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COUPLE'S NET

Couples: "When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time."

- Maya Angelou One of the ways to get into relationship trouble is by not paying attention early on to the warning signs or red flags. You might find yourself...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 29, 2018
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Couples: “It’s Not My Problem. It’s Your Problem.”

I was on San Juan Island last weekend for my step son’s high school graduation. It was moving and powerful. He wrote a piece called Bedrock, about the earth...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 21, 2018
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Couples: 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 Jun. 28, 2018
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COUPLE'S NET

Couples: "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work" by John Gottman

Dr. John Gottman is best known for the extensive couples research he's conducted over many years at his institute in Seattle -- fondly known as the "Love Lab."...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 13, 2018
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Couples: When You’re Frustrated with Your Teen

One of my colleagues is pregnant. I went to buy onesies, and fabric paint so we could decorate them at our Connect2/Silicon Valley Couples party. The cashier...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 20, 2018
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COUPLE'S NET

“Leaving You for Me”

“Leaving You for Me” is a new book by Alex Nicollet Delon. It’s the story of leaving her narcissistic husband after more than 40 years of marriage,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 27, 2018
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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
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COUPLE'S NET

Dating (or Hanging Out) While Sober: How to Pass Up Booze Without Passing on Love

With the holidays coming, parties and alcohol are more prevalent than ever. Plus ours is a society of drinking, and in Silicon Valley wine is not just drinking:...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 28, 2018
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COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Connection; Taking Breaks & Having Fun

It's healthy and imperative that we take breaks from working on our relationship. We need to relax, unwind, and just enjoy each others' company. This too,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 5, 2018
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COUPLE'S NET

Couples: It's Normal to Get Defensive . . . Then What?

We're human beings, therefore we get defensive. The real question isn't whether or not you get defensive, or who gets defensive. The real question is what...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 12, 2018
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COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Philosophy of Love

"You are open and honest in your philosophy of love." This was in my fortune cookie yesterday, and is a great topic for couples. What is your philosophy of love?...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 29, 2018
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Couples and Individuals: Alone or Lonely?

"I feel you beginning to come to grips with your loneliness, which is a necessary thing ? to accept that you are alone, that that is the human condition. Most...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 2, 2018
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Couples: Philosophy of Love

“You are open and honest in your philosophy of love.” This was in my fortune cookie yesterday, and is a great topic for couples. What is your philosophy of love?...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 9, 2018
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Couples: Mr. & Ms. Fix It

Do you ever get into difficulty with your partner because: You want to fix it and can't? You don't know how to fix it, so you'd rather not talk about it? You're...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 23, 2018
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COUPLE'S NET

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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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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COUPLE'S NET

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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I smile, I laugh, and pretend I’m okay

I went to a memorial service for Andres Miranda, who almost made it to 20 years old. He died of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) after having been diagnosed at 4 months. The...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 1, 2019
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Couples: Waiting or Acting?

I encourage you to figure out one thing you can do differently today. I often find that couples are waiting for the other to change, to say something, to do...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 8, 2019
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PENINSULA FOODIST

Food and drink goings on

The next few weeks are chock full of local food and drink events, from wine seminars and tastings to holiday-tilted classes. ==B Shoreline Lake wine seminars...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 25, 2013
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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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