulnerability. When is...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 18, 2020
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Living as Roommates? Not Having Much Sex?

I see couples who eventually realize they are living as roommates: they may be good parents together, run their household together, do their respective jobs, spend...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 6, 2019
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One Way to Regain Connection in Your Relationship

One of the main things that leads to emotional separation in couples is loss of connection. Daily life gets in the way, work, kids, responsibilities, chores, and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 6, 2016
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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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Couples: Crisis/Gratitude, Personal and Large Scale

Focus on gratitude in your relationship. Every day tell each other three things you’re grateful for about each other. Some can be what s/he did, while others...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 28, 2017
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Premarital and Couples: See "Buck" for Couple's Tips

Check out the movie Buck; it's ostensibly about Buck and horses, yet it speaks to the way people handle themselves and one another. There's a scene in which Buck...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 25, 2020
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Get Couple-Ready for the Holidays

While this may be a time of family, love, thanks, giving, cheer, good food, and relaxing around the fireplace with good friends, it also may be a time of stress,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 19, 2021
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Couples: Avocados and Milk

A client of mine sent this joke to me (thank you!), and I want to share it and briefly comment on it:      A wife asks her husband, "Could...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 5, 2017
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Premarital and Couples: What feeling is not allowed, and what do you use in its place?

What feeling do you not allow yourself to have, either because it is intolerable to you, your family didn't allow it, or it's just too scary or painful to have?...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 13, 2019
There are no comments yet. 13436 Views

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If You Listen, S/he Will Speak

Conversely, if you don’t listen, s/he will stop trying to communicate, connect, engage. Do you feel lonely, sad, unseen, unheard, misunderstood? Or do you feel...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 17, 2022
There are no comments yet. 6292 Views

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Couples: Slowing Down & Content and Process Conversation

One of the best things you can do in any relationship is to slow down. What does that mean? What's the point? How do you slow down? How can do slow down once an...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 30, 2018
There are no comments yet. 19397 Views

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Couples: Mirror, Mirror on the . . . Fight?!

Here's an experiment to try next time you have an argument or fight: Get two hand mirrors. Hold the mirror in front of your face while you're having words...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 15, 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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Couples: Initiators and Implementors

I've noticed an issue between couples regarding one partner who is more an initiator or more an implementor. Or in some relationships, one is the initiator...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 12, 2017
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Premarital and Couples: Road Trips and Getaways

I was recently sent research indicating that a weekend away is the number one romantic gift that both men and women want. David Skernick is a photographer (this...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 20, 2019
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Couples: "Taming Your Gremlin" by Richard Carson

You know that narrator in your head that just won't shut up? Richard Carson calls it your "Gremlin." This book is a long-standing favorite of mine;...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 14, 2018
There are no comments yet. 17349 Views

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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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