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COUPLE'S NET

Couples and Premarital: How Do You Define Love?

Here's a definition of love by Anne Isaacs and Joel Isaacs that I find resonate and helpful. What do you think of it? If you think, feel or see that it makes sense...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 26, 2021
There are no comments yet. 9347 Views

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You, Me, and our Marriage (Three Entities)

Recently I wrote about the Isaacs definition of love, and it got me to thinking again about the third entity: your marriage (as in each of you and your relationship...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 12, 2021
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Trust

"Trust is habitual reciprocity that becomes coated by emotion." - David Brooks* What a fantastic definition of trust. I am often asked, "What is...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 26, 2021
There are no comments yet. 9170 Views

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“Say something once, why say it again?”

-Talking Heads I recently came across two important tools for communication. One of them is STOP – Stop, think, observe, proceed. The second one is from...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 13, 2021
Last comment by Anne Cavazos, on Aug 20, 2021 at 7:06 am | 7 comments | 9080 Views

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Premarital and Couples: "I - You" Statements

"I - 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....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 12, 2021
There are no comments yet. 9034 Views

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. . . Loved in Spite of Ourselves

"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves." -- Victor Hugo While...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 21, 2021
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College Students who Come from a Helicopter Parent(s) Upbringing

Please note: I am not judging helicopter parents; I just want the best for you and your kids. I know a young man finishing up his undergrad education. He has...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 25, 2022
There are no comments yet. 8911 Views

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Premarital and Couples: How Long is Your Restoration Cycle?

When you get upset with your partner and a repair is made, how long does it take for your emotions, thoughts, and body to restore to equilibrium? I can almost...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 5, 2021
There are no comments yet. 8862 Views

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"To keep your marriage brimming . . .

. . . With love in the loving cup, Whenever you're wrong, admit it; Whenever you're right, shut up." - Ogden Nash Is it harder to admit it when you’re...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 15, 2021
There are no comments yet. 8844 Views

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Get Couple-Ready for the Holidays

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 Nov. 19, 2021
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Premarital and Couples: Join the Club . . .

. . . of women who do not complain about their husbands (and talk with them instead). On the one hand, some women will not say negative things about her husband...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 15, 2021
There are no comments yet. 8632 Views

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Is Watching Porn Considered to be Cheating?

The answer actually is: it depends. If you and your partner have discussed it and agreed that watching porn is okay, then watching porn is not cheating—with...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 21, 2022
Last comment by Rashaun Williams, on Jan 27, 2022 at 11:31 am | 11 comments | 8587 Views

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Who can you not live without?

Shall you marry someone you can’t live without? Yes, and yet it’s a hairy topic. What I mean by that is if you are in a healthy secure relationship,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 10, 2021
Last comment by AMRW, on Dec 10, 2021 at 8:40 pm | 3 comments | 8410 Views

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“A happy marriage is . . .

. . . a long conversation which always seems too short.” - Andre Maurois I love this quote for a few reasons. First, let’s look at a couple of definitions: &ldquo...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 3, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Sep 7, 2021 at 3:20 pm | 2 comments | 8390 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 | 8322 Views

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"All marriages are happy. It's the living together afterward . . .

that causes all the trouble." - Raymond Hull Yesterday I came up with the “elevator pitch” for my nonfiction couples graphic ‘novel’...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 8, 2021
There are no comments yet. 8214 Views

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“Vagina Love: An Owner’s Manual”

Check out Lili Sohn’s new graphic medicine book. “Half of all people have vaginas. But how much do we know about that part of our body? And why are we...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 4, 2022
Last comment by Erlinda , on Mar 10, 2022 at 10:37 am | 2 comments | 8044 Views

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When you realize your self-worth, you’ll stop . . .

. . . giving people discounts.” - Karen Salmansohn “In sport, a bye is the preferential status of a player or team that is automatically advanced...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 1, 2022
There are no comments yet. 7910 Views

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Tips for Couples Working from Home

Here are a few reasons it’s challenging to work at home with your significant other at home: 1. Your partner is busy with work 8-10 hours a day, even though...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 31, 2021
Last comment by Fergus15, on Jan 6, 2022 at 12:38 am | 3 comments | 7835 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 | 7433 Views
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