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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 we are biologically...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 16, 2014
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All This Arguing . . .

. . . fighting, disagreeing is actually a primal cry for connection. We are biologically wired to NEED a secure connection with another adult (defined as: be...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 11, 2014
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“Everything has a Crack. That’s How the Light Gets In.” Leonard Cohen

Our marriage is not perfect; our partner can not fulfill all of our needs (yet may fill many); our children are not the reflected best aspects of ourselves –...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 8, 2014
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“The Pure and Simple Truth is Rarely Pure and Never Simple.” Oscar Wilde

What's the truth of a couple? It is never simple. And there are always multiple truths. That's why the movie, "He Said, She Said" is so funny to us. We grow up...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 11, 2014
Last comment by cherry, on Apr 7, 2014 at 1:13 am | 1 comment | 1857 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
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Regrets?

Here's a follow on to my last piece about focusing on today, and not waiting until tomorrow, which never comes. I received an article that was written by hospice...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 28, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 4, 2014 at 7:32 am | 2 comments | 2531 Views

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“It is So Much Easier to Believe than to Think; It is Astounding How Much More Believing is Done than Thinking.” James Kemper

James Kemper was an engineer working on the issues of the Mississippi River and its flooding problems in the 1920s. I am pulling this quote out of context to talk...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 1, 2014
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Today is Yesterday’s Tomorrow

Aside from being questionably deeply philosophical, there are practical considerations for couples in this statement. "I'll work on our marriage tomorrow." Unfortunately...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 24, 2014
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“If You Don’t Know, You Know: No”

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,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 17, 2014
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Time Change

We're getting an extra hour of daylight, starting on Sunday. I do not want you to work for another hour a day. I want you to spend time with your beloved (without...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 12, 2014 at 8:45 pm | 6 comments | 2916 Views

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Beware Difficult Topic: Death of a Child

For some reason, a lot of the books I've recently been picking to read on my Kindle end up being about or including the death of a child. Go ahead, and click away...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by Jessica T, on Mar 5, 2014 at 7:31 pm | 1 comment | 3801 Views

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In-laws to Love, or In-Laws from Hell?

I fell in love today. It was not with my husband (this time). It was with a Macintosh computer. It happened once before; I can barely remember the year – it was...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Feb 25, 2014 at 8:12 am | 3 comments | 10219 Views

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You Change!

"This relationship is a mess, and I want you to change." Now look in the mirror and repeat the above statement. Ouch! No matter how much we wish we had...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 24, 2014
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Valentine's Day: Pressure for Perfection

Valentine's Day is supposed to be about love and romance. It may be great pressure for gift buying and giving, and for doing things for your beloved. In the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Feb 18, 2014 at 8:20 am | 6 comments | 3737 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 Feb. 11, 2014
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“What Are You Doing that is Keeping Love at Bay?”

I read this question by Marianne Williamson (she's the one who wrote the quote often attributed to Nelson Mandela about letting our light shine in the world), and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Feb 6, 2014 at 11:09 am | 4 comments | 1756 Views

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"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 Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Feb 5, 2014 at 4:44 pm | 2 comments | 2767 Views

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Fidelity, Infidelity, Loyalty, Luck

I just read "Vow," by Wendy Plump, in which she writes about her own and her x-husband's infidelity; the benefits and the costs she found. To have a marriage...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Feb 3, 2014 at 12:43 pm | 2 comments | 2477 Views

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Zip It!

If you are divorced, never say anything bad about your children's other parent. In fact, don't even refer to him or her as "Your father" or "Your mother." You are...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 27, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 9 comments | 3282 Views

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Our Own Quirks

My teenager said recently that he wants a girlfriend who is smart, funny, and okay with her own quirks. How many of us are okay with our quirks? At what age...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 17, 2014
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