Acts of Kindness - Online and Offline

Posted by Imago Relationships North America on Sep 18, 2019 11:15:00 AM

We all wish for a better and kinder world, less social media bashing and more likes that translate in our real lives. As simple as it sounds, it takes just one person to start the process of that type of change. It's possible to have a kinder world when we all work together to use mindfulness in striving to create a better world.  

First things first - start with ourselves, our families and our neighbors. Second, branch out to colleagues, service people and anyone you meet along your daily online and offline journey. Start today and watch your acts of kindness spread!

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Topics: Managing Conflict, Healthy Relationships, Emotional Safety, Forgiveness, Healthy Communication, Human Connection, Imago Relationships, Emotional Connection, Acts of Kindness

Bridge the Communication Gap: Tips on Creating a Marriage Vision

Posted by Kimberly Miller, MTh, LMFT on Sep 11, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Communication is, at its essence, shared understanding. So it makes sense that, if you and your spouse have different understandings of key terms related to marriage, your communication will suffer.

Here’s some tips I often use to help couples in my counseling practice bridge the communication gap. Try it and see how it works for you and your partner.

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Topics: Healthy Relationships, Conflict Resolution, Resolve Conflict, Emotional Safety, Healthy Communication, Human Connection, Imago Relationships, Emotional Connection

Monthly Digest August 2019: Imago Relationships Blog and Relationship Tips

Posted by Imago Relationships North America on Sep 4, 2019 11:11:00 AM

Here's your Monthly Digest packed full of amazing Imago Relationship Blog posts and Relationship Tips.

Be sure to subscribe to both and share!

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Topics: Sex Myths, Family Culture, Healthy Relationships, Marriage Issues, Emotional Safety, Appreciation and Gratitude, Eliminating Negativity, Invisible Abuse, Decluttering Your Life, Relationship Therapy, Recovering from an Affair, Self Care, Stress Relief, Healthy Communication, Human Connection, Mental Health, Male Sexuality, Mental Fitness, Gender Bias, Sexual Fluidity, Digital IQ, Digital Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence, Monthly Digest, Imago Relationships

Saying I'm Sorry the Right Way - 3 Tips

Posted by Imago Relationships North America on Aug 28, 2019 11:11:00 AM

Ever wonder why some of your apologies fall flat and you’re not forgiven?

Ask yourself… Did you really own it? Or, did you do some of the following?

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Topics: Managing Conflict, Healthy Relationships, Emotional Safety, Forgiveness, Healthy Communication, Human Connection, Imago Relationships, Emotional Connection

Adulting - Your Adult Brain vs. Your Toddler Brain

Posted by Evie Shafner, LMFT on Aug 21, 2019 11:11:00 AM

Did you ever notice that when you get triggered by your partner, you start blaming, denying, and defending? Or, even exhibiting tantrums? Well, as soon as you do, your partner meets you at that place and raises you. It’s not your fault, this is a strong brain habit. So much so, the science says that being grabbed by this part of the brain takes less than a blink of the eye. This reactive behavior is called our Toddler Brain, and if you’ve seen any toddlers in your life, you know why.  

So while we don’t want to shame ourselves for acting this way, it’s the bias of our fight or flight brain, if we want our relationship to stay connected, safe, and loving, we have to learn how to access our adult brain at the moment of stress. The good news is that we can, and when we do we feel so much better about ourselves. 

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Topics: Managing Conflict, Healthy Relationships, Conflict Resolution, Happy Relationships, Emotional Safety, Appreciation and Gratitude, Forgiveness, Self Care, Stress Relief, Healthy Connection, Healthy Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Connection, Adulting

Monthly Digest July 2019: Imago Relationships Blog and Relationship Tips

Posted by Imago Relationships North America on Aug 7, 2019 10:37:34 AM

Here's your Monthly Digest packed full of the amazing Imago Relationship Blog posts and Relationship Tips.

Be sure to subscribe to both and share!

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Topics: Sex Myths, Family Culture, Healthy Relationships, Marriage Issues, Emotional Safety, Appreciation and Gratitude, Eliminating Negativity, Invisible Abuse, Decluttering Your Life, Relationship Therapy, Recovering from an Affair, Self Care, Stress Relief, Healthy Communication, Human Connection, Mental Health, Male Sexuality, Mental Fitness, Gender Bias, Sexual Fluidity, Digital IQ, Digital Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence, Monthly Digest, Imago Relationships

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