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The Great Work of Relationships: Learning, Growth, and Healing

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Living Life Powerfully

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Relationships are often viewed from two very limiting perspectives. On one hand, relationships are full of pleasure.  We relish in the idea of being "in love" and we enjoy the "honeymoon phase" when we get to dote on our partners with affection and adoration. On the other hand, after the honeymoon phase, we settle into the painful part of being with one another.  We begin to see our partners as flawed, the relationship begins to feel like "work," and we have to fight just to maintain a sense of togetherness.  However, there is a more dynamic and fulfilling way to view relationships than from this "pleasure or pain" cycle. 

Relationships are playgrounds for deeper learning, growth, and healing. When we step outside of the stereotypical way of approaching relationships, there is a unique opportunity to move beyond blame, shame and guilt and create deeper intimacy within ourselves and with one another. Join us for a conversation with Colette Pfeiffer, a couples and group therapist from Boulder, Colorado, as we discuss how relationships are tools for deeper growth and development.