22 Mar 2017
March 22, 2017

Don’t Worry, I Got This!

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  As much as we’d like to think otherwise, most of the decisions we make are on autopilot.  In the brain’s drive for efficiency, most of our behavior becomes automatic.  Someone smiles at us, we smile back.  Someone yells at us in traffic, we are ready to do battle.  Most of the stupid decisions we.. 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 →

25 Aug 2016
August 25, 2016

Celebration

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Celebration by Wendy Palmer Patterson, LCSW, LMFT  Today is the birthday of one of our beloved team members here at P2 Partnerships, Allison Dragony. Yesterday was the birthday of two of our beloved consultants and faculty, Maya Kollman and Jill Fein Baker.  Today is a day of lower humidity and beautiful skies in hot Atlanta… read more →

by Wendy Palmer Patterson, LCSW, LMFT  Underneath all of our defenses, reactivities, and unconscious impulses is the reality of basic needs – met and unmet.  When we understand that we all have basic needs and that some of them have been well met and others not, it makes it much more possible to have compassion.. read more →

13 Jul 2016
July 13, 2016

WALKING LESSONS IN PARIS

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  WALKING LESSONS IN PARIS By Jesica and Brian Eames Twenty-two years ago we came to Paris for the first time. We were barely into our 20s. We saw Rodin’s and Cezanne’s and Bonnard’s, we walked around Monet’s water lilies, and we enjoyed cheese at the end of dinner. Other than being accompanied by a.. read more →

29 Jun 2016
June 29, 2016

Do You See Patterns?

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Do You See Patterns?  By Wendy Palmer Patterson  Do you see patterns?  Do you see your patterns?  Do you see how helpful they were once upon a time?  Do you see the patterns that are no longer helpful?  Do you see the patterns that have become your enemy?? All of us develop habits and patterns.. read more →