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My Best Tip for Your Marriage

Take care of your relationship. I realize that sounds simplistic, but it’s not. Love is created by many small acts, and grows. Many of the couples we...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 30, 2015
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I had no Idea How to Deal with Anger and Conflict

Recently I was looking at one of my journals from the early 80s when I was 20 or 21 years old. I came across an entry about an interaction with my guy of that time....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 4, 2016
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Phubbing and other Phone Behavior

I learned a new term this week: Phubbing. According to Baylor University, it means “partner phone snubbing,” or when incessant cell-phone checking damages...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 18, 2016
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“This is Never Gonna Go our Way . . .

If I am gonna have to guess what’s on your mind.” –Believe, Mumford & Sons Because I usually see the pattern of men not speaking up...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 26, 2016
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Dear Mom,

Dear Mom, I miss you so much. I'm at Camp Kesem, a place for kids and teens who have a parent with cancer. Mostly they have activities like any other sleep over...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 16, 2016
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Goals and Expectations in a Couples Relationship

Do you plan goals and set expectations at work? Of course you do. However, many couples do not go through this process with their relationship, and later wonder,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 1, 2016
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Peace Walk and Father's Grief Retreat

There are a couple of events coming up that I want to share with you. The first is on September 11th; a multi-faith peace walk and hosted picnic. This is open...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 26, 2016
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One Way to Regain Connection in Your Relationship

One of the main things that leads to emotional separation in couples is loss of connection. Daily life gets in the way, work, kids, responsibilities, chores, and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 6, 2016
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Valentine’s Day Expectations

What are your Valentine’s Day expectations? Have you discussed them? It seems that traditionally men buy at least a card, chocolate and flowers, (and sometimes...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 8, 2017
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An Excerpt from my New Novel

As promised, here's and excerpt from my novel. The scene is Caroline's first date in 27 years: “Caroline?” His voice would be a baritone, if he’s...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 3, 2017
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Nobody can predict the future. You just have to give your all . . .

. . . to the relationship you're in and do your best to take care of your partner, communicate and give them every last drop of love you have. I think one of the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 14, 2017
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Date Night Recommendation

You're all having date night once a week, right? You're enjoying each others' company without talking about your kids or work, right? Right, I knew you were. I...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 13, 2017
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It’s Not Always Been a Happy Marriage . . .

. . . I guess I wanted a quick fix. --David Byrne Don’t you all want a quick fix? If only it were so . . . Most marriages don’t quickly get to...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 24, 2017
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Legacy

Last Friday I wrote the following: None of us know how long we have in this life with the people we love. Be sure you tell them you love them—regularly. Get...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 14, 2017
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Couples: Crisis/Gratitude, Personal and Large Scale

Focus on gratitude in your relationship. Every day tell each other three things you’re grateful for about each other. Some can be what s/he did, while others...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 28, 2017
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Couples: Avocados and Milk

A client of mine sent this joke to me (thank you!), and I want to share it and briefly comment on it:      A wife asks her husband, "Could...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 5, 2017
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Couples: Initiators and Implementors

I've noticed an issue between couples regarding one partner who is more an initiator or more an implementor. Or in some relationships, one is the initiator...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 12, 2017
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Being Whole & Healing Within a Couple

I think many of us would agree that you want to be a whole person, standing on your own two feet in a relationship with  another person that is whole and standing...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 2, 2017
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Couples: Slowing Down & Content and Process Conversation

One of the best things you can do in any relationship is to slow down. What does that mean? What's the point? How do you slow down? How can you slow down once an...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 17, 2017
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Couples: You’re the Priority—Even During the Holidays

It’s so easy to get caught up in the holiday rushing around, shopping, parties, family visiting and/or get-togethers that you lose sight of each other. You...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 14, 2017
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