Men in our society are taught a number of myths about relationships that can actually be very damaging to our personal relationships. Many of these lessons are subconscious. We are not even aware that we are treating our partner in a different way because of them, or that we are presenting ourselves in a way that can be counterproductive to what we actually want to achieve in a situation. Here are the top three myths about relationships we see most men recognize, and then learn to overcome in our Couples Workshops. read more →

28 Aug 2018
August 28, 2018

Cleaning Up My Side Of The Street

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Cleaning Up My Side Of The Street A Blog About The Impact of The Clearing For Men Group    From time to time, the Men of The Clearing group will contribute articles about their experiences with the group. Here is an article from one of our participants about the impact Imago and The Clearing have.. read more →

05 Jun 2018
June 5, 2018

Dave’s Anxiety Help

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I’m sorry that you are having a hard time. Believe me, I’ve been there. I don’t know anything about your situation, but I do know something about anxiety and panic disorder. First, a little info about me. My name is Dave. I’m 53 years old and have had anxiety and depression on and off since.. read more →

04 Jan 2018
January 4, 2018

Intention vs. Impact

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The new year brings with it a chance to set new intentions for the 12 months ahead.  As we all set our minds to achieve our New Year’s resolutions, I think it is valuable to consider our intentions vs. the impact we ultimately have.  Have you ever been in the position where you are certain.. read more →

21 Sep 2017
September 21, 2017

When Crisis Roars

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  When Crisis Roars  by Jesica Matthews Eames   March 1, 2000, Piedmont Hospital: Brian and I are nervous and excited. My labor is moving along and all seems fine until it isn’t. The room explodes with panic. People crash in, alarms go off, and I am on a gurney being wheeled into an operating.. read more →

Insights From the Couples Weekend    By Allison Dragony  My husband and I were just moving in together when I first came to work with Bob and Wendy. My husband works most weekends and with all that we were doing renovating our house, it didn’t seem like the right time to do the workshop.  Well, renovating.. read more →

22 Dec 2016
December 22, 2016

The Holidays and the Winter Energy Shift

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The Holidays and the Winter Energy Shift  How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Relationships  Are you tired? Do you think you should be feeling things you’re not feeling? Are you experiencing low-level depression, sadness, wariness? Perhaps it’s the holidays! The entrance of winter makes for a dramatic and yet often unseen energetic shift.. read more →

14 Nov 2016
November 14, 2016

Relationship Tip 1: Remove all Criticism

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  Here is the first in a series of videos of Imago Relationship Tips you can use in your relationship right now.  When we are frustrated with our partner, we can often become critical. This video will show you some ways to adjust your language so your thoughts or concern may be received in a better way… read more →

13 Sep 2016
September 13, 2016

Imago Workshops: The Roadmap To Change

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Imago Workshops: The Roadmap to Change  By Wendy Palmer Patterson, LCSW, LMFT  “I believe your relationship can thrive. I believe your relationship could become masterful. I believe well over 50% of your challenge is simply lack of skills.”  This constitutes an absolute, basic mindset I hold with the couples that come into my office. After.. read more →

05 Sep 2016
September 5, 2016

Relationship Inspections

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Is Your Relationship Built to Last?  By Bob Patterson, LPC, LMFT   In our 37 years together, Wendy and I have fantasized about purchasing an investment property.  We had never actually placed an offer until a week ago. We were very impressed with the thoroughness of the “inspection” and the disclosure document that the seller.. read more →