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How do you see your partner? Learned from Imago marriage retreats.

by Shlomo & Rivka Slatkin / April 14, 2017

We've been to many Imago workshops over the years and are now hosting our own Getting the Love You Want Weekend Couples Retreats. Couples are traveling from all over to Baltimore, MD to attend our group  workshops.

marriage retreatsThere are so many lessons that you learn in these workshops and when we saw the above picture, it brought to mind one of those very important lessons.

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Imago therapy believes that you picked your spouse unconsciously for a reason. All kinds of studies went into researching this axiom and is laid out in Dr. Harville Hendrix's noted book, Getting the Love You Want.

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One of the results of us falling in love with someone that we picked unconsciously is the way we see them as our future partner. We see a "future" picture of our spouse that is complete, that is whole, with all of his/her missing pieces filled in, and without his/her baggage. We have a beautiful inner KNOWING about what kind of potential our spouse comes with and that's one of the many reasons that we fall in love with who we do.

So unconsciously or consciously, we see our spouse through a lens that includes what he/she is capable of. It's like an inner knowing that we have- we see a picture of our spouse not only as they are now but all that they can BECOME. And one of the things that becomes frustrating is when that picture does not line up! It's frustrating that we see our spouse's potential and it is not yet being fully expressed.

This beautiful picture that says, "If I could give you one special ability in life it would be the gift of seeing yourself through the eyes of someone who loves you - Then you would realize just how amazing you truly are" reminded us of the profound awakening that often happens in Imago workshops.

We are woken up to our own potential- after seeing why we aren't truly living it out, we are able to shed the baggage that we brought along into our marriage, and let that go, and become fully alive and vibrant for ourselves and in our marriage.

We finally see what our spouse sees in us- the full picture that they fell in love with, so that we can reclaim those lost parts of ourself and live a new reality.

And we are awoken to the amazing potential that has been living in our spouse all along- that we once saw but perhaps haven't seen in quite a long while.

We would love for you to join us for the next Imago workshop that we are holding on Presidents Day Weekend, Sunday and Monday, February 19- 20, 2017.

Please contact us to let us know that you would like to attend!

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Be in touch,

Shlomo and Rivka Slatkin

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