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Princess Diana: "There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded."

In Princess Diana’s case, the ‘third’ was another woman. The clinical term for ‘thirds’ is triangulation. Imagine a triangle in which...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 24, 2021
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Premarital and Couples: “Hold Me Tight” by Dr. Sue Johnson

Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy is closely aligned with my training in couples counseling. Sue provides a well-researched theoretical framework...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 21, 2020
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Couples Counseling, Al Pacino Style

I had the pleasure of listening to Pete Pearson of the Couple's Institute in Menlo Park talk about the importance of working as a team in couple's counseling....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 8, 2019
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Relay for Life, Menlo Park, August 8

The information below comes from the Relay for Life website. Having had Mom die recently from cancer, this is of special interest to me. My husband and I went...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 3, 2015
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It’s Not Always Been a Happy Marriage . . .

. . . I guess I wanted a quick fix. --David Byrne Don’t you all want a quick fix? If only it were so . . . Most marriages don’t quickly get to...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 24, 2017
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Couples: Can You be Closer After Miscarriage?

How are couples’ relationships affected after miscarriage? Could it actually bring them closer? Couples relationships are often affected after a miscarriage....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 28, 2020
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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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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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Couples: Are You Lonely in Your Relationship?

I’ve seen many couples who are lonely in their marriage. They don’t feel connected--the bond that comes from being your authentic self in your relationship...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 2, 2018
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Couples and Premarital: How Do You Define Love?

Here's a definition of love by Anne Isaacs and Joel Isaacs that I find resonate and helpful. What do you think of it? If you think, feel or see that it makes sense...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 26, 2021
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Yank the Scab Off

Sunday morning, partly cloudy in Portland. Sitting in a cafe having just had a Caffe macchiato. The art on the walls are life size pregnant women made of fabric....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 27, 2014
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Premarital and Couples: The Inter-dependent Expandable Back Scratcher

I am often asked by couples, "What does an inter-dependent relationship look like?" I tell them, and have written a blog here, about it being like...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 4, 2020
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The Four Stages of Competency*

I like to talk with my clients about the The Four Stages of Competency because it provides a simple structure for understanding where we are in therapy, personally...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 22, 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
There are no comments yet. 14925 Views

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Need vs Needy

Need definition: a physiological or psychological requirement for the well-being of an organism. Needy definition: marked by want of affection, attention, or...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 27, 2022
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Legacy

Last Friday I wrote the following: None of us know how long we have in this life with the people we love. Be sure you tell them you love them—regularly. Get...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 14, 2017
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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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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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