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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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Published: 26th December 2007
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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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Essential relationship reading!

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Relationship Guidance

    Comments about Getting the Love You Want:

    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..

    Comment on this review

    "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
    Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

    ISBN: 9780805087000
    ISBN-10: 0805087001
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 336
    Published: 26th December 2007
    Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.2  x 2.8
    Weight (kg): 0.3
    Edition Number: 20