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Traffic Lights for the Whole Family

In previous blogs I’ve written about traffic lights and how to make use of them (March 30, 2018). Now it’s time to use traffic lights with your family. Everyone...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 7, 2020
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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. 13008 Views

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Couples: Can You be Closer After Miscarriage?

How are couples’ relationships affected after miscarriage? Could it actually bring them closer? Couples relationships are often affected after a miscarriage....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 28, 2020
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Premarital and Couples: What Does Sex Mean to You?

Sex is supposed to be a wonderful experience, creating connection between you. Right? Yet it may be filled with anxiety, uncertainty, and vulnerability. When is...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 18, 2020
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Premarital and Couples: See "Buck" for Couple's Tips

Check out the movie Buck; it's ostensibly about Buck and horses, yet it speaks to the way people handle themselves and one another. There's a scene in which Buck...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 25, 2020
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As a Couples Counselor, What is Your Professional Opinion of “Hope Springs?”

I realize that Tommy Lee Jones has been in a lot of movies. I see many movies with my teenage son, and so when I saw Meryl Streep with Tommy Lee Jones, all I could...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 9, 2020
There are no comments yet. 15846 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
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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
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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
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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
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Premarital and Couples: "Self-Made Man" by Norah Vincent

This is an interesting read for couples. It was an uncomfortable read for me as a woman at times, and yet I am not surprised based on my own experience with men...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 13, 2020
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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. 13364 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. 13060 Views

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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
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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
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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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Premarital and Couples: ". . . Then it’s all downhill from there.”

“Some people put more effort and money into the wedding day than they do into their marriage itself. Then it’s all downhill from there.” ...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 30, 2021
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Couples and Premarital: Parallel Living: What to Do

I received an email thanking me for writing Signs and Symptoms of Parallel...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 17, 2021
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Princess Diana: "There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded."

In Princess Diana’s case, the ‘third’ was another woman. The clinical term for ‘thirds’ is triangulation. Imagine a triangle in which...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 24, 2021
There are no comments yet. 21546 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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