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"Plant an Expectation, Reap a Disappointment"

What does this old adage mean for a relationship? We already have the myth that we can't ask our partner to change (although we can if it is to better the relationship...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 11, 2020
Last comment by Manuela, on Sep 11, 2020 at 11:52 am | 1 comment | 10560 Views

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Premarital and Couples: What's Your Story?

If you are like many couples, you may think and act as if your partner learned and experienced life exactly as you did. And therefore s/he should react in the "right,"...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 6, 2020
There are no comments yet. 10552 Views

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Please Join Me: Donate to Second Harvest Food Bank

I urge you to make a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank. If each of you who reads this donates even $5, that could bring in at least $10,000, providing 20,000...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 11, 2020
There are no comments yet. 10546 Views

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Premarital and Couples: Does Size Matter?

All joking aside, a tidbit on gender and the emotional brain in Scientific American Mind (SAM) July/August 2013, shares that women have a larger caudate nucleus...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 19, 2021
There are no comments yet. 10499 Views

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Premarital and Couples: In-Laws and the Holidays: Three Tips

I hope you have wonderful, loving, accepting in-laws. Whether you do or not, here are three tips for in-laws and the holidays: 1. Remember that you and your partner...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 18, 2020
There are no comments yet. 10451 Views

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Premarital and Couples: Oh, that (thought, feeling, behavior) again

What's the one thing you say to yourself or to your partner that is consistently not useful? For example, complaining, criticizing, sarcasm, escalating, withholding...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 30, 2020
There are no comments yet. 10352 Views

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Premarital & Couples: The Blame Game: In Which No One Wins

Is the blame game a desperate move not to be "wrong," or to get in the last word, or is it an attempt to make sure your point gets across? Do any of those...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 15, 2020
There are no comments yet. 10315 Views

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"A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong . . .

. . . is to think you control it." -John Steinbeck Steinbeck makes a great point; we control almost nothing, whether on a journey or in marriage. We have...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 22, 2021
There are no comments yet. 10266 Views

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Premarital and Couples: I’m not getting what I need. How can I get him/her to change?

Let me ask you a question first. What are you doing to make your relationship better? I am no longer surprised when I ask this question to my new couples,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 23, 2020
There are no comments yet. 10264 Views

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"Calling Invisible Women" [and Men] by Jeanne Ray

Calling invisible Women is an entertaining novel, but it really got me thinking about how women -- or men, may become invisible in a relationship. In the story,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 4, 2020
There are no comments yet. 10159 Views

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Know a Book Agent or Publisher?

Dear Readers, I hope you are all as well as can be during this time. I am humbly asking for your help if you know a book agent or someone in traditional publishing...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 21, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 24, 2021 at 12:52 pm | 2 comments | 10030 Views

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Premarital and Couples: What Happens in Vegas Doesn't Stay in Vegas

What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas--NOT! Even though there is little traveling now due to Covid, the principles here still hold. These two quotes are from...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 19, 2021
There are no comments yet. 10028 Views

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For You, Readers

An elegantly draped veil, shimmering, pulsing, light illuminates and obstructs. I must wend my way amidst its tendrils, guided only by faith and trust. Anticipating...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 19, 2021
There are no comments yet. 9942 Views

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Premarital and Couples: Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is a holiday that I like personally, and as a therapist. A gratitude practice year-round is a great tool for your relationship. The focus on what...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 20, 2020
There are no comments yet. 9893 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 | 9738 Views

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"To a man, talk is work; to a woman it's reward."

"Men talk . . . all the time . . . in normal daily intercourse, men never shut up . . . Three men building a stone wall. Talk, talk, talk. . . On and on . ....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 9683 Views

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Premarital and Couples: "Now I Trust in the System"

While maintaining confidentiality, I wanted to share this quote I heard in my office a while back. I've been training another therapist in Couples Counseling,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 5, 2021
There are no comments yet. 9678 Views

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Premarital and Couples: Emotional Forensics

If you've watched a crime show or read a mystery, you know the investigator looks at the crime and then works his or her way back to figure out what happened, and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 9600 Views

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Premarital and Couples: "Enchantment" by Guy Kawasaki

I had the pleasure of working with and being enchanted by Guy when I was Director of Online Services at the Stanford Alumni Association (SAA). Guy was on SAA's Board...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 8, 2021
There are no comments yet. 9556 Views

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Premarital and Couples: The Inter-dependent Expandable Back Scratcher

I am often asked by couples, "What does an inter-dependent relationship look like?" I tell them, and have written a blog here, about it being like...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 4, 2020
There are no comments yet. 9541 Views
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