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Grief and the Holidays

Editor's Note: I originally posted this in 2013. Due to the 73,000 people who have read it, I think it's worth sharing again, especially after over 5.34 million...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 17, 2021
Last comment by NanaDi, on Dec 27, 2021 at 11:40 am | 6 comments | 10585 Views

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Who can you not live without?

Shall you marry someone you can’t live without? Yes, and yet it’s a hairy topic. What I mean by that is if you are in a healthy secure relationship,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 10, 2021
Last comment by AMRW, on Dec 10, 2021 at 8:40 pm | 3 comments | 8499 Views

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“Attached.” by Amir Levine, MD, and Rachel S.F. Heller, MA

If you’ve been reading CouplesNet for long, you’ve read about Attachment Theory. Levine and Heller have focused Attachment Theory specifically to help...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 2, 2021
Last comment by KG, on Dec 3, 2021 at 8:02 pm | 1 comment | 7134 Views

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"He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away."

- Raymond Hull Hull is absolutely correct. Trying to suit your partner is the opposite of living authentically. I should know, because that’s what I did...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 12, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Nov 15, 2021 at 7:43 am | 2 comments | 6894 Views

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"All marriages are happy. It's the living together afterward . . .

that causes all the trouble." - Raymond Hull Yesterday I came up with the “elevator pitch” for my nonfiction couples graphic ‘novel’...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 8, 2021
There are no comments yet. 8274 Views

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My Halloween Trauma Lingers

On Halloween, in broad daylight, when I was 10 years old, a man in a Camaro tried to lure me into his car with candy. Fortunately, I knew about Stanger Danger...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 29, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Nov 2, 2021 at 8:44 am | 3 comments | 11378 Views

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"A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong . . .

. . . is to think you control it." -John Steinbeck Steinbeck makes a great point; we control almost nothing, whether on a journey or in marriage. We have...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 22, 2021
There are no comments yet. 10228 Views

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"To keep your marriage brimming . . .

. . . With love in the loving cup, Whenever you're wrong, admit it; Whenever you're right, shut up." - Ogden Nash Is it harder to admit it when you’re...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 15, 2021
There are no comments yet. 8912 Views

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"When you make the sacrifice in marriage . . .

. . . you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship." - Joseph Campbell Well said! Other ways of saying it: Secure Attachment. Two-person...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 8, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 13, 2021 at 11:18 am | 2 comments | 11355 Views

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

. . . that makes unhappy marriages.” - Friedrich Nietzsche Despite the wonderful Beatles song,

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 10, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Sep 10, 2021 at 8:22 pm |
2 comments | 11232 Views

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“A happy marriage is . . .

. . . a long conversation which always seems too short.” - Andre Maurois I love this quote for a few reasons. First, let’s look at a couple of definitions: &ldquo...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 3, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Sep 7, 2021 at 3:20 pm | 2 comments | 8447 Views

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"Breaking the Silence . . . Why Openness About Your Sex Life . . .

. . . is the Best Medicine for Your Health, Relationships, and Overall Happiness" -Moshe Kedan, MD I’m going to share another deeply personal story...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 27, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Aug 27, 2021 at 5:47 pm | 2 comments | 17065 Views

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I'm Thinking . . . I'm Not Thinking . . .

-Writing Exercise developed by Natalie Goldberg Dear Readers, I’m going to share an exercise I did while in therapy myself many, many years ago. I hope...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 20, 2021
Last comment by ElaineB, on Aug 20, 2021 at 7:24 am | 1 comment | 11950 Views

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“Say something once, why say it again?”

-Talking Heads I recently came across two important tools for communication. One of them is STOP – Stop, think, observe, proceed. The second one is from...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 13, 2021
Last comment by Anne Cavazos, on Aug 20, 2021 at 7:06 am | 7 comments | 9134 Views

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“A perfect marriage is just two imperfect people who won't give up on each other.”

Thanks, Kate Stewart, for that quote. No one is perfect. Shooting for perfection takes too much time and energy away from your life. Do things very well; care...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 6, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Aug 13, 2021 at 10:59 am | 5 comments | 17873 Views

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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. 11308 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. 9910 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 | 12022 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 | 13094 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 | 12021 Views
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