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"What Did You Do?"

On a recent warm afternoon, I noticed a man riding his bike with a huge mixed bouquet of flowers in his basket. I watched as he turns north from Willow onto Middlefield,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 16, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 27, 2021 at 7:27 pm | 4 comments | 7289 Views

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“Attached.” by Amir Levine, MD, and Rachel S.F. Heller, MA

If you’ve been reading CouplesNet for long, you’ve read about Attachment Theory. Levine and Heller have focused Attachment Theory specifically to help...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 2, 2021
Last comment by KG, on Dec 3, 2021 at 8:02 pm | 1 comment | 7159 Views

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Love (not Zero)

Once while soaking up the beauty of Taos, New Mexico, and the surrounding mountains, valleys, rivers, Rio Grande gorge, aspens, wild flowers, desert terrain, thunder...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 2, 2021
There are no comments yet. 7057 Views

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"He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away."

- Raymond Hull Hull is absolutely correct. Trying to suit your partner is the opposite of living authentically. I should know, because that’s what I did...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 12, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Nov 15, 2021 at 7:43 am | 2 comments | 6928 Views

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Couples and premarital: "How Can We Be Happy Again?"

Dear Chandrama, How can we be happy again? I try to argue with him to get him to respond, and he goes further and further away, including long hours at work,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 29, 2021
Last comment by DP, on May 1, 2021 at 3:10 pm | 1 comment | 6847 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 May. 7, 2021
There are no comments yet. 6825 Views

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Miscarriage

I initially posted this in 2014, and readers found it helpful, so I'm sharing it with you again. I have been pregnant seven times. I wanted two children. I have...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 28, 2022
Last comment by Deborah, on Feb 1, 2022 at 10:26 am | 2 comments | 6820 Views

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From Crazy in Love to Love of My Life

Dear Readers, this is the first post I wrote to you. I wanted to share it once again so you will be thinking of the love of your life as you did in your beginning....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 8, 2022
There are no comments yet. 6770 Views

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Being Understood vs. Being Right

Readers, you’ve often heard me asking, “Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?” Many people get caught up in wanting to be right,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 11, 2022
Last comment by Matt, on Mar 15, 2022 at 6:15 pm | 1 comment | 6541 Views

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Best Laid Plans . . . Yes, I Got Covid, Too

We've all been through best laid plans going to hell in one way or another in the last two years. As I wrote last week, my husband retired on Friday. I had planned...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 3, 2022
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Jun 7, 2022 at 11:22 am | 2 comments | 6479 Views

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Mom Said a Lot

I’m going to share a piece I wrote in my mid-20s. You will see intergenerational wounds, and part of what I have had to work through in my own life. My husband...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 18, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 22, 2022 at 3:15 pm | 1 comment | 6221 Views

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You Married Me Again

About 16 months after we got married, my husband shared the following with me: He realized that for the first time in his life, he is holding nothing back, is giving...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 29, 2022
There are no comments yet. 6195 Views

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Chores, Who Does What, and How to Prevent Fights About Them

The start of a new year, with Covid still on the rampage resulting in continued extra home time, seems a good time to figure out how to handle chores, not be resentful,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 7, 2022
There are no comments yet. 6179 Views

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“. . . . Sometimes the ones most broken from inside are the ones most willing to help others.”

Tore Kesicki posted on LinkedIn about Keanu Reeves, and it struck me so powerfully that I wanted to share it with you, Readers (see below). No matter what you have...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 6056 Views

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Dating/Dating Profile: Say What You Are Looking For

I absolutely recommend that a person put in their dating profile what they’re looking for. Explicit, caring communication is the foundation for long-lasting,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 14, 2022
There are no comments yet. 6011 Views

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How to Integrate your Gift into a Healthy Life

I’m writing to you from Ashland, Oregon, famous for their Shakespeare Festival. I notice how much slower the pace is here than in Silicon Valley. I observe...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 12, 2022
There are no comments yet. 5877 Views

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17 Months and ‘No’ 105 Times = Yes!

I am thrilled to share my great news with you, Readers. To help me bring my I Do, I Don’t: How to Build a Better Marriage...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 5639 Views

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Use Your Words!

If you’re a parent, you’ve said ‘Use Your Words’ a million times. Now I’m saying them to you: Use Your Words! ==B Direct and Indirect...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 13, 2022
There are no comments yet. 5544 Views

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If You Listen, S/he Will Speak

Conversely, if you don’t listen, s/he will stop trying to communicate, connect, engage. Do you feel lonely, sad, unseen, unheard, misunderstood? Or do you feel...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 17, 2022
There are no comments yet. 5156 Views

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Valentine’s Day: How to Make it Personal this Year

Expectations surrounding Valentine’s Day can turn an opportunity to give and be given love and care (which we all need daily) into a pressure-cooker. I...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 4, 2022
There are no comments yet. 5071 Views
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