Posts Tagged "relationships"

Why an “In Between” series?

Posted by in Articles, Stephanie Lowe-Sagebiel

I would like to introduce my upcoming workshops focused on preteen and teen girls and explain my motivation for designing this series.  My name is Stephanie Lowe-Sagebiel, LCSW and I have 17 years of social work experience within the Indianapolis community. Nearly half of those years have been spent in direct clinical practice.  I have never felt more passionate and concerned about what it means to be a young girl in our community than I feel now.  Girls today have to navigate their natural physical, emotional and social development all while managing an array of social media, technology and intense academic and sports expectations.  These phenomena have left them...

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Put Some Spring in Your Relationship!

Posted by in Articles, Sandy Berry

by Sandy Berry Thank goodness, Spring is here.  The air is fresh, we are able to go outside and play, and the sun actually exists!  It is a time of renewal.  So copy Spring and renew the energy in your love relationship! One way to increase the energy in your relationship is to do something fun together.  Usually each person has their own idea of fun (which doesn’t always match their partner’s idea).  Ask your partner to do your fun this week, and then you will do their fun next week.  Take the time to have fun, play and laugh together.  And like Spring, it will brighten your...

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The Platinum Rule of Relationship

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by Sandy Berry Many of us learned how to treat others when we were children practicing the Golden Rule:  Do Unto Others As You Would Have Done Unto You.  It is a great standard.   Here is another great idea; it is the Platinum Rule that you can add to your standard rules that enhance your relationships. The Platinum Rule states:  Do Unto Others As They Want You To Do Unto Them. Every person has a unique way to see the world, and we would fair better in relationship if we learn what our partner wants or needs.  Would they prefer an act of service, a gift, words of affirmation, time spent together, or physical touch (suggestions from Gary Chapman’s book, The Five...

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Imago — A New Way to Love

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by Sandy Berry Imago Relationship Therapy is a theory that believes couples choose each other so that each person can grown into their full aliveness – full aliveness is that wonderful feeling you felt in the beginning of your relationship.  At some point in relationship, feeling fully alive begins to fade.  We find our relationship to be a place of conflict and lost hope.    Imago believes that this phase of all love relationships is a normal.  Our culture tells us to leave if a relationship gets too difficult.  But don’t leave!  Imago theory believes that the conflict in your relationship is an indicator that you are with the perfect person to help you grow...

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