Imago Dialogue Worksheet

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What is the theory behind the worksheet?

Imago relationship theory offers different techniques to support couples build a healthy relationship. This worksheet focuses on the theory behind the Imago Dialogue, which uses techniques such as mirroring, validation, and empathy to improve communication and connection.

These strategies allow a couple to ensure that their conversations are free from hostile conflict, curious in nature, and empathetic.

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet helps a couple follow the Imago Dialogue step by step to have a conversation where each partner will have the opportunity to be heard and fully understood.

Using the Imago Dialogue to help a couple work through big or difficult conversations increases trust between both partners and enhances the relationship. Making the Imago Dialogue a habit within the relationship will allow a partner to ask for this type of conversation when they have something important to share.

How to use the worksheet?

The first time you use an Imago Dialogue you may wish to have the process within reach to help you follow the steps. Once you become comfortable with the structure, you won’t need this. Set aside dedicated time to have this conversation.

Remember that these conversations are not meant to attack or blame either partner, but rather to offer insight into each partner’s experience.

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Reichlin, B. (n.d). Imago Dialogue.