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Stop – Don’t Push That Button

It’s been a long day.  You are tired, frustrated and have a headache just waiting to take over.  Your partner walks in the door and …

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Moving Through the Fear to Risk Connection

Human beings are “wired for connection.”  When we have safe, loving, supportive relationships we thrive.  We are healthier, we experience less stress, and we feel …

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The Cycle of Despair – The Cycle of Healing

In my first marriage I was truly an expert at causing my husband pain.  Indeed we began tearing each other apart with our words long …

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Welcome to the Discussion in the Garden: An Explanation and An Invitation

I began writing this blog several years ago at the advice of friends and colleagues who suggested that it would help bring people to my …

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Reconnecting After a Disagreement

All relationships, even the best, can experience moments of disconnection, disagreement, and yes, even fighting.  When this happens, when you feel disconnected from someone you …

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Hitting a bump in the road

The course of true love and conscious relationship never does run smoothly.  If it did I would be ever so suspicious.  In real relationships people …

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Delving into Empathy

Of all the skills necessary for vibrant loving relationships I think that empathy is the most important, yet I find it one of the hardest …

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Oxytocin, morality, trust and empathy

In the Imago Getting the Love You Want workshop we talk a lot about the importance of empathy in sustaining loving relationships.  On the second …

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