Monthly Digest February 2020: Imago Relationships Blog and Relationship Tips

Posted by Imago Relationships North America on February 29, 2020 at 7:00 AM

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Are You Missing Your Partner's Body Language?

Are You Missing your Partners Body Language - Imago Relationships North America

Did you know that only 7% of our communication is verbal? 

In fact, 93% of communication is nonverbal, which includes our tone of voice and our body language.  

So, even though your partner is not verbally saying something to you, they may be thinking or feeling something that they’re actually communicating through body language. 

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis looked deeper into this idea.

How does a partner interpret another partner’s cues?

What cues are given that partners should be able to spot?

How can you gain the skills in order to understand your partner’s cues of non-verbal language better? 

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Practical Tips to Feed Your Sex-Starved Marriage Today!

Sex-Starved Marriages

Does it feel like forever since you’ve been intimate with your partner? Here are some ways to feed a sex-starved marriage.

Before deciding if your relationship is actually starved for sex, let’s look at how often is normal? Do you remember that split-screen scene in the movie Annie Hall? Click on the link below to see how your point of view influences the way you feel.  Split Screen - Annie Hall - Analyst Session

​Are you thinking, “hardly ever–maybe three times per week” or “constantly–maybe three times per week”?

Recent research shows that happily married couples make love on the average of once per week. Researchers found that couples who have sex more often than that are not necessarily happier. The new study, based on surveys of more than 30,000 Americans gathered over 40 years, found that having sex more frequently than once a week was not associated with greater well being.

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Do Soulmates Exist?Do Soulmates Exist? - Imago Relationships North America

Ahhh, the age-old question…. Do Soulmates exist?  It’s such a romantic notion that there’s just one soul destined for you, even written in the heavens before you were born. This one soul sent just for you to shower you in a timeless love story. Ah, what a lovely thought! Right? 

Well, the truth is the topic can be so divisive when the physical (scientific proof) and the metaphysical (we don’t need proof, we’ve experienced it) come together. 

In fact, in the book “What if?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions” NASA scientists and roboticists actually crunched the numbers to do the math for us.  Well, I won’t bore you with the long list of numbers... I think you can guess the answer.  If you’re looking at the question from both a spiritual and metaphysical perspective believing there are things we can’t prove but still believe. I guess the math doesn’t much matter. Right?  

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How to Stay Connected with Your Partner All Year Long!


Tips on how to stay connected with your partner all year long - Imago Relationships North America

Need a little help connecting with your partner and staying connected? Here are some tips to help you each and every day!

Send at least one appreciation daily, where you ask your partner to mirror (reflect back) what it is they have heard you say.

Begin with …  One of the many things I appreciate about you is…

And, deepen that appreciation with such beginning phrases as...

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Spicing Up Your Sex Life!

Spicing Up Your Sex Life - Imago Relationships North America

Sex - where did it go and why? 

What the heck happened to us? We used to have sex so much more, and now . . . 

The sexual connection in many a relationship is the first to founder under any stress or tension. Couples find themselves bickering. They enjoy each other's company less. And they don't make the connection that their lackluster sexual activity is a huge part of the problem.

Many people with a healthy level of desire find themselves more irritable and prone to temper flare-ups when they’re sexually frustrated. A malaise sets in, having an insidious effect on the overall relationship. At best, relationships become more like business partnerships. Or one in which partners are often in each other's presence, but not connecting with each other.

For some people, sexual desire does have its own internal engine that just keeps chugging along seemingly without the need for fuel.  For others, desire needs fuel. These two types are usually in a relationship with each other. The result is that both end up feeling rejected. 

This doesn’t mean you’re in the wrong relationship. It means you need to take care of your relationship.

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Get More Love in Your Relationship Today with These 6 Tips!

Get More Love in Your Relationship Today with These 6 Tips - Imago Relationships North America

 

Enjoy these six relationship tips to help you and your partner fall back in love again. Or, help you and your partner increase the intensity of the love you already share in your relationship.

We can always have more love in our lives, and it starts with us taking action today!  

Tip #1

  • Touch is essential to intimacy in relationships!

  • Human touch is powerful and releases oxytocin (the “cuddle hormone”) that increases feelings of love, safety, and connection

  • Be sure to touch each other more this week and in the weeks ahead.  Watch the results!  

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Receiving Love

Receiving Love - Imago Relationships North America

It is essential that we act in ways that are loving toward our partner. That’s a given. But, what happens when we try to be loving, and our efforts are rejected, or dismissed?

Do you ever find yourself thinking:

  • “It’s never enough. I try to do what he/she asks, and it’s never good enough.”

  • “I don’t feel appreciated. I make all this effort, and they don’t appreciate it.”

  • “I don’t know what he/she wants. They don’t tell me.”

If so, you are not alone. These statements are common and reflect one of the essential challenges of relationships: receiving the love that is offered to us.

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4 Tips on Selecting a Great Couples Therapist

4 Tips on Selecting a Great Couples Therapist - Imago Relationships North America

There are a variety of reasons a couple might choose to attend couples therapy.

A couple might need help improving their communication skills, work on eliminating negative relationship patterns, adjust to life together as empty nesters, need help repairing their relationship after an affair, or even tuning up an already good relationship.

Regardless of the reason you choose to attend couple's therapy, it's essential to choose a therapist that specializes in working with couples and has certifications within their area of specialty.

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