The bestselling guide to transforming an intimate relationship into a lasting source of love and companionship, in an all new production of the revised and updated text--on CD for the first timeIn "Getting the Love You Want," Dr. Harville Hendrix presents the relationship skills that have already helped hundreds of thousands of couples to replace ...
The bestselling guide to transforming an intimate relationship into a lasting source of love and companionship, in an all new production of the revised and updated text--on CD for the first timeIn "Getting the Love You Want," Dr. Harville Hendrix presents the relationship skills that have already helped hundreds of thousands of couples to replace confrontation and criticism with a healing process of mutual growth and support. This extraordinarily practical guide describes the revolutionary technique of IMAGO Relationship Therapy, which combines a number of disciplines--including the behavioral sciences, depth psychology, cognitive therapy, and Gestalt therapy, among others--to create a program to resolve conflict and renew communication and passion. Dr. Hendrix describes the three stages of intimate relationships, provides illustrative case studies and gives recommendations to help couples create a stronger bond between them. Step by step, he offers advice on how to communicate with greater accuracy and sensitivity, how to let go of self-defeating behaviors, and how to focus energy on meeting each partner's needs. With "Getting the Love You Want," couples in any stage of a relationship can resolve their conflicts and achieve mutual emotional satisfaction.
Hendrix's books are great. I had a copy from the library but wanted a copy I could highlight; this serves that purpose excellently.
Sep 6, 2014
The book lived up to its hype. I received it failry quickly in great condition.
Aug 30, 2012
This Book is for Anyone
I have always been leery of self-help books when it comes to relationships because so many try to package their mother's advice as if it were fresh and intellectually stimulating. This book does not. It takes the complicated thought processes and analyses of real psychological patients and breaks them down into the building blocks of how-we-work that are easy to understand. A good read for the budding (though perhaps not the blooming) psychologist, the frustrated in love, and anyone who can acknowledge that there is a lot we don't know about how to get along with other people. A very easy, informative, and thought-provoking read.
May 16, 2011
Great book, wrong cover
The item was advertised as hard cover but soft cover was delivered. Still a great book.
Apr 12, 2011
The text is an in-depth exploration of the essence of being a couple. It examined the reasons two people hook up, what their expectations would be and why those expectations are largely unmet in many relationships.
There are useful examples and hints throughout the text. Also helpful exercises at the end. The challenge is to get your partner to participate with you. Even if this does not happen, the author assures that when one of the partners does the exercises and changes, the entire relationship is affected positively. So... go for it.
My reason for giving it four stars instead of five is that there is so much detail that it is tempting for the attention to wander sometimes. Nevertheless, it is a good read/listen overall.
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