So what is Couples Therapy ?

What Is Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy helps romantically involved partners achieve higher levels of understanding and awareness of each other’s truths,  resolve their conflicts and learn to better harmonise with each other. Imago Relationship Therapy specifically, is a form of couples therapy that focuses on dialogue transforming any conflict between the partners into an opportunity for recovery and growth. …

Freedom While Being In a Loving Relationship

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Passover is a festival of freedom, a time to consider how free we really are; when we are challenged with releasing ourselves from our self imposed imprisonment. But how is our freedom in our relationships defined? Freedom can be found in allowing more space for differentiation; setting our loved ones free to develop themselves in …

Saving a struggling relationship?

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Forced into another lockdown, many couples find themselves asking how they can save a struggling relationship or how to know if a relationship is worth saving. As you might expect, there is no simple answer to such questions. We need to ask ourselves what relationships mean in our lives, how they shape our reality and …

New Year’s Resolutions for Couples in 2021

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2020 was bizarre, to say the least. We lived in a constant state of anxiety, fear, a confusion that has affected our relationships, our work, our balance. This is why we think it is the right time to formulate the New Year’s Resolutions for couples in 2021, and our peaceful lives in general. We look …

Vulnerability in a Relationship. Why it is Crucial

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Sometimes to allow ourselves to trust someone is a sign of vulnerability because it means you are open to the possibility that you will be disappointed and hurt in the end. The more you develop trust, the more vulnerable you are, but you should not perceive this as a bad thing. Trust is the foundation …

Appreciation: the gratitude attitude in a relationship

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You have probably heard the beautiful line – “We are most alive when we’re in love” but what have you heard about appreciation and gratitude? At the beginning of a relationship, they usually come naturally and make us feel on cloud nine. Giving and receiving appreciation and showing gratitude is part of how we fall …

What is Imago Relationship Therapy and How It Can Help You

Imago Relationship Therapy

Imago Relationship Therapy has been developed in the 1980s by Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt. It is a form of couples therapy and relational counseling that focuses on transforming any couple conflict into an opportunity for growth and nurture. Imago is known for its dialogue techniques which teach powerful, effective communication skills …

Conflict in a relationship: between the good and the bad

In today’s hustle and bustle, with all the dating apps, romantic comedies, or reality shows out there, one can easily forget that a relationship is work-in-progress, and conflict in a relationship is part of that work. Conflict occurs in all relationships. From the slightest verbal disagreement to long-lasting arguments and misunderstandings, people argue sometimes, and …

Why do we fall in love? – science, ideal and reality

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So, why do we do it? What does falling in love mean from a scientific point of view? This we might be able to answer. Why do people fall in love with one person rather than another? That we don’t know for sure, and it might always remain the greatest mystery of all. Naturally, scientists …

Judgment in a relationship – the silent killer of love

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Ever felt like you cannot accept the behaviour of another person so you try to impose your standards upon them? That is one way of releasing judgment but judgment in a relationship is like going backwards and your partner will feel it’s not enough to be themselves. We form judgments from the stress and anxiety …