Building Strength for Life and Love™

The Essence of a Conscious Partnership

Harvelle Hendrix’s Imago recipe for an everlasting relationship - Be KIND!  Know that your partner is not you! Accept & embrace the differences. Be an advocate for your partner’s separate reality and potential  Increase your appreciation of your partner! Tell your partner, daily, what you appreciate about him/her.  No negativity! Make your relationship a sacred space by removing all negativity.  Dialogue always! Practice the Imago dialogue until it becomes second nature. Read more [...]

Predicting the End of Relationships: Four Horseman of the Apocalypse

John Gottman’s “Four Horseman of the Apocalypse”

  1. Criticism: negativity about your partner’s character
  2. Contempt: sarcasm, cynicism, name-calling, eye-rolling, & mockery
  3. Defensiveness: blaming & attacking your partner
  4. Stonewalling: tuning out, disengaging from, & avoiding your partner

Your Imago Valentine

This Valentines Day, remember what you love about your partner using Imago Relationship Therapy! What is Imago therapy and how can it work for your relationship? Imago therapy is based on the idea that your partner is your image of love. Your partner provides healing and helps you to experience growth. You learn to listen and hold on to your reaction that comes up, so you can be present and attentive for your partner. Plus, you learn to take responsibility for your reactivity Read more [...]

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