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COUPLE'S NET

Trying New Behaviors: Fear & Excitement

Fear and excitement are on the same spectrum. Consider, in an evolutionary context, of hunters making the approach: fear and excitement. Think of current times,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 3, 2014
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Couple's Tone and Body Language

Last time I wrote about observing couples' communication through tone and body language. I want to clarify that we can not assume what is going on from what we see....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 7, 2014
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Repeating and "You" Sentences

Repeating is a sign that we don't feel heard, or we feel misunderstood; that our mate is brushing aside our words and the meanings behind them. So we repeat (turn...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 17, 2014 at 3:31 pm | 4 comments | 28520 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 | 28519 Views

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Couple's Strife: 3 Tools for a Happier Relationship

What Is the Biggest Cause of Strife in a Relationship? This is the question that both men and women have been asking me recently. The topic is big enough to warrant...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 13, 2015
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Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner

This poem – Coupon – was sent to me through a daily poetry email I receive. I got the poet’s permission to share it with you. As you read it, think...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 23, 2017
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What's Your Love Language?

If you've been reading Couple's Net, you've seen my references to Gary Chapman's concept (and books) of the 5 Love Languages. I would recommend that you start...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by RW, on Sep 17, 2014 at 9:38 am | 2 comments | 28381 Views

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Marriage Interview 7: He Works 24 Hours a Day

Lui and Leon met at work in 2004 and began dating a month later. They married three months after that, and have been married for 10 years. Lui says that Leon...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by Jenn, on Jun 23, 2015 at 10:41 am | 3 comments | 28352 Views

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Marriage Interview 15: I Blamed it on Him

Patti and Jeff met in 1979. Patti and her sister had placed a want ad for a roommate, and Jeff applied. They had a great, long talk, and decided he wasn’t...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 1, 2016
Last comment by Patti, on Sep 8, 2016 at 6:02 pm | 4 comments | 28271 Views

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Your Relationship is the “Client” in Couples Counseling

You have each made a commitment to one another and to your relationship; a partner bond that goes both ways. If that bond going both ways breaks down, and you are...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 25, 2016
Last comment by Brian Norman, on Mar 26, 2016 at 1:56 am | 1 comment | 28267 Views

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Marriage Interview 5: My Spouse is Not a Mind Reader

Thelma and Henry met at a dinner held by friends of theirs. They began dating and were married within the year. That was 50 years ago! One of the biggest problems...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by Jenn Davies, on Apr 16, 2015 at 1:29 pm | 2 comments | 28251 Views

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"How Can We Be Happy Again?" Part 2

Today I am going to answer Help's question of "How Can We Be Happy Again?" by talking about our ability to calm and soothe ourselves and each other, and have loving,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 11, 2014
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Gratitude, Repairing and Avoiding Affairs

I'm reading a novel called Hurricane Sisters, and the very successful husband has been caught having an affair, and is knocked back by the stupidity of his actions...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 20, 2015
There are no comments yet. 28208 Views

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Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength . . .

. . . while loving someone deeply gives you courage. - Lao Tzu I absolutely love this quote because it’s true, and gets to the heart of the matter in...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 25, 2017
Last comment by the_punnisher, on May 26, 2017 at 4:40 pm | 2 comments | 28099 Views

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Stuff It or Talk About It?

I finished reading Hurricane Sisters, and the husband came home begging for forgiveness. The couple spent the whole night talking, and then agreed never to talk...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 22, 2015
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Marriage Interview 4: Flagging Interest in Sex

Thomas met his wife, MaryAnn, at a dinner party. They started dating a month later, and were married within the year. They've now been married over 50 years . In...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 7, 2015 at 9:22 am | 6 comments | 27949 Views

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Dear Chandrama, My wife thinks I am keeping secrets . . .

. . . from her. I am just trying to protect her. I had a challenging upbringing; hers was protected. That innocence attracted me to her, plus she is smart and attractive...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 29, 2014
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Retreat Day

Do you ever have a day where you just want to stay in bed? Tired, a little cranky. It seems it would probably be better off for those around me to be spared my presence....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 2, 2014 at 12:32 pm | 3 comments | 27918 Views

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What is the new couple's paradigm these days?

On TV and in movies one seems to see a lot of serial relationships. Almost every character is dealing with an ex, and kids, and the incumbent problems. Great...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 16, 2014
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Marriage Fitness Quiz

In Silicon Valley, we focus on all sorts of fitness: physical, career, raising children who will excel, fiscal, and so on. What's the current state of your marriage...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 10, 2014
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