“I can’t believe this. Is this really happening?”

“I’m done! I can’t live like this anymore!”

“I’d rather be alone than have to live like this. It will never work.”

“How could I have made such a horrible mistake?”

Those are some of the thoughts I had when my husband and I separated in the summer of 2008. I was in a state of mental and emotional disbelief and was ready to walk away from all the good and bad of our relationship. I never had imagined that I’d feel that way. We were once so in love and I waited so long to find the right person. I thought I had it figured out. And things had been so good at one time… But there I was, truly ready to move on and cut this person out of my life. Even though we had a son together. Even though I had made a commitment, vows, promises… Even though we tried counseling before.

Fast forward to today. We are together. Our relationship is strong, positive, intimate, fun, peaceful and growing. We still have conflict but we move through it and return to the heart of our connection more quickly and with little drama or resentment.

We are in love and our relationship works. We are connected.

How did we get here? Using Imago Relationship Therapy. We worked with a wonderful, qualified therapist, committed ourselves to the process, put in conscious effort and worked our way through. The Imago tools made a huge difference in our lives.

Seriously. I’ve been there. Don’t put it off any longer. Your relationship deserves to be a nourishing and joy-filled part of your life!

Sofia E Jamison is in private practice in Southeast Portland, Oregon. She works with couples and individuals doing Imago Relationship coaching, hypnotherapy and soul-centered counsel.

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