How could there not be an inherent power struggle?
We unintentionally trigger each other into emotional reactions that really have very little to do with the issue at hand. Then the issue gets out of hand and everyone ends up feeling confused and hurt. And very lonely.We stop listening to each other. We no longer try to really hear each other. And we certainly don’t take any responsibility for trying to make ourselves understood. We expect our partners to be mind readers.
Out of fear, we run from the very intimacy and feeling of safety we most yearn for. We exit into careers, affairs, computers, hobbies, drinking, drugging, friends, and the kids. Not to mention the whole extended family.
*** If our primary connection in life shifts away from our partner, it is likely to prove fatal to the relationship.
Does this describe the relationship you’re currently in? Would you like to restore some of the passion and intimacy you once had? Or, are you an individual looking to find the love of your life?
Whatever your situation, Imago can show you a new way to love and be loved.
How Does Imago Therapy Help?
When we remain unaware of the hidden agenda of romantic love, we continue to repeat our mistakes. We need to understand that conflict is actually growth trying to happen. By resolving our problems through Imago Intentional Dialogue and other Imago techniques, the emotional bond initially created by romantic love can evolve into the powerful bond that is true love.Imago Relationship Therapy provides all the tools necessary for transforming relationships, and it offers important, immediate relief.
Once we learn to feel emotionally safe with each other, we can grow and become truly authentic with ourselves and with each other. That’s when we fall in love again with who our partner really is…And we are loved for who we are. Until…life being life…we grow and change again. Some conflict is inevitable, of course, in order for people to grow and change. With the tools Imago Therapy provides, you will learn to welcome growth and change, and respectful conflict, because you get to fall in love all over again with your “new” partner.
This is the upward spiral of love that is joyful and life affirming.
For further reading:
- Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix
- Keeping the Love You Find by Harville Hendrix
- Getting the Sex You Want by Tammy Nelson
- How to Ruin a Perfectly good relationship by Patricia Love Ed. D and Sunny Shulkin, Ph.D.