©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)
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.
This book does have some helpful advice amongst a lot of information I feel that was not helpful and could of been left out. Would suggest for both people in the relationship to read it for maximum benefit .
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.
very systematic way of looking at marriage renewal with the help of therapy. some exercises appear to be difficult , especially if other partner is unwilling, not motivatef
What a wonderful world!
Divorce, unhappiness, failure, what did happen in my life? what did happen to me to us? this book helped me so much to understand the whole purpose of being in a relationship. It is a wonderful well written guide to be better at loving and accepting the love from someone. I wish I had read this book before, but helped in my healing process, gave me reasons to forgive and to understand many things. Totally worth to read it! totally worth to keep it!
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