So, you’ve been introduced to the Imago Dialogue – ready to try your hand at it?
We like for a couple’s first time out-of-the-gate to be easy and fun and the Appreciation Dialogue meets both criteria. The idea is simple: each of you will take a moment to think of something you appreciate about the other. It could be something that drew you to your partner in the early days of your relationship or something you’ve come to know and love or admire or appreciate about them over time. Big or small. Something they “do” that brings you a special feeling or a trait or way of being that adds to your life.
Take a moment now to think of what you’d like to share. Wait for your partner to do the same, then decide who will be the first sender. That person just starts talking, the other listens and mirrors back.
Use the handouts below as a guide for the Sender and Receiver roles. Note that this dialogue contains only mirroring….. not the validation or empathy steps.