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Getting the Love You Want Audiobook

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples: 20th Anniversary Edition

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Publisher's Summary

Originally published in 1988, Getting the Love You Want has helped millions of couples attain more loving, supportive, and deeply satisfying relationships. This 20th-anniversary edition contains extensive revisions to the 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 listeners of the 2008 edition to benefit from his ongoing discoveries during his last two decades of work.

©2008 Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

What the Critics Say

"I know of no better guide for couples who genuinely desire a maturing relationship." (M. Scott Peck, author of The Road Less Traveled)

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    mpb new york city 06-25-13
    mpb new york city 06-25-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Very good insight into relationships"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    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.


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    AMS 07-02-16
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    I cannot stand listening to this guy's voice. It is so irritating to listen to that you can't even pay attention to the content. I am tired if listening to his lisps.

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    Amazon Customer 06-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

    Absolutely wonderful. This book truly helped us out. I recommend it highly. It is truly the best no nonsense couple therapy book

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    Chickakuwakuah 06-09-16
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    "Easily in Top 5 of most effective Self Help books"

    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.

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    Bill S. 12-09-15
    Bill S. 12-09-15

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    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.

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    J. Sauer Phoenix, AZ 09-22-15
    J. Sauer Phoenix, AZ 09-22-15 Member Since 2014

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    "This Book | The Workbook Improved My Communication Immensely!"

    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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    Mark P. 08-25-15
    Mark P. 08-25-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great listen on Audible"

    I enjoyed the book. it gave great examples on how to get the love you want. stuff I can try now.

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    Sommer 05-22-15
    Sommer 05-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    I appreciated the psychology incorporated into the book! I would have to say there were too many scenarios. I want to hear more about how to get the love you want. I have gained a lot from this book-definitely will recommend.

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    Nicole 03-24-15
    Nicole 03-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "life changing"

    Loved it. Definitely saw myself in the book.. Privided valuable insight. Can't wait to do the exercises.

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    Find a Path with Heart 02-09-15

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    "Very informative and well organized"

    This provides major insights into how relationships work or don't work.

    It clarifies a lot of the crazy things that go on in even healthy relationships. It gives you tools to look at those issues and all the pain around them. It gives you ways to work on them and possibly come out to a different result finally.

    Both thumbs up!

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