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My Son Turned 20

I'm so proud of him. He's thoughtful and kind, and has a great group of longtime friends that he listens to and supports. He treats his girlfriend and her family...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 24, 2016
Last comment by flamingo123, on Aug 10, 2016 at 10:35 pm | 6 comments | 46096 Views

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I’m a Jew in Germany

I’m just back from a walk to the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on Bogenberg Hill. I quietly and respectfully entered the Church. I...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 11, 2023
Last comment by J Randall, on Feb 17, 2023 at 7:03 pm | 6 comments | 6481 Views

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She Doesn't Want Sex; He Doesn't Want to Talk, Part II

I purposely left silence last week because that is what can happen when not talking and not having sex go on for a while. That silence gets filled with logistics,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 2, 2015
Last comment by Sir Chasm, on Jun 9, 2015 at 10:37 am | 5 comments | 30768 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 | 37656 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 | 27587 Views

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Three Years Since Mom Died

It’s been three years since mom died. I still miss her very much. I also feel her love for me and mine for her in my heart so strongly that it transcends her...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 26, 2018
Last comment by David Verns, on Feb 5, 2018 at 2:22 pm | 5 comments | 24865 Views

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Miscarriage, Grievin​g and Advice

Hello, I read a beautiful piece you wrote sharing your experience with pregnancy loss. I too have...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on May 14, 2014 at 8:19 am | 5 comments | 36203 Views

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I’ve Been Diagnosed with Essential Tremor (ET)

According to the Mayo Clinic: “Essential tremor is a nervous system (neurological) disorder that causes involuntary and rhythmic shaking. It can affect almost...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by Cynthia DeLand, on Aug 19, 2020 at 3:54 pm | 5 comments | 24227 Views

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Couples: Increase in Parental Romance = Happier Kids, Too

As parents, many of you spend a lot of time and energy thinking about what's best for your kids. In many families, kids are prioritized above one's partner. I believe...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 7, 2019
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jun 14, 2019 at 10:45 am | 5 comments | 21141 Views

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What to do Without Devices?

Dear Chandrama, If we're off devices (including TV) in order to spend quality time together, what do we do? Might Get Bored Dear Might Get Bored, I'm glad...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 20, 2014
Last comment by Garrett, on May 23, 2014 at 4:57 pm | 5 comments | 33299 Views

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"It's Not About the Nail"

I've talked here a lot about women not wanting men to fix them, their situation, or to give advice. Many men I've talked to who have a happy marriage said it...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 23, 2015
Last comment by mitch, on Apr 15, 2015 at 6:04 pm | 5 comments | 39319 Views

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And Now for Something Completely Different

For those of you who have been following Couple's Net for a while, you know I love doing grief counseling. I was the caregiver for my husband who had (and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by the_punnisher, on May 11, 2016 at 11:45 am | 5 comments | 31952 Views

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Porn

I realized I have not written about porn, and that it would be a good idea to do so. This could be a huge topic with lots of offshoots, but mostly I want to share...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 9, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 15, 2021 at 3:10 pm | 5 comments | 15648 Views

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"I" Statements that are Actually "You" Statements

No, that's not a typo. I hear these a lot when I encourage partners to use "I statements" or to share how s/he is feeling. Here are examples of what to...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 23, 2021
Last comment by McMadilyn, on Apr 29, 2021 at 4:45 am | 5 comments | 14509 Views

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How Much Baggage in a Partner is Okay?

Baggage is Meant to be Unpacked How much baggage in a potential partner is okay, and how much is too much? We all come with baggage. We have...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 14, 2023
Last comment by Roberta Wilton, on Aug 15, 2023 at 11:47 am | 5 comments | 4425 Views

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Heart Pounding, Hands Cold and Sweating

As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have to take continuing education every licensure period. Despite the fact that I had five years of couple training...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jul 27, 2016 at 10:09 am | 4 comments | 31133 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 | 38505 Views

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Omnipresent Grief

Grief is usually associated with a loss due to death. There are other losses we grieve: loss of a marriage, relationship or friendship, a job, our health, a miscarriage,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 25, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Mar 31, 2022 at 1:38 pm | 4 comments | 16421 Views

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Recent Research for Wives to Keep Husbands from Straying

First, it’s interesting that the study didn’t take into account wives straying and how husbands can prevent that, but on to the research. “The...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 27, 2017
Last comment by Anna Sanders, on Oct 20, 2017 at 8:06 pm | 4 comments | 24693 Views

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"What Are You Doing that is Keeping Love at Bay?"

I read this question by Marianne Williamson (she's the one who wrote the quote often attributed to Nelson Mandela about letting our light shine in the world), and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Feb 6, 2014 at 11:09 am | 4 comments | 34152 Views
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