Having trouble engaging your spouse in a conversation? Try changing your approach. A Houston marriage therapist introduces the benefit of a “soft start.”
Relationship Tips: Transition Time
Almost all human beings struggle when transitioning from one thing to another. Help improve communication with your spouse with this Imago relationship tip.
Relationship Tips: What Love Really Means
Do you believe in myths about love? They are likely preventing you from really experiencing true love. Learn why and how to change your definition of love.
Relationship Tips: Your Core Values
Our behaviors are influenced by our core values, which include improving, connecting, protecting, and appreciating our relationship. Want to learn more? Contact a Houston Relationship Therapist
Relationship Tips: The Silent Male
Did you know that, for a women, being with a silent male is one of the scariest things, especially when she notices her partner struggling emotionally and just hasn’t found a way to share those feelings by putting them into words?
Relationship Tips: The Frozen Image
Learn how using “always” and “never” statements freeze your partner in the image you wish they would change. Instead, there is a better way to help your partner to change his or her behavior.
Relationship Tips: Building in Time
Does a look, tone, or pointed comment set of an argument with your partner? Learn why and how to stop the cycle by building in time.
Relationship Tips: People Pleasing
When people ask you for favors, do you find yourself saying yes even when you’re busy? Would you feel too guilty to say no? Have you lost connection with yourself? If this sounds like you, you’re likely a people pleaser. You’ve gotten out of balance with your behaviors.
Right-Fighting: A Wound From Childhood
An Imago relationship therapist explains how our childhood wounds influence the way we fight with our partners and loved ones.
Relationship Tips: Relationship Ruptures
There are six essential elements you should focus on during the repair process of a relationship rupture.
Relationship Tips: Repairing Ruptures
Have you ever experienced a relationship rupture that was intense and painful? Maybe it was caused by a heated argument or a betrayal. When pain runs deep, saying “I’m sorry” isn’t enough to heal the relationship. Learn how you can move forward together.
Boundaries and Self Respect
Do you ever struggle to say ‘no’ when someone asks for a favor? When you provide clear ‘yes’ and ‘no’ answers that align with your core values and desires, you’ll feel powerful. And your self-respect will skyrocket.
Relationship Tips: Ego and Self-Esteem
Have you ever been in a relationship with someone who works hard to be the center of attention? It might be difficult to determine if this person is driven more by ego or self-esteem. One is healthy, and one is not.
Relationship Tips: Remove All Criticism
A Houston marriage coach describes the importance of removing criticism from your relationship.
Relationship Tips: Soft Starts
You can improve communication in your marriage by using soft starts.
How to Use Process and Content to Heal Relationship Issues
You can heal your relationship issues using better communication with two key elements: process and content. Learn more from a Houston couples therapist.
The Power of the Behavior Change Request
A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step. In this short vignette from a long-term marriage, a single step changed everything. The couples’ intention to venture beyond familiar patterns and manage negativity differently became a doorway to a more satisfying and sustainable love. Learn more from a Houston couples therapist.
Over the Rainbow: A Journey to Wholeness
A lovely review of Imago theory and practice (in only 12 mins!)
Getting the Love You Want: After the Workshop Reminders
Tip 1 – The Turtle and Tiger Dance
A Houston relationship counselor describes the conflict resolution styles of “tigers” and “turtles,” according to Imago Relationship Therapy.
Tip 2 – Sender and Receiver Responsibilities
A Houston marriage coach discusses how to send and receive information while communicating with your partner.
Tip 3 – Grieving the Loss of Romantic Love
The truth is romantic love, otherwise known as infatuation, is a chemical reaction in your brain that can last anywhere from two minutes to two years. And once your brain returns to normal… you may be in for a rude awakening.
Tip 4 – Lost Self Your Lost Parts or Capacities
Learn how your lost self impacts your relationship in an Imago Getting the Love You Want workshop.
Tip 5 – Open Your Baggage
There are three types of emotional baggage. Learn about them in this video. It could help your relationship.
Tip 6 – Remove All Criticism and 2 Wonderful Gifts Will Appear
Learn how to remove all criticism from your relationship in an Imago Getting the Love You Want couples workshop.