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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: Check Your Best Self at the Door

When you embark on your day, many of you either consciously or by habit, get focused on what lies ahead.  You think about what you need to do and how...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 9, 2019
There are no comments yet. 17721 Views

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Couples: It's Normal to Get Defensive . . . Then What?

We're human beings, therefore we get defensive. The real question isn't whether or not you get defensive, or who gets defensive. The real question is what...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 12, 2018
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Premarital and Couples: Are you Kinder to Strangers than to Your Partner?

Is there a grain of truth to the statement "I am kinder to a stranger than I am to my partner/spouse?" If so, consider these questions: How did I get here? How...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 29, 2020
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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: 10 Happiness Skills that are not Taught

Happiness, that elusive beast, may be closer than you think. The June 2018 issue of Psychology Today has an excellent article for the 10 lessons for happiness that...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 4, 2018
There are no comments yet. 21846 Views

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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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You Can Help: Scents and Migraines

Most people have no idea that scents such as perfume, cologne, essential oils, after shave, deodorant, scented detergents and dryer products, household cleaners,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 24, 2020
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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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"You Gotta Have Balls [to do counseling] . . .

. . . It's really scary, taking a look at yourself." A man said this to me yesterday while asking for my help. It is scary, it does take balls (or the female...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 16, 2019
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Couples and Individuals: Tapping Your Way out of Anxiety

Tapping is a method of releasing anxiety by "thunking" certain pressure points or meridians in the body. It's simple, effective immediately, and you can...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 11, 2018
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Union. Unity. E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One)

I’ve been trying to figure out what to write this week given what’s going on with the state of our nation, racism, and people’s treatment of one...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 5, 2020
There are no comments yet. 17848 Views

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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
There are no comments yet. 16580 Views

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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
There are no comments yet. 47069 Views

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Premarital and Couples: Are We the Only Couple Having Problems?

No, you are not. Despite how other couples look to you, you are definitely not the only one having problems. In the same way that you don't want anyone to know...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 31, 2020
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“To get the full value of joy . . .

. . . you must have someone to divide it with.” - Mark Twain Who do you divide joy with? Today has been a rich day, dividing joy with my husband and two...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 11, 2022
There are no comments yet. 6462 Views

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Valentine’s Day: How to Make it Personal this Year

Expectations surrounding Valentine’s Day can turn an opportunity to give and be given love and care (which we all need daily) into a pressure-cooker. I...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 4, 2022
There are no comments yet. 8833 Views

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Couples: Do you Really Agree or are you Afraid of not Agreeing?

I see a lot of couples wherein one partner agrees to things in their relationship (or child raising), but they don’t really agree. They just are afraid of...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 18, 2018
There are no comments yet. 21780 Views

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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. 13408 Views

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Couples: Philosophy of Love

"You are open and honest in your philosophy of love." This was in my fortune cookie yesterday, and is a great topic for couples. What is your philosophy of love?...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 29, 2018
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