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Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples: 20th Anniversary Edition | [Harville Hendrix]

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

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.
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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

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"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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    Julie Carmel, IN, USA 04-20-08
    Julie Carmel, IN, USA 04-20-08
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    "Life saver!"

    The ideas here were the key to being able to really communicate about problems and appreciate the good in our relationship! No other book has been so valuable. The authors years of experience are evident!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    National Ho Baltimore, MD, USA 12-26-09
    National Ho Baltimore, MD, USA 12-26-09
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    "One Stop Resource for improving your relationship"

    I found this book useful, inspiring, and immediately implementable. It helped me understand myself, my wife, and what I needed to do to improve my marriage. I would make this required reading by law for anyone married on planning to get married. I would recommend this book to anyone.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Nanster 08-14-10
    Nanster 08-14-10
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    "PLEASE match narration to content!"

    I really wanted to like this book, but the narrator's style was so annoying I couldn't listen long enough to get to the first chapter. His style was too dramatic and over-acted for the material and thus came across as condescending and inauthentic. Good narration should add to, not detract from, the material being read. Unfortunately, the listening samples aren't long enough to allow one to determine whether a particular style is well suited to the content, and what may be palatable in a short sample can easily become a distraction over a longer period.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    J3R3MIAH3 04-03-08
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    "Great Book"

    If you are in a relationship you need to listen to this book! Great for everyone involved.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Carrie Catoosa, OK, United States 12-02-13
    Carrie Catoosa, OK, United States 12-02-13 Member Since 2013
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    "The Guide Anyone Can Use"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Getting the Love You Want to be better than the print version?

    Harville Hendrix and Helen are amazing individuals. I can't tell you how many times I thought that they might be spying on me to get their insight because the things they were saying rang true in my life and those were the specific things I was looking for answers to. I really enjoyed this book and the fact that they give you knowledge you can start using immediately.


    What other book might you compare Getting the Love You Want to and why?

    None, but I do love Making Marriage Simple too!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Heidi Bakersfield, Ca, United States 08-27-13
    Heidi Bakersfield, Ca, United States 08-27-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Some helpful advice"

    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 .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    catherine United States 04-10-13
    catherine United States 04-10-13 Member Since 2011
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    "should be read in college!"
    What made the experience of listening to Getting the Love You Want the most enjoyable?

    Harville explains that our adult relationships are to heal our childhood pain. It explained everything wrong with my past relationships and helped to understand things so much clearer. This should be in every marriage counselor, priest or pastor and psych offices!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Multiple stories to help you understand the concepts


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Getting the Love You Want?

    patience with him and me!!!!!!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    if you are having problems with relationships get this book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    L New York, NY, United States 07-21-11
    L New York, NY, United States 07-21-11
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    "If you're ready for it, it could change your life"

    (and if you can get past the cheesy title.) Basic techniques to understand yourself better by looking deeply into yourself, then help your relationships with everyone, by learning to communicate better (yes, i know it sounds cliche), and really, deeply understand others. Read it, then attend his seminars.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kerli 09-26-14
    Kerli 09-26-14

    It was only one book, how did I end up like this?

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    "A must read book for all the couples"

    This book is about going deep and really digging under the surface. I strongly suggest it to any couple who's interested in lasting relationship.

    I really hated the mixing of different audio files... I guess some parts of the audiobook were from the old version and some from the new version. Poorly mixed, really.

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    David H Palo Alto, CA United States 02-21-14
    David H Palo Alto, CA United States 02-21-14 Member Since 2012
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    "A classic in the field of relationships"

    First, I do think some of their conclusions come his spiritual beliefs. Particularly the idea that there is a purpose to the disfunction in our love relationships, specifically, that they exist for us to heal childhood wounds. I would agree that there is a serendipitous opportunity for healing in relationship. However, a purpose presupposes some design. I don't see any way to prove that. Nor do I see it as necessary for the other conclusions to be valid. That being said, the book is full of a lot of useful techniques. I've particularly valued the mirroring techniques over the years. Using the ritual form of the mirroring is useful, since as soon as you say, "Let me if I got this," your partner may start to relax, knowing that you are trying to hear what they have to say. I find this a very practical book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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