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COUPLE'S NET

"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 Nov. 16, 2013
There are no comments yet. 48110 Views

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A World Series Example: Be Explicit

Game one, second inning; St. Louis's Wainwright pitching, high pop up. Looks like he signals that he'll catch it. Catcher Molina comes running up, but defers to...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 23, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 25, 2013 at 9:11 am | 4 comments | 48088 Views

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Here Come the Holidays: Get Couple-Ready

While this may be a time of family, love, thanks, giving, cheer, good food, and relaxing around the fireplace with good friends, it also may be a time of stress,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 30, 2013
There are no comments yet. 47193 Views

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In-laws to Love, or In-laws from Hell?

I fell in love today. It was not with my husband (this time). It was with a Macintosh computer. It happened once before; I can barely remember the year: it was a...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Feb 25, 2014 at 8:12 am | 3 comments | 47177 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Devices are Definitely Not Sexy

They may look sexy, but they are a turn-off to your partner. S/he looks over to give you a "Hey, how about it?" look, and you miss it completely because you're looking...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Nov 4, 2013 at 8:15 am | 2 comments | 47034 Views

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Go Ahead, Have a Fight

Many disagreements come about because we don't understand our partner's intention, and s/he does not anticipate the impact that action or behavior will have on me....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Martha, on Oct 22, 2013 at 1:46 am | 3 comments | 46986 Views

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Tips, Experiments, etc.

If you're like me, and most people, your first answer to what is missing in your relationship is to look at what your partner is or isn't doing. And it's certainly...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 7, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Nov 9, 2013 at 9:27 am | 2 comments | 46556 Views

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Are You Communicating More or Less?

Isn't it true that everywhere we go these days people are talking, texting, scrolling and swiping on devices? I find myself wondering if we had this much to say...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 8, 2014
There are no comments yet. 46118 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Kudos to the GOP on New Voting Initiatives

Fair-is-fair: at times, I have been critical of positions and tactics used by the Republicans ? but when they do something that is an unconditionally Good Thing...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 31, 2014
Last comment by Doug Miller, on Apr 8, 2014 at 10:06 pm | 23 comments | 45987 Views

TIM TALK

Another bad idea from the air board

If you are looking for a classic case of bureaucratic over-reach, consider the Bay Area air board's latest brain child to forbid the sale of a home with a wood-burning...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by Robert , on Mar 29, 2015 at 10:00 pm | 20 comments | 45840 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"5 Sex Languages" and Three Categories of Sex

There’s a new book called 5 Sex Languages by Dr. Douglas Weiss that I think will be helpful to couples. The five sex languages are: Fun; Desire; Pleasure;...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Apr 21, 2016 at 11:04 pm | 1 comment | 45814 Views

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From Crazy in Love to Love of My Life

When we were courting (yes, I know that's an old fashioned word), we were on our best behavior without any effort. We were trying to win over our beloved. S/he was...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 18, 2013 at 9:12 am | 9 comments | 44345 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

No Longer Ready for Some Football

The Miami Dolphins are playing on Monday Night Football this evening ? I won't be watching. Football has lost me, and not just because of the current bullying...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by William, on Nov 22, 2013 at 8:36 am | 25 comments | 44028 Views

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Miscarriage

I have been pregnant seven times. I wanted two children. I have a wonderful son who will be 18 this year. My last miscarriage was two weeks before I turned 40 (which...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 14, 2014 at 2:16 pm | 4 comments | 43936 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Take Full Advantage of Free Standardized Testing Opportunities

May and June are important months for constructing college success at earlier grade levels. Most students think about standardized testing in the junior year, but...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 21, 2014
There are no comments yet. 42484 Views

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When Donating to the Philippines, Gets Kids Involved

If you choose to make a donation to help with relief efforts in the Philippines, get your kids involved. On Couple's Net I will be advocating couple time: time without...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 14, 2013
There are no comments yet. 41920 Views

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Marriage Interview 12: Joe, Joan, and Helen: Crossdressing

“Joan is my feminine side,” Joe told me. Joe has been dressing in women's clothes since he was a young boy. Joe and Helen have been married for 25...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by songdoo, on Nov 5, 2015 at 6:36 pm | 3 comments | 40898 Views

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Dear Mom,

Dear Mom, I miss you so much. I'm at Camp Kesem, a place for kids and teens who have a parent with cancer. Mostly they have activities like any other sleep over...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 16, 2016
There are no comments yet. 38630 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in ? maybe never?

Boomers tend to view the sustained prosperity of the mid-20th century as the way things are supposed to be. Back then, incomes rose across the board, growth was...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 28, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on May 5, 2014 at 6:50 am | 25 comments | 37881 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

I Am Spartacus

"First, they came for my phone records, and I did nothing ?" While the media have obsessed about one particular, ultimately transitory untruth emanating from...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 1, 2013
Last comment by geral, on Dec 9, 2013 at 9:34 am | 8 comments | 37646 Views
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