©2008 Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio
"I know of no better guide for couples who genuinely desire a maturing relationship." (M. Scott Peck, author of The Road Less Traveled)
Very good insight into relationships but a little too dramatic. There are many tricks that will help any relationship to get better however it gets to a point where it is way to deep, too dramatic and almost painful to hear.
One of very few books that I think literally everyone should read. The style, to me, was like a cross between King, Warrior, Magician, Lover and How to Make Friends and Influence People. It had a great deal of quality psychology information that is relatable to a wide audience as well as lots of stories with the same affect. It will be easy for most people to relate to and to understand. I fucking loved it. It's helped me understand how to do as it says and get the love I want. All of my relationships are better for it, and all other areas of performance in my life have improved because of this book. I'm already listening a second time.
If your relationship is in trouble, read this book and do the exercises with your partner. If your relationship isn't in trouble, read this book and do the exercises with your partner.
I saw an interview w/ Alanis Morissette,
Singer-songwriter on Oprah and felt so connected to her story. She and Oprah highly recommended this book/workshop. After reading all Harville's books, and listening to this audiobook three times, I'm convinced the workbook & workshops will change me in my relationships. My boyfriend was triggered by the idea of a workbook, but each week it gets easier as we do the work. I find myself reading & listening when my relationships aren't feeling right and I always discover it's me who needs todo the work. I absolutely love this book as well as all the books Harville and his wife have written together. Imago has provided me and my partner with a rich understanding how Our dialogue changes reactionary behaviors. As I have been working toward healing from childhood traumas, this book has helped me understand my emotional triggers and that running away from relationships when I'm triggered isn't the answer when I have a partner willing to work through my pain. The difficulty this book doesn't go into is understanding how to relate to a partner who denies any childhood pain. He claims his parents were wonderful and he's always felt loved and safe; whereas I feel the opposite. It's a struggle for him to understand my emotional triggers. I am; however, strengthened and enlightened knowing I can have beautiful and loving relationships if I'm willing to do this IMAGO work.
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