Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples

By: Hendrix, Harville

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Pages toned, ink marks on bottom page ridge. 1990 Trade Paperback. 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 extraordinary 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. Getting the Love You Want describes the three stages of intimate relationships, provides illustrative case studies and gives helpful recommendations to overcome the obstacles in those stages to create a stronger bond between couples. First, he chronicles the stages of most relationships -- attraction, romantic love and the power struggle -- and suggests ways for partners to identify the conflicts associated with each of them. Then, he explores methods for achieving a 'Conscious Marriage,' where the early phases of romance are rekindled and confrontation is slowly replaced by growth and support. Finally, Dr. Hendrix incorporates these ideas into a unique therapeutic course, offering a series of proven exercises that lead to insight, resolution and revitalization. Step by step, he describes how to communicate with greater accuracy and sensitivity, how to let go of self-defeating behaviors, and how to focus energy on meeting each partners' needs. With Getting the Love You Want couples in any stage of a relationship can resolve their conflicts and achieve mutual emotional satisfaction. CONTENTS: In Appreciation for Jo Robinson; Acknowledgments; Introduction; THE UNCONSCIOUS MARRIAGE: The Mystery of Attraction; Childhood Wounds; Your Imago; Romantic Love; The Power Struggle; THE CONSCIOUS MARRIAGE: Becoming Conscious; Closing Your Exits; Creating a Zone of Safety; Increasing Your Knowledge of Yourself and Your Partner; Defining Your Curriculum; Containing Rage; Portrait of Two Marriages; THE EXERCISES: Ten Steps Toward a Conscious Marriage: Your Relationship Vision; Childhood Wounds; Imago Workup; Childhood Frustrations; Partner Profile; Unfinished Business; Mirroring; The No-Exit Decision; Reromanticizing; The Surprise List; The Fun List; Stretching; Container Transaction; Container Days; Self-Integration; Visualization of Love; Seeking Professional Help; Notes; Bibliography.

Title: Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples

Author: Hendrix, Harville

Categories: Relationships, Self Help,

Publisher: Harper Perennial: 1990

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 1510727

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