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All you have to do is become curious. . .

Curious about Imago? This video is a great resource. Harville Hendrix, the founder of Imago Relationship Therapy, talks about how are we attracted to our partners, the phases of relationship, and how to replace criticism and negativity with curiosity.

Relationship Advice: When the Honeymoon is Over: How to Keep the Love Alive

 My latest Pamela's Punch blog, When the Honeymoon is Over: How to Keep the Love Alive,  takes a look at the "honeymoon phase" in relationships and how it can dissipate relatively quickly. What happens to us during the honeymoon phase and how can we nurture our relationship to be deeper and more powerful than we can imagine?

Treasures of Darkness: The Imago Movie

A major motion picture that cameos the Imago way to heal a relationship? Well, not that I know of, but let me pitch the first episode of a film that’s in the planning stages of my imagination. It starts with the makings of an familiar storyline: Aye meets Bea; Aye gets Bea; Aye and Bea want out.
We watch the initial romance phase unfold: Aye and Bea are inseparable; the chemistry between them sizzles on the screen. Then, almost imperceptibly, disillusionment creeps in as tension builds.  Read more »

Tips for a successful and fulfilling relationship

I recently attended the 'Getting the Love You Want' workshop with my husband as part of my Imago Training. I was moved very deeply by the process and energized by the reinforcement of the wonderful relationship prinicples it teaches. You can read more about it at my Feminism and Relationships column here:

When is Close Too Close?

One of the challenges of mature relationships is balancing healthy closeness with healthy separateness. You may feel the sting of needing to grow in this area if you find yourself wanting a boys night out but are afraid to ask. Or, you might be off in the car together on Saturday morning doing errands and seething with resentment because you desperately need some alone time to unwind from the pressures of the week.  Read more »

Imago Parenting Helps Us Be in the Moment

I recently completed the training to become a presenter for the "Connected Parents, Thriving Kids" Imago-based parenting program. Much to my initial disappointment, I didn't leave the intensive training bursting with confidence about my skills as a parent! Much like those who attend the parenting program across the country, I had to shift my expectations about how real change happens.  Read more »