Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.
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.
All relationships go through stages. After the bliss of the romantic stage, couples wake up one day and find themselves in the inevitable power struggle stage. You may be in this stage if you find that the differences that used to attract you now annoy you, or if one of you is becoming more critical and one is becoming more withdrawn in the relationship.
Traditionally we haven't known what to do when the power struggle began. This is where we can help! Learning to stay connected through the difficult times is an art and requires intentional skills. Learn these skills at our weekend workshop for couples or in private therapy with one of our highly trained Imago couples therapists in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia. We believe in Imago relationship therapy for couples therapy and marriage counseling because we know it works.
Working with a therapist at The Imago Center can help you and your partner look at your marriage or long-term relationship with new eyes. Together, you can explore:
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