RECEIVING LOVE AND BEING LOVED: Transforming your Intimate Relationship
Featuring Authors and Therapists Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D.
This groundbreaking couple are the best-selling authors of Getting the Love You Want and coauthors of Giving the Love that Heals and are among the first to address the biggest unexplored issue facing partners today: Surprisingly, most of us find giving love easier than accepting it.
Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, co-creators of Imago Relationship Therapy, offer a definitive path to breaking the debilitating fears and the effects of self-rejection and instead, allow us to embrace the love of our partners.
Drawing on years of experience, including that of hundreds of Imago therapists, the authors share details as to how to conquer the suffering that comes from self-rejection and lean instead toward love and acceptance; if only we knew how to do it.
Harville Hendrix Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt Ph.D. are globally respected couple’s therapists, educators, speakers, and New York Times bestselling authors. Together, they have written over 10 books with more than 4 million copies sold, including the timeless classic, Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples. In addition, Harville has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey TV show more than a dozen times.
However, marriage — even for marital experts—isn’t simple. Just like any other couple, Harville and Helen suffered a power struggle where they pushed the other, “Why aren’t you more like me!” Overpowering comments would inevitably lead to an argument. Blaming and attacking one another became the norm.
After ten years of marriage, they teetered toward divorce. Despite routinely training fellow therapists how to save marriages, they were losing hope as to how to save their own. Facing divorce, they decided to give their all to save their relationship, one last time.
Thankfully, it was their own teaching that made the difference. Harville and Helen are proof that “practicing what you preach” can make a difference. They began to change their negative patterns and learned to more lovingly communicate. They started again, using the exercises they developed to coach thousands of other couples. They saved their marriage and today enjoy a fulfilling partnership that has spans 30+ years. Their story is one of hope and further qualifies Harville and Helen as relationship specialists.
Together, Harville and Helen co-created Imago Relationship Therapy to enable the transformation of couples and families by encouraging a relational environment that promotes universal equality. Additionally, they’ve created resources that help couples, families, and educators develop their relationship skills. They are co-founders of Imago Relationships International, a non-profit that trains therapists and educators worldwide.