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COUPLE'S NET

Kids and Marital Satisfaction

"More than a hundred studies show that marital satisfaction falls off a cliff after the birth of the first child and doesn't get much better until the last child...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:07 pm | 12 comments | 1971 Views

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Couples: Parallel Play or Interactive Play?

Young children play alone, enjoying a box as much as the gift that came in that box. Other children may be present, but each child is focused on his or her own activity....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 18, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1250 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. 1469 Views

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Can This Marriage be Saved?* Yes.

A real couple is interviewed (and then their identity is changed to protect their privacy). Chandrama Anderson is the counselor. Written by Jonathan Small, for the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 4, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2327 Views

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Do More, Faster and Faster. Limits? Not for Me!

Dr. Stephanie Brown, internationally renowned expert and founder of the Addictions Institute in Menlo Park talks about her latest book SPEED. Interviewed...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 30, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1293 Views

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Not Witty or Fun

As a follow on to the last post, about serial relationships and the "conversation with their ex, in front of their new spouse while their kids look on soaking it...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 21, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1070 Views

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Kitten/Couple Rescue

I have been trying to rescue a kitten from my yard this week. It reminds me of couples wanting love and connection from one another, and yet not able...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jul 16, 2014 at 5:01 pm | 3 comments | 1578 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
There are no comments yet. 1469 Views

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Plural Relationships

June, thanks for sending in your question. I should say for the sake of disclosure, that I support gay marriage, and worked quite hard within my professional...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 14, 2014 at 12:10 am | 17 comments | 4192 Views

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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
There are no comments yet. 1767 Views

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No Words Required

I was in Berkeley recently, and as I got in the car with the window rolled most of the way up, I noticed a couple passing on the sidewalk. I could not hear their...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 30, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1963 Views

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Let Bakersfield Beat Silicon Valley?

I don't think so! Do you know someone who has or had cancer? Did you wish there was a cure? Help fund the research that may save your beloved or someone else...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by Amy Boggs, on Jun 25, 2014 at 6:14 pm | 1 comment | 2711 Views

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What Topics Do You Want to Read About?

Hi Readers, I sit in my office thinking up couples topics. My company is my orange cat who rests on my desk next to my laptop. When I was a manager, then director,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by June, on Jun 22, 2014 at 12:35 pm | 1 comment | 1109 Views

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I Hate Cancer

I really do. My lovely MIL is at the tail end of treatment; I'm her advocate with the docs and nurses and insurance company. My husband is a survivor, too, and the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Daniel, on Jun 19, 2014 at 3:21 am | 1 comment | 2371 Views

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“Wanting Sex Again"

The question isn't IF we will ever have sexual issues, but when. Just as all relationships require work, so will our sex life. And at times, we may need outside...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 4, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jun 18, 2014 at 4:09 pm | 10 comments | 2881 Views

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Teen Women & Father's Grief Workshops

Want a weekend to feel normal with your grief? A place to not have to pretend about what you're going through? Be surrounded by others that have joined the club...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 18, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2072 Views

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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
There are no comments yet. 1253 Views

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"The Big Snit"

If you haven't seen Richard Condie's The Big Snit for a while (or not at all), Couple's Net says, "Check it out." ...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 30, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on May 30, 2014 at 3:28 pm | 1 comment | 2261 Views

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Love is Sustained by Action; a Pattern of Daily Devotion

"The Five Magic Hours" (from Dr. John Gottman of the 'Love Lab' in Seattle) is for those of you who are busy: - Two minutes every morning, eye contact, kisses...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 4, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on May 29, 2014 at 5:09 pm | 2 comments | 11644 Views

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Marriage last 40 or 50 years?

What do we need to make our marriage last 40 or 50 years? Planning Ahead Dear Planning Ahead, Good for you for thinking about this now. Most people spend...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on May 29, 2014 at 8:32 am | 10 comments | 3656 Views
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Touring the Southern California “Ivies:” Pomona and Cal Tech
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 5 comments | 2,932 views

Chai Brisket
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 2,093 views

Couples: Parallel Play or Interactive Play?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,250 views

Getting High in Menlo Park
By Paul Bendix | 3 comments | 794 views

As They Head Back To School, Arm Them With This
By Erin Glanville | 1 comment | 150 views