Getting the Love You Want

A Guide for Couples
Narrated by: Harville Hendrix Ph.D
Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
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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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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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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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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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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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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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great book

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

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There's a reason this work is a #1 best seller

revolutionary revelations. In this Short abridged version of the actual 12 hour work, Hendrix hits Home on his key virtually confirmed theories on how and why love relationships can work out (and why and how often they don't ). This is a must read. Everything you need to know to succeed in love and marriage is in this book. You'll have to pause and rewind and ponder this content . It's not a light quick read. toward the end (chap 14 on) you'll need to sink your teeth into it and roll up your sleeves. twice through should be your minimum. I'm going for thirds shortly, but moving up to the full version, for the Rest of the story.

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Very insightful!

Very interesting and insightful. I've always heard good reviews of this book and started using the workbook.