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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 | 37986 Views

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Five Do's and Don'ts for Surviving Miscarriage

Fit Pregnancy magazine recently asked for my expert opinion about finding ways that miscarriage can make you stronger. It's an excellent article; I enjoyed writing...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 12, 2015
There are no comments yet. 37727 Views

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Engagement Rings: Myths and Options

Perhaps it would have been better to post about engagement rings: myths and options before Valentine’s Day, as many people get engaged on that day each year....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by Satishjewels2, on Feb 18, 2017 at 12:30 am | 1 comment | 37449 Views

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Caring for Aging and/or Ill Parents

We are facing this at our house these days, and it's stressful. I mentioned this to a couple of women acquaintances and found that they, too, are coping with and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 26, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Dec 3, 2013 at 9:23 am | 3 comments | 37155 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 | 37152 Views

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Are Tiger Moms Raising Tiger Spouses?

Author Amy Chua is the author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (Note: I have not read her book). According to an article in

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 8, 2016
Last comment by Clarity, on Sep 21, 2016 at 2:32 pm |
18 comments | 37071 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 | 36932 Views

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Signs and Symptoms of Parallel Living

As I wrote recently in my best tip for marriage – which is to take care of it, I’ve been thinking of the signs and symptoms of parallel living that I...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by JamesJohan, on Oct 8, 2016 at 1:07 am | 6 comments | 36825 Views

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The Grass is Greener Where You Water It

I saw this quote at the Y, and thought it is so fitting for relationships. It is up to us to water the grass within our relationship. Here are several suggestions: - Giving...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 10, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on May 19, 2015 at 10:57 am | 3 comments | 36255 Views

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You're Not Doing it Right!

Dear Chandrama, My husband does things that drive me crazy, and I want him to stop! For example, he reloads the dishwasher, tells me where to turn when I'm driving,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 20, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Dec 25, 2013 at 4:34 pm | 4 comments | 36161 Views

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Plural Relationships

June, thanks for sending in your question. I should say for the sake of disclosure, that I support gay marriage, and worked quite hard within my professional...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 14, 2014 at 12:10 am | 17 comments | 35788 Views

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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 Apr. 16, 2014
There are no comments yet. 35726 Views

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Doghouse

If you're in the doghouse, or you put your partner in the doghouse, I encourage BOTH of you to work on getting him/her out. I know this seems contrary to putting...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 2, 2013
There are no comments yet. 35703 Views

TIM TALK

Barry Taylor: a big heart and a big loss

The sudden death last weekend of Taylor Family Foundation founder and President Barry Taylor sadly serves as a reminder of just how precious every day is. Barry,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by DawnMarie Kotsonis, on Nov 21, 2013 at 2:50 pm | 7 comments | 35356 Views

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A Love Script? A Dyadic Encounter

Mandy Len Catron wrote a column recently for the NY Times called

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 21, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 26, 2015 at 8:34 am |
2 comments | 35177 Views

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What's Your Attachment Style and Why Does it Matter to Your Relationship?

Let’s start with explaining attachment, which is developed in early childhood, with your primary caregiver. Depending on the type of care you received (consistent,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 35030 Views

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News and notes

As Election Day dawns, the intensity of the various campaigns peaks and the auto-dial calls accelerate. Hurray for answering machines. Another sign of the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 5, 2012
Last comment by cy, on Jun 5, 2012 at 10:01 pm | 5 comments | 35024 Views

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Isn't That Nice

I was at a concert recently, minding the box office, when a man rushed in saying he was bringing his wife her eyeglasses. I pointed him through the double doors....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 17, 2013
There are no comments yet. 34767 Views

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My Daughter Died 18 Years Ago

My daughter had Trisomy 13, a fatal chromosome disorder. Down Syndrome is Trisomy 21. The lower the number, the more serious it is. Her death, among a series...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 29, 2016
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Oct 5, 2016 at 2:12 am | 6 comments | 34566 Views

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808 Topics for Couples to Talk About

A normal piece of homework I give couples is to have date night EVERY week, and they may not talk about kids or work. The instructions are to take turns planning...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 16, 2016
There are no comments yet. 34485 Views
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