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COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Write a Personal Ad . . . to Your Partner . . .

. . . stating what you have to offer and give in your relationship. Don't make it dependent on what you are getting, either. (Later you can write another personal...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by dogfather, on Mar 16, 2019 at 9:27 am | 1 comment | 1381 Views

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Couples: "The Goal of Marriage is Not to Think Alike, but to Think Together"

I recently came across this quote comes from Robert Dodd, and it resonates in my work with couples. We often select a partner that is different from us, yet complements...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 27, 2018
Last comment by Believe In Marriage, on Mar 15, 2019 at 8:44 am | 2 comments | 3347 Views

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Ten Tips for Teens and Young Adults to Survive a Dysfunctional Family

Steve Simpson is the author of four books for teens and young adults. In each book he includes The Teenage and Young Adult Survival Handbook. I asked Steve...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 13, 2018
Last comment by impress family, on Mar 13, 2019 at 8:33 am | 5 comments | 4553 Views

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Couples: Life Can Change on a Dime

Readers, let me begin by saying that I'm fine. Yesterday instead of seeing my wonderful clients, I spent the morning and early afternoon in the ER. I was newly diagnosed...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 4, 2019
Last comment by GPS: It Will Save Your Marriage!, on Mar 7, 2019 at 6:30 am | 6 comments | 4111 Views

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Couples: Child Loss, "No U-Turn at Mercy Street"

"No U-Turn at Mercy Street" by Chandrama Anderson, MA, MFT. Here's a quote and the back cover copy: No U-Turn at Mercy Street is an...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 7, 2018
Last comment by DON’T FORGET YOURSELF, DON’T SACRIFICE YOURSELF, on Mar 7, 2019 at 6:28 am | 3 comments | 3961 Views

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Couples: All People Are Difficult, But You Shouldn’t Be Too Difficult

The following article is written by Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT. He is the founder of PACT, Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy. Most of our Connect2 therapists...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 21, 2018
Last comment by The Single Sibling, on Mar 7, 2019 at 6:12 am | 4 comments | 3789 Views

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Couples: Myth: You Can't Ask Your Partner to Change

An American myth is that you can't ask our partner to change. Perhaps what is more accurate, is that you can't be anyone but yourselves. And you can ask for...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 9, 2019
Last comment by alicetaylor12, on Mar 5, 2019 at 7:12 pm | 4 comments | 2484 Views

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Couples: Thanks

I was out ill for a week a while back, and needed minor surgery. I often remind clients to say thanks to their partner for all s/he does, and to share specific appreciation...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 22, 2019
Last comment by John Key, on Feb 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm | 1 comment | 2402 Views

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Menopause and Post-Menopause Group Starting

There are three stages of life for women: maiden, mother and wise woman. We’ll talk about wise women opportunities and transitions; physical, emotional, mental...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 25, 2019
There are no comments yet. 3421 Views

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Couples: "When Good People Have Affairs" by Mira Kirshenbaum

Affairs are so painful for couples (I know that's a huge understatement). The desire to understand and the internal pressure of deciding what to do in the wake...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 18, 2019 at 7:38 am | 3 comments | 4327 Views

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Couples: "101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married"

"101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married" by Charlie and Linda Bloom is a great book for couples. Each of the 101 things is about two pages long. My...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 30, 2018
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Dec 7, 2018 at 2:53 pm | 9 comments | 5056 Views

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Couples: A Relationship Test . . .

. . . try riding a tandem bicycle with your partner. My husband and I got a tandem over the weekend. We test drove it in a parking lot. Within 30 seconds it was...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 18, 2018
Last comment by menlo mom, on Oct 22, 2018 at 5:26 pm | 2 comments | 3803 Views

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Couples: Retirement Hot Potato!

The top three issues couples have are about sex, money and power. So today I’m going to write about money, specifically retirement. So much of the help you...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 31, 2018
Last comment by carolinewarren, on Oct 11, 2018 at 6:39 am | 1 comment | 5165 Views

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Couples: Sex and Connection (Chicken or Egg?)

I usually stay away from gender generalization because people are unique; additionally, gender-based comments are not useful to men or women. But in the case of...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 21, 2018
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Sep 27, 2018 at 2:38 am | 2 comments | 4379 Views

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Couples: Three Categories of Sex

In his book Passionate Marriage, David Schnarch describes the research of Donald Mosher regarding three categories -- or styles -- of sex (pg. 244-260). I find these...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 7, 2018
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Sep 10, 2018 at 5:34 pm | 2 comments | 6582 Views

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Couples: My New Best Friend; Giving and Receiving

Here's my new best friend, Bixby. Hey readers, I've been busy the last couple of weeks. My husband had a concert in San Anselmo (he's a tenor in a...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 23, 2018
There are no comments yet. 4202 Views

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Couples: Drop Your Keyboard!

Talking with your partner and being understood may be challenging enough without adding in the complexities of technology. Body language accounts for 70% or more...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 10, 2018
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Aug 16, 2018 at 12:53 pm | 1 comment | 11675 Views

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Couples: Wanting, Yet Missing One Another

A while back while I was waiting at the traffic signal by my office I saw a woman at the crosswalk. She wanted to cross Middlefield, a busy street. She turned away...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 16, 2018
There are no comments yet. 3831 Views

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Couples: Tantric Sex and Menopause

Tantric Sex and Menopause: Practices for Spiritual and Sexual Renewal By Diana Richardson and Janet McGeever I recently read Tantric Sex and Menopause...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 3, 2018
Last comment by gualterio, on Aug 5, 2018 at 5:52 am | 1 comment | 6244 Views

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Couples: Emotional Affairs

What's the difference between an emotional affair and a physical affair? How do you know when you're having an emotional affair? Are they both affairs? What...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 5, 2018
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jul 21, 2018 at 7:49 am | 2 comments | 5771 Views
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