WS #5 When Love Locks Fail: Understanding How Couples Fit Together is Key to Helping Them Come Apart

Most of us choose our life partner with the promise that our beloved will meet our most profound longings. Our hopes reflect compelling, often unconscious hungers deep in our souls. Consider Imago theory’s “ghost partner,” the “lock and key” from Navigating the Emotional Dynamics of Divorce, or Jerry Maguire’s “you complete me”. Two people choose each other with wishes that often lead to struggle, disappointment, and anger as the very same characteristics that pulled the couple together now push them apart. This program teaches us to embrace the dissonance – to explore each marriage’s disappointing patterns so we can understand both clients deeply, and compassionately. We will practice the art of holding both partners’ clashing narratives—the magical tool that encourages clients to venture forward on a pathway that once again promises hope. 

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Friday, October 20, 2023 - 09:00 to 12:15