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Getting the Love You Want : A Guide for Couples - Harville Hendrix

Getting the Love You Want

A Guide for Couples

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REVISED AND WITH A NEW FOREWORD

ARE YOU GETTING THE LOVE YOU WANT?

Originally published in 1988, "Getting the Love You Want" has helped millions of couples attain more loving, supportive, and deeply satisfying relationships. The 20th anniversary edition contains extensive revisions to this groundbreaking book, with a new chapter, new exercises, and a foreword detailing Dr. Hendrix's updated philosophy for eliminating all" "negativity from couples' daily interactions, allowing readers of the 2008 edition to benefit from his ongoing discoveries during his last two decades of work.

Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., in partnership with his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD., originated Imago Relationship Therapy, a unique healing process for couples, prospective couples, and parents. Together they have more than thirty years' experience as educators and therapists and their work has been translated into more than 50 languages, with Imago practiced by two thousand therapists worldwide. Harville and Helen have six children and live in New York and New Mexico. Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., has more than thirty years of experience as an educator, public lecturer, and therapist. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages and Imago Therapy is practiced in thirty countries. Hendrix and his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, are the co-creators of Imago Relationship Therapy--a unique healing process for couples, prospective couples, and parents--which is practiced by two thousand therapists worldwide. They have six children and live in New Jersey and New Mexico.

Originally published in 1988, "Getting the Love You Want" has helped millions of couples attain more loving, supportive, and deeply satisfying relationships. The 20th anniversary edition contains extensive revisions to this groundbreaking book, with a new chapter, new exercises, and a foreword detailing Dr. Hendrix's updated philosophy for eliminating all" "negativity from couples' daily interactions, allowing readers of the 2008 edition to benefit from his ongoing discoveries during his last two decades of work.
"Getting the Love You Want "is also available on CD as an unabridged audiobook. Please email academic@macmillan.com for more information.

"Hendrix provides much insight into how spouses can mature through one another."--"Booklist
""Harville Hendrix offers the best program I've seen for using the love/hate energy in marriage to help a couple heal one another and to become whole together."--T. George Harris, Editor-in-Chief, "American Health
""I know of no better guide for couples who genuinely desire a maturing relationship."--M. Scott Peck, author of "The Road Less Traveled"
""Getting the Love You Want "is a remarkable book--the most incisive and persuasive I have ever read on the knotty problems of marriage relationships."--Ann Roberts, former president, Rockefeller Family Fund
""Getting the Love You Want" provides a road map for partners seeking a path to intimacy and passionate friendship."--Marion Solomon, Ph.D.
"This book will help any couple find the love they want hidden under all the concealing confusion of a close and intimate relationship. I have seen these principles in application and they work "--James A. Hall, M.D.

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A must read for anyone wanting to have a better relationship

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Inspirational
  • Relevant
  • Well Written

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    Comments about Getting the Love You Want:

    A book that is a must read for anyone in a relationship. The information is fantastic, the examples and relevant references to real life is exactly what I needed.

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    • Easy To Understand
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      This book is insightful, practical and a must read for any couple whether in a great or not so great relationship. A must read if relationship happiness is a high priority in your life..

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      Hendrix provides much insight into how spouses can mature through one another. "Booklist" Harville Hendrix offers the best program I've seen for using the love/hate energy in marriage to help a couple heal one another and to become whole together. "T. George Harris, Editor-in-Chief, American Health" I know of no better guide for couples who genuinely desire a maturing relationship. "M. Scott Peck, author of The Road Less Traveled" "Getting the Love You Want "is a remarkable book--the most incisive and persuasive I have ever read on the knotty problems of marriage relationships. "Ann Roberts, former president, Rockefeller Family Fund" "Getting the Love You Want" provides a road map for partners seeking a path to intimacy and passionate friendship. "Marion Solomon, Ph.D." This book will help any couple find the love they want hidden under all the concealing confusion of a close and intimate relationship. I have seen these principles in application and they work! "James A. Hall, M.D.""

      In Appreciation of Jo Robinsonp. ix
      Acknowledgmentsp. xi
      Foreword to the Twentieth-Anniversary Editionp. xv
      Preface to the 2001 Editionp. xxxi
      Introduction to the 1988 Editionp. xli
      The Unconscious Partnership
      The Mystery of Attractionp. 3
      Childhood Woundsp. 15
      Your Imagop. 35
      Romantic Lovep. 47
      The Power Strugglep. 64
      The Conscious Partnership
      Becoming Consciousp. 85
      Commitmentp. 100
      Creating a Zone of Safetyp. 116
      Increasing Your Knowledge of Yourself and Your Partnerp. 131
      Defining Your Curriculump. 162
      Creating a Sacred Spacep. 183
      Portrait of Two Relationshipsp. 209
      The Exercises
      Ten Steps Toward a Conscious Partnershipp. 233
      Your Relationship Visionp. 258
      Childhood Woundsp. 261
      Imago Workupp. 262
      Childhood Frustrationsp. 263
      Parent-Child Dialoguep. 264
      Partner Profilep. 266
      Unfinished Businessp. 267
      The Imago Dialoguep. 268
      The Commitment Decisionp. 272
      Reromanticizingp. 274
      The Surprise Listp. 277
      The Fun Listp. 278
      Positive Floodingp. 278
      The Behavior Change Request Dialoguep. 280
      The Holding Exercisep. 284
      Owning and Eliminating Your Negativityp. 286
      Self-Integrationp. 289
      Visualization of Lovep. 291
      Seeking Professional Helpp. 293
      Notesp. 297
      Bibliographyp. 311
      About Imago Relationship Therapyp. 315
      Imago Contactsp. 317
      Meetings with Harvillep. 319
      Indexp. 321
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      ISBN: 9780805087000
      ISBN-10: 0805087001
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 336
      Published: 26th December 2007
      Publisher: HENRY HOLT & CO
      Country of Publication: US
      Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.2  x 2.8
      Weight (kg): 0.3
      Edition Number: 20