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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 | 11274 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 | 21464 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 | 11853 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 | 13815 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
There are no comments yet. 18033 Views

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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 | 12161 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. 17153 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 | 27392 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. 12823 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
There are no comments yet. 27788 Views

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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. 14767 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 | 24963 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 | 21071 Views

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Year End Review for Your Relationship

Many people make New Years resolutions. Many people do not keep them. It’s human nature. I’m advocating that you take time to do a year end review of...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 31, 2016
There are no comments yet. 14762 Views

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Work: What Happens when your Relationship is in Trouble?

If your marriage is suffering – if you feel unloved, unheard, misunderstood, lack intimacy and/or sex, are considering leaving your marriage, are having an...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 28, 2016
Last comment by insta followers, on Dec 26, 2016 at 1:04 am | 4 comments | 23041 Views

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Do You or Your Partner Struggle with Depression?

Note: If you are under a doctor’s care for depression, check with your doctor before making changes to your treatment program. I am not prescribing anything,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 21323 Views

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808 Topics for Couples to Talk About

A normal piece of homework I give couples is to have date night EVERY week, and they may not talk about kids or work. The instructions are to take turns planning...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 16, 2016
There are no comments yet. 24007 Views

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Surviving Family Holidays

There are families that genuinely enjoy each other, and the holidays are as intended: good company, good food, music, laughter, storytelling, lights and sparkle....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 9, 2016
There are no comments yet. 23381 Views

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Family Planning: Don't F%@K Up

I believe that family planning needs to be an open and ongoing topic for couples -- even if you just started dating. People’s wants and needs change, so be...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 1, 2016
There are no comments yet. 13533 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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