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Premarital Counseling

Why All Couples Could Benefit from (Good) Couples Therapy

During my training in Imago Relationship Therapy, one phrase has always stuck with me: "No one teaches us how to be in relationships." If we have parents with a good marriage, modeling can be a great teacher but it's still not the exact same thing as what it truly means to learn relationship skills. Intimate relationships are some of the hardest work we will ever have to do in our lifetime. People are complex and relationships are complex and navigating it all can be quite tricky.  There are no classes in school that teach the art of relationships.  Read more »

Premarital Workshop Resources - Start Right, Stay Connected



 

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Getting the Love You Want 20th Anniversary Edition, by Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt  Read more »

Couples Workshop - Getting the Love You Want

Time: 
09/27/2014 - 09/28/2014
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 »

Premarital Workshop - Start Right, Stay Connected

Time: 
06/08/2013
Location: 
Arlington VA

"A wonderful way to build communication and deepen our relationship. Very, very productive day with lots of new 'tools' presented and practiced." Feedback from January 2012 Participant


Register Online NowOur Premarital Workshop Start Right, Stay Connected is a pro-active way to get a life-long commitment started consciously and lay the groundwork for fulfilling years ahead. The seminar is designed for both heterosexual and same-sex couples considering or in the process of making a life commitment, or those newly married.  Our high-energy, interactive agenda includes discussion of: 

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Premarital Workshop - Start Right, Stay Connected

Time: 
06/08/2013
Location: 
Chevy Chase

"A wonderful way to build communication and deepen our relationship. Very, very productive day with lots of new 'tools' presented and practiced." Feedback from January 2012 Participant


Please Register Online for our June workshop to ensure your space! Our Premarital Workshop Start Right, Stay Connected is a pro-active way to get a life-long commitment started consciously and lay the groundwork for fulfilling years ahead. The seminar is designed for both heterosexual and same-sex couples considering or in the process of making a life commitment, or those newly married.  Our high-energy, interactive agenda includes discussion of: 

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What people are saying about our premarital workshop

Our next Start Right, Stay Connected premarital workshop is scheduled for Saturday, June 8th, 2013 in Chevy Chase, MD.  Roberta Martin and Caroline Bernhardt Lanier look forward to another fun, interactive day.  Read more »

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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