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COUPLE'S NET

"I" Statements that are Actually "You" Statements

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...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 16, 2013
There are no comments yet. 53647 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Here Come the Holidays: Get Couple-Ready

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 Oct. 30, 2013
There are no comments yet. 53533 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Demystifying heat pump water heaters

There is a surprising amount of water heater inertia in our area -- we are clinging to old-style heaters. I’ve been scratching my head about it. Mid-peninsula...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 17, 2021
Last comment by MrScott, on Mar 28, 2021 at 3:37 pm | 27 comments | 53478 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Devices are Definitely Not Sexy

They may look sexy, but they are a turn-off to your partner. S/he looks over to give you a "Hey, how about it?" look, and you miss it completely because you're looking...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Nov 4, 2013 at 8:15 am | 2 comments | 53119 Views

COUPLE'S NET

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 a...

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 | 52578 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Go Ahead, Have a Fight

Many disagreements come about because we don't understand our partner's intention, and s/he does not anticipate the impact that action or behavior will have on me....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Martha, on Oct 22, 2013 at 1:46 am | 3 comments | 52371 Views

TIM TALK

Obamacare is rotten at its core

Forget about the incompetent feds trying to fix a web site, it's the reality of the law that now is hitting home that is the over-riding concern. Incidentally,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by JohnGaf, on Sep 6, 2017 at 8:10 am | 39 comments | 52243 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Tips, Experiments, etc.

If you're like me, and most people, your first answer to what is missing in your relationship is to look at what your partner is or isn't doing. And it's certainly...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 7, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Nov 9, 2013 at 9:27 am | 2 comments | 51918 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Are You Communicating More or Less?

Isn't it true that everywhere we go these days people are talking, texting, scrolling and swiping on devices? I find myself wondering if we had this much to say...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 8, 2014
There are no comments yet. 51458 Views

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Miscarriage

I have been pregnant seven times. I wanted two children. I have a wonderful son who will be 18 this year. My last miscarriage was two weeks before I turned 40 (which...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 14, 2014 at 2:16 pm | 4 comments | 50036 Views

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Marriage Interview 12: Joe, Joan, and Helen: Crossdressing

“Joan is my feminine side,” Joe told me. Joe has been dressing in women's clothes since he was a young boy. Joe and Helen have been married for 25...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by songdoo, on Nov 5, 2015 at 6:36 pm | 3 comments | 49477 Views

TIM TALK

Another bad idea from the air board

If you are looking for a classic case of bureaucratic over-reach, consider the Bay Area air board's latest brain child to forbid the sale of a home with a wood-burning...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by Robert , on Mar 29, 2015 at 10:00 pm | 20 comments | 48251 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"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 | 47642 Views

COUPLE'S NET

When Donating to the Philippines, Gets Kids Involved

If you choose to make a donation to help with relief efforts in the Philippines, get your kids involved. On Couple's Net I will be advocating couple time: time without...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 14, 2013
There are no comments yet. 47198 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. 47056 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Her Latest Lesbian Lover is the Wife of one our Mutual Male Friends

Jerry posted what you will read below as a comment on my previous column, and a discussion ensued there. Because there are so many layers to it, and many are common...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Aug 2, 2015 at 10:41 am | 11 comments | 45965 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How much time do we have left?

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a good Independence Day weekend and is staying healthy and hopeful. After a little holiday break we are back at it with today’s...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 12, 2020
Last comment by Thanks for Discorse, on Jul 16, 2020 at 10:59 am | 24 comments | 44856 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Take Full Advantage of Free Standardized Testing Opportunities

May and June are important months for constructing college success at earlier grade levels. Most students think about standardized testing in the junior year, but...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 21, 2014
There are no comments yet. 44015 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Taboo Topics in a Relationship or Marriage

You tell each other everything, right? Pause. Are there things you don’t tell each other? If you’re telling each other everything, it puts you in...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 22, 2016
There are no comments yet. 43972 Views

COUPLE'S NET

My Son Turned 20

I'm so proud of him. He's thoughtful and kind, and has a great group of longtime friends that he listens to and supports. He treats his girlfriend and her family...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 24, 2016
Last comment by flamingo123, on Aug 10, 2016 at 10:35 pm | 6 comments | 43809 Views
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