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Summary of Getting the Love You Want 

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Discover the straightforward principles of Imago Therapy based on open communication, self-analysis, and loving behavior to enhance and deepen your relationships.

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It’s possible to have a happy relationship, no matter what you see happening around

Change is the only constant thing in life.

This logic applies to marriage and relationships too. Romance has undergone many changes globally, and more to come as society advances. For instance, in the past, the average marriageable age for men ranged between twenty-three to twenty-four years and twenty to twenty-one years for women. However, recently, people starting around the ages of twenty to over twenty-five are in school or at work. Young people hardly think of getting married and starting a family at twenty. Another factor triggering a change in relationships is the fact that there are so many failed marriages in society which makes most young people scared.
The cliche is true: couples that spend more time together stay together. So, always create time for your partner, no matter how busy life gets.
But every shift in society comes with its upsides and downsides, some benefit and some victimized. Social media is a good example. It undoubtedly helps many couples stay in touch and grow their friendship — especially those in long-distance relationships. At the same time, more people rely on the internet for excitement instead of relating with their fellow humans, placing a strain on many marriages.

We must realize that in relationships and marriages, what everyone earnestly desires is to find a love that is true and lasts. Humans innately need to unite with and stay connected to someone they consider special. Thankfully, it’s possible to build a relationship that stands the test of time no matter what has happened in your past or how the world has changed.

The pages you’re about to read will expose you to ways you can keep your relationship pleasurable. You’ll also learn one wonderful solution to the problems of intimacy, marriages, and relationships in general: Imago Therapy, which we’ll start talking about in the next chapter.
It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being. ~ John Joseph Powell
Did you know? A 2016 survey by mobile analytics software Flurry shows that a lot of people in the U.S spend at least five hours a day on their smart devices and laptops.

Everybody brings an element of their past to current relationships

Imago Therapy suggests that most couple problems stem from their unconscious mind. In other words, the chances are that one person in every couple has experienced an occurrence that registered in the unconscious, which now affects their relationship.
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Socialization and childhood disconnection from parents are a reason for unmet expectations in adults


We all have voids we hope someone will help us fill


The old brain and the new brain ally to help give the right kind of love


Partners can avoid exits in relationships by practicing the Imago Dialogue


Therapy can help you readjust your reactions to situations and avoid conflict in a relationship



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You’ll learn

The chemistry of love
To recognize your childhood traumas
How the unconscious mind rules your decisions
Why therapy is crucial
How the old and the new brains impact your relationships

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