Couple InterPlay!

Celeste & Franklin, the Happy CoupleOccasionally people meet in InterPlay and not only get playmates but a love mate. (Thanks to Gay Guard-Chamberlain for doll art!) That happened to Leslie and Eris and Jurgen and Debra. Do couples who InterPlay have a better chance of making it through tough times? My relationships with husband Stephen and collaborator Phil are still lively after 30 years.

Tough times? Randall and Sharon are literally InterPlaying in and out of ICU, doctor’s offices and cancer treatment!

Fred and Harriet have also been dancing for a while and sent this youtube to our InterPlay India leader Hazel and her new husband in India!

Even one partner InterPlaying can shift the F factor in a partnership or family. That being said, the more the merrier. If your partner doesn’t want to play like you do, play with that! And then go play. You probably need some laughs, hugs, affirmation, creative energy, and an embodied field of hope.

What’s your favorite InterPlay partner moment?

happy friday!


6 Responses to Couple InterPlay!

  1. Jurgen says, it all started with lying next to each other on the floor on December 31, 1999, a little before midnight, to ground the energy of the coming Millennium. On the first day of the Millennium, we walked the labyrinth together at Grace Cathedral. We were the only two of the Millennium retreat who chose that as our activity. Now we walk it pretty much every New Year’s Day. We only missed when having babies or traveling to Germany. Thirteen years later, happily married, two playful kids (Amy,10 and Toby, 8). Still dancing, like the other day in the kitchen, when we let lose to “Call Me Maybe.” Amy and Toby thought it was a little weird, but we tell them they’ll understand later.

    Thanks, InterPlay!

  2. Fred and Harriet rock!!!! – play brings life and love to any moment – even when going to doctors, love to you both!

  3. The wonderful dolls are made by InterPlay leader Gay Guard-Chamberlain!

  4. gay says:

    Thanks Cynthia! These two socklings live in different homes now, across the country, but remain close friends, sharing the occasional “hand dance w/ someone not in the room”…

  5. gay says:

    One of my favorite couple moments… some years ago my husband & I attended a spiritual retreat for couples. The weekend’s activities culminated in the facilitators inviting all to have a dance with their partners, Doug & I did it as a hand dance, something we often do. Later the workshop leader told us he couldn’t take his eyes off the two of us, he found it so moving & beautiful in its simplicity & depth. Ahhh, the power of two hands dancing!

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