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Marriage Counseling

Relationship Education

In addition to our weekend workshop for couples, The Imago Center presents three relationship education seminars, ideal for both community and faith-based organizations. Check our Events listing to find and register for upcoming seminars, or work in partnership with us to offer these seminars in your community.  Contact Diana Combs for more information or to schedule a seminar.   Read more »

Timers Everywhere

 In this world of beeps and rings and timers, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by these daily reminders.  The alarm sings in the morning, the dryer beeps for the clothes to be folded, the phone pings when an email comes in and the oven timer goes off when the chicken is baked.  Read more »

Conflict is Growth Trying to Happen

Several years ago, when I worked as a bereavement counselor, I'd often receive puzzled looks at parties when people I hadn't met before asked where I worked. "You're a grief counselor?" they'd ask. "But isn't that depressing?" Actually, I'd say, it's just the opposite. One of the many things I enjoy about counseling those who have lost loved ones is that it brings a constant reminder of my own mortality. It's a wake-up call, reminding me that time is fleeting and precious. Some may call this morbid (well maybe just a little bit!), but I consider it inspiring.
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Couples Workshop - Getting the Love You Want

Time: 
11/17/2012 - 11/18/2012
Location: 
Washington DC

Register now for our Weekend Getting the Love You Want Workshop if...

  • your relationship needs to restore its warmth and aliveness
  • you are beginning a new relationship and want to boost its positive potential
  • you need a fresh, positive approach to your communication and conflicts
  • you are trying to decide if this marriage or relationship can and should be saved

What this workshop will do...  Read more »

Couples Workshop - Getting the Love You Want

Time: 
09/08/2012 - 09/09/2012
Location: 
Washington DC

Register now for our Weekend Getting the Love You Want Workshop if...

  • your relationship needs to restore its warmth and aliveness
  • you are beginning a new relationship and want to boost its positive potential
  • you need a fresh, positive approach to your communication and conflicts
  • you are trying to decide if this marriage or relationship can and should be saved

What this workshop will do...  Read more »

Navigating IF - First Meeting June 3

Navigating Infertility as a CoupleNavigating infertility and adoption can be a difficult journey for couples.  All you want is to add to your family, and it can be a challenge to keep your relationship on track given all of the stresses you both feel.  So here's a proactive, positive step forward - join my monthly couples group!    Read more »

OVERCOMING Infertility!

Cade FoundationPlease join me on Wednesday, May 9 from 6:30 - 9:00 pm at the Cade Foundation Outreach Event in Landover, Maryland.  I will be participating for the second year in a row in this free educational seminar for families or individuals with infertility.    Read more »

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.

Your Brain on Love

Your Brain on Love The Imago Center of Washington DCThere is a great article in the Washington Post today, Falling in love is all in our brains.  The article reviews the neurochemistry of how we fall in love.  Our brains produce a "love cocktail" of testosterone, dopamine, oxytocin and vasopressin which all play a role in why we are attracted to and remain connected to our partners.  

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