Getting the Love You Want A Guide for Couples Third Edition

Author: Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781250310545
Release Date: 2019-01-22
Genre: Family & Relationships

The New York Times bestselling guide to transforming an intimate relationship into a lasting source of love and companionship, now fully revised with a new forward and a brand new chapter. Getting the Love You Want has helped millions of people experience more satisfying relationships and is recommended every day by professional therapists and happy couples around the world. Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt explain how to revive romance and remove negativity from daily interactions, to help you: · Discover why you chose your mate · Resolve the power struggle that prevents greater intimacy · Learn to listen – really listen – to your partner · Increase fun and laughter in your relationship · Begin healing early childhood experiences by stretching into new behaviors · Become passionate friends with your partner · Achieve a common vision of your dream relationship Become the most connected couple you know with this revolutionary guide, combining behavioral science, depth psychology, social learning theory, Gestalt therapy, and interpersonal neuroscience to help you and your partner recapture joy, enhance closeness, and experience the reward of a deeply fulfilling relationship.

Getting the Love You Want Workbook

Author: Harville Hendrix
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439100330
Release Date: 2007-11-01
Genre: Self-Help

A companion workbook to the enormously successful New York Times bestselling relationship book, Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples. In 1988, Harville Hendrix in partnership with his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, published a terrifically successful relationship guide, Getting the Love You Want. The book introduced thousands to their Imago Relationship Therapy, a unique healing process for couples, prospective couples, and parents, and developed into an overnight sensation. For their part, Doctors Hendrix and Hunt managed to aid scores of couples in their plight for more loving, supportive, and deeply satisfying relationships. Now, more than a decade later, this companion book picks up where its predecessor left off, delving further into relationship therapy once again, to help transform relationships into lasting sources of love and companionship. The Getting the Love You Want Workbook is designed for the hundreds of thousands of couples who have attended Imago workshops since Getting the Love You Want hit bookstands, as well as new and curious ones seeking a practical route back to intimacy and passionate friendship. The workbook contains a unique twelve-week course (The New Couples' Study Guide) designed to help work through the exercises published in Part III of Getting the Love You Want. Included are complete step-by-step instructions for transforming relationships into a lasting source of love and companionship. For those of us struggling to maintain our most precious relationships, the Getting the Love You Want Workbook helps us grow aware of our individual, unconscious agenda while steering us towards a more harmonious link with our loved ones that will satisfy our deepest needs.

Getting the Love You Want

Author: Harville Hendrix
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805068953
Release Date: 2001-07-31
Genre: Family & Relationships

A marriage therapist and pastoral counselor explains that most of the feelings of receiving inadequate love come from unresolved childhood conflicts and describes how adults can learn to flourish as loving and loved people, in a new edition of the best-selling handbook. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Giving The Love That Heals

Author: Harville Hendrix
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671793993
Release Date: 1998-08
Genre: Family & Relationships

Uses an understanding of unconscious desires and needs to offer advice to parents on how to promote the emotional wholeness of their children and nurture their own development at the same time

Receiving Love

Author: Harville Hendrix
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416507647
Release Date: 2004-10-05
Genre: Self-Help

This groundbreaking book from the best-selling authors of Getting the Love You Want and coauthors of Giving the Love that Heals is the first to address the biggest unexplored issue facing couples today: Most of us are better at giving love than accepting it. We don't realize all the ways that our resistance to appreciation, praise, compliments, and accepting help from others hurts us and cripples our relationships. Many partners learn how to give love, but many more undermine their relationships by for-getting something that is equally important -- learning to receive it. According to the authors, the root of the problem is the self-rejection that began in childhood, when our parents and caretakers unintentionally failed to nurture or directly rejected traits, characteristics, or im-pulses when we were children. We end up rejecting in ourselves whatever our caretakers ignored or rejected in the course of our childhoods. When we become adults, this makes it impossible to let in the love we want and need, even when our partners offer it. As a result, we dismiss compliments, minimize gestures of affection, and create obstacles to true intimacy. In this book, Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, co-creators of Imago Relation-ship Therapy, offer a definitive guide to breaking the shackles of self-rejection and embracing the love our partners offer. Receiving Love is a very personal book for Drs. Hendrix and Hunt, and much of their own journey is the inspiration for it. Drawing on their renowned expertise, the wide clinical experience of hundreds of Imago therapists, and their own personal experience, the authors are able to offer detailed guidance on how to conquer the problems that come from self-rejection and embrace the gifts that are abundant in every person's life, if only we knew how to accept them. With its groundbreaking theory, challenging processes, and inspiring examples, this book holds the key to loving relationships that last.

Making Marriage Simple

Author: Harville Hendrix
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780770437138
Release Date: 2013-03-12
Genre: Family & Relationships

Change the relationship you have into the one you want. Welcome to the Relationship Revolution! Making Marriage Simple is the accessible, essential road map to building a strong marriage in the modern world. Bestselling authors Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt distill into ten essential truths what they've learned about how to create a successful and satisfying relationship—both from their decades of “R&D” in the marriage lab of their workshops, and from their own relationship journey. In each chapter, Harville and Helen introduce a simple truth—such as “a frustration is a wish in disguise,” “incompatibility is grounds for marriage,” or “conflict is growth trying to happen”—and then walk couples through easy yet effective exercises to help them apply each truth in real life, every day. Harville and Helen have spent their careers helping couples transform their marriages through research, workshops, and counseling. But marriage—even for marriage experts—is never easy, and a number of years ago they found themselves on the brink of divorce. Harville and Helen put themselves back through the exercises they’d coached so many other couples through, saving their marriage and helping them achieve a true partnership. This book is for all couples. It offers the practical tools needed to transform one’s relationship into a rewarding and joyous marriage. Written with humor, compassion, and honesty, and illustrated throughout with engaging line drawings, Making Marriage Simple is a strategic blueprint for creating a stronger, more satisfying partnership in today's world.

Receiving Love Workbook

Author: Harville Hendrix
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416523017
Release Date: 2006-05-09
Genre: Self-Help

A companion workbook to the critically acclaimed relationship book Receiving Love: Transform Your Relationship by Letting Yourself Be Loved In 2004, Harville Hendrix and his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, co-creators of Imago Relationship Therapy, authored Receiving Love, a critically acclaimed guide to cultivating a loving, long-lasting relationship that Publishers Weekly called "intelligent and insightful . . . wise and sophisticated." Now, in the Receiving Love Workbook, Hendrix and Hunt have constructed a companion to that groundbreaking book in which they outline a simple, practical plan that will help you to apply the advice and exercises in Receiving Love to your own relationship. Receiving Love showed that while many men and women know how to give love, many more undermine their relationships by never having learned how to accept it. The Receiving Love Workbook will help you and your partner to explore the effect that this type of self-rejection has had in your individual lives and in your relationship as a couple. It contains a unique twelve-week course designed to help you work through the exercises in Receiving Love. It provides the same step-by-step instructions and examples that couples who participate in a couples' workshop or work with an Imago Relationship Therapist would experience. For those who are ready to take specific steps to surmount the self-rejection and heal its causes, the Receiving Love Workbook will help you to make the changes that will establish an easy, natural pattern of giving and receiving love and that will create the relationship of your dreams.

Time for a Better Marriage

Author: Jon Carlson
Publisher: Impact Publishers
ISBN: 1886230463
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Family & Relationships

The return of a classic! A systematic, practical model for building marriage skills, newly revised and updated. Invaluable tools to help make marriages more rewarding, effective, and satisfying by showing couples how to encourage each other, resolve conflict, communicate effectively, maintain equality in the relationship, and make better choices.

Treating Couples Well

Author: David C. Treadway
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351847834
Release Date: 2019-07-25
Genre: Psychology

Treating Couples Well shows clinicians how to create a collaborative approach to couple therapy, which will empower couples to take charge of their own treatment. Written in an engaging and conversational style, the book carefully explains how to help couples choose between a variety of clinical approaches and offers effective treatment strategies for a wide range of issues, including infidelity, intimacy and sexuality, communication, mental illness, and addiction. Chapters also explore the importance of considering the therapist’s own life experience and its impact on working with couples. Practical interventions, clinical vignettes, and homework exercises are included throughout to help therapists to successfully support the needs of each couple and to encourage meaningful work between sessions. Drawing on a plethora of case examples from the career of a leading couple therapist, Treating Couples Well will be a valuable resource to couple and marriage and family therapists at all levels.

Keeping the Love You Find

Author: Harville Hendrix
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671734206
Release Date: 1993-02
Genre: Family & Relationships

A guide to finding and keeping love shows readers how to meet the challenges of a new relationship, avoid making the same mistakes, deal with emotional issues, and improve their odds

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage Family and Couples Counseling

Author: Jon Carlson
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483369549
Release Date: 2016-10-11
Genre: Family & Relationships

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family and Couples Counseling is a new, all-encompassing, landmark work for researchers seeking to broaden their knowledge of this vast and diffuse field. Marriage and family counseling programs are established at institutions worldwide, yet there is no current work focused specifically on family therapy. While other works have discussed various methodologies, cases, niche aspects of the field and some broader views of counseling in general, this authoritative Encyclopedia provides readers with a fully comprehensive and accessible reference to aid in understanding the full scope and diversity of theories, approaches, and techniques and how they address various life events within the unique dynamics of families, couples, and related interpersonal relationships. Key topics include: Assessment Communication Coping Diversity Interventions and Techniques Life Events/Transitions Sexuality Work/Life Issues, and more Key features include: More than 500 signed articles written by key figures in the field span four comprehensive volumes Front matter includes a Reader’s Guide that groups related entries thematically Back matter includes a history of the development of the field, a Resource Guide to key associations, websites, and journals, a selected Bibliography of classic publications, and a detailed Index All entries conclude with Further Readings and Cross References to related entries to aid the reader in their research journey

Overcome Neediness and Get the Love You Want

Author: Jack Ito
Publisher:
ISBN: 0989099946
Release Date: 2016-07-01
Genre:

LESS NEEDY IS MORE ATTRACTIVE Are you always trying to make your relationship better, but somehow only make your partner upset? Now you can put an end to your neediness and more easily get the love you want. This guide takes the struggle out of overcoming neediness. Using clear examples and down to earth explanations, you will quickly begin to experience closer relationships. And by overcoming neediness, you will become more confident and attractive. Whether you are single or married, you can . . . * Overcome neediness to improve dating success * Overcome neediness to prevent a breakup or divorce * Overcome neediness to be more attractive * Overcome neediness to be more confident and relaxed * Overcome neediness to get commitment from your partner * Overcome neediness to improve other relationships ...And Many More PLUS: Help your partner to overcome neediness JACK ITO, PH.D. (Coach Jack) is a licensed clinical psychologist, who works as a marriage and relationship coach and specializes in reconciling on the edge marriages. He believes that most people divorce not because their relationships can't be improved but because people don't know how to improve them. His teaching is based on the principle "when we change the way we relate to others; they change the way they relate to us." Coach Jack holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary Graduate School of Psychology and has over 20 years of experience in the field of counseling and relationship coaching. A former clinical assistant professor of psychology at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa., Coach Jack has also worked with the U.S. Navy, helping Marines cope with post traumatic stress and reconnecting with their spouses, post-deployment. He is the author of four books, "Overcome Neediness and Get the Love You Want," "What to do When He Won't Change," "Connecting Through Yes " and "Therapy Beyond All Expectations," published by Loving Solutions Publishing. For more information about Dr. Jack Ito and for free relationship articles, please visit www.coachjackito.com.

Getting the Sex You Want

Author: Tammy Nelson
Publisher: Quiver
ISBN: 1592335268
Release Date: 2012-12-01
Genre: Self-Help

Here is a proven couples counseling method applied to sex for the very first time. Communication problems can erode a relationship in and out of the bedroom. This guide takes a proven communication method, which has been used to counsel millions of couples, and applies it to sex for the very first time. The Imago Relationship Therapy, which was pioneered by Harville Hendrix in the national bestseller and self-help classic Getting the Love You Want, shows readers how to understand and build trust with their partners through a unique form of dialogue. New in paperback, Getting the Sex You Want teaches readers how to build sexual communication skills quickly and connect with their partner in a new way. Readers learn exercises that enable them to communicate their sexual needs and desires, get past old issues, and revive passion in their relationship.

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

Author: Leslie S. Greenberg
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 0898627303
Release Date: 1988-10-07
Genre: Psychology

This influential volume provides a comprehensive introduction to emotionally focused therapy (EFT): its theoretical foundations, techniques, and clinical practice. EFT is a structured approach to couple therapy that integrates intrapsychic and interpersonal perspectives to help couples create new, more satisfying interactional patterns. Since the original publication of this book, EFT has been implemented and tested with growing numbers of couples in a wide range of settings. The authors, who codeveloped the approach, illuminate the power of emotional experience in relationships and in the process of therapeutic change. The book is richly illustrated with case examples and session transcripts.