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In 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.

©1988 Harville Hendrix (P)2004 Macmillan Audio

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Don't buy this one... buy the newer version!

This older edition contains a chapter that is revised in the 20th edition. Buy this version only if you're done with the new version and are curious about the old chapter on anger.

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Really helped me understand relationships

I was recommended this book to better help me understand why we search for the partners that we do. It's brought some things to light for me and I couldn't be happier that I bought it. It's ideals of how to deal with past anger is very helpful as I think no one should have to deal with holding onto painful past experiences. It can be draining mentally and emotionally, letting go is a freeing experience and this book has definitely helped me get there. Thank you Harville Hendrix

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Wow! Must read!

if you're married and you haven't read this book you haven't found out what marriage is all about.

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Good Audible But Skips a-lot

The book its self is a good book but i sometimes listened and try to follow along in the book and it realy skips alot of the meat of the book.

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a hard journey with hope

Beautifully written. Deep understanding of everyone's childhood psychological Wounds. This book provides the enlightment and the process to help each other in a Relationship. I found it to be extremely insightful

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Insightful and helpful

This is the abridged version of the full book. It's sort of a birdseye view of all the topics covered in the full version. It's worth the time to listen.

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A must read for every human in a relationship

If you are struggling with conflict with your intimate partner, this will help you understand the fundamental communication errors that must he corrected in order to have healthy relationships.

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great book

This book made me take some notes that applied in my life. I realky enjoyed the exercises that were presented in the book

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Extremely useful text!! Insight building!!

Found it helpful to use not only in my work as an attachment focused mental health clinician but also as a reflective experience in my own personal life. I think every family should own a copy!

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great book

great piece of psychological literature and a privilege to hear it read by the author himself