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By Chandrama Anderson

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About this blog: I am a LMFT specializing in couples counseling and have lived in and around Palo Alto since 1969. I worked in high-tech at Apple, Stanford University, and in Silicon Valley for 15 years before becoming a therapist. My background i...  (More)

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“If You Don’t Know, You Know: No”
Mar 17, 2014 9:37 am
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I read this quote recently (and don't remember where; sorry, author), and it hit a nerve with me.

How hard is it to say "No"? Pretty difficult for some of us,... More
A World Series Example: Be Explicit
Oct 23, 2013 6:13 pm
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Game one, second inning; St. Louis's Wainwright pitching, high pop up. Looks like he signals that he'll catch it. Catcher Molina comes running up, but defers to... More
Here Come the Holidays: Get Couple-Ready
Oct 30, 2013 8:13 am
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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,... More
"What Did You Do?"
Oct 28, 2013 8:30 am
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On a recent warm fall afternoon, I notice a man riding his bike with a huge mixed bouquet of flowers in his basket. I watch as he turns north from Willow onto Middlefield,... More
"I" Statements that are Actually "You" Statements
Nov 16, 2013 11:52 am
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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 skip, and... More
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