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November 16,2021

Do You Have a Conscious Relationship? Here Are the Signs

You and your partner have gone to therapy. You’ve attended workshops. You make an effort...

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October 13,2021

The Importance of Taking Turns in Conversation

Imago therapy offers many effective tools to improve your relationship, whether married, long-term, or just...

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September 14,2021

Meeting Your Partner’s Needs Fills in Your Missing Puzzle Pieces

In the heat of marriage conflict, you may find it difficult to imagine that energy...

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August 16,2021

Growing into Your Relationship Means Learning How to Stretch

In our last post, we talked about how most couples experience incompatibility eventually. We also...

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July 19,2021

Yes, You Really Are Incompatible — and That’s a Good...

Relationship incompatibility seems like a bad thing, right? After all, we’re flooded with ways to...

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June 9,2021

Romantic Love May Be the Best Kind of Bait-and-Switch

You’ve likely heard of the “honeymoon” or “infatuation” stage of romantic love -- and you’ve...

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May 14,2021

What Does It Take to Create an Emotional Safety Zone...

Where are the “emotional safety zones” in your life?  These are relationships where you can...

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April 14,2021

How to Make a Plan to Be Surprising and Fun

Why should you make a plan to be surprising and fun with your partner? “Relationship”...

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March 17,2021

Stop Having Frustrations — Start Having Requests

Remember the last time a conversation reached an impasse in your relationship? Instead of seeing...

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February 22,2021

Why You Need to Close the Exits in Your Marriage

“Close the exits.” When you hear that phrase in reference to your marriage, what does...

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