It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change.
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about couples or family therapy? If you are a therapist, you might dread what may be your most difficult clients. If you are a layperson, you might imagine bickering, fighting, he said/she said. Who is right? Will I convince the therapist to join my side? Therapy traditionally focuses on solving problems and, in a conflict, there is likely to be a winner and a loser. There are couples who sigh at the thought of counseling as they doubt there is any hope for resolving their differences. Read more »
You'll probably have one of two reactions to this article and your reaction will probably say a lot about your age. A recent study by Divorce-Online of 5,000 divorce papers found that 20% off them referenced Facebook, primarily because individuals were having secret online chats with friends. Read more »
Anyone in a long-term relationship knows about the trivial frustrations that creep into daily life. We find ourselves keeping score and bickering over silly things like dishes left in the sink; where to go to eat; the toilet seat in the wrong position.
Healthy couples learn to become suspicious of such irritable behavior. They know that often our relationships takes the hit when, in truth, other things may be to blame. Read more »
As we turn the page on a new year, many of us intend to make this year the time we improve our personal relationships. We often jot down a few personal goals at the beginning of each year, and if you are like me, within a few months the list has been forgotten or eclipsed by the "stress du jour." How can this year be different? Read more »
Many of us believe that conflict is evidence of a bad relationship, so when it appears we think we are in relationship with the wrong person. But at the Imago Center, we believe conflict is just change trying to happen. It means something very important is trying to heal in your relationship. Read more »
Denny and Lisa Ceizyk of Oro Valley, Ariz., benefited from the encouragement of caring counselors, doctors and retreat leaders during their six-year journey through infertility. But the pain caused by one support group session still stands out. Read more »