The New York Times bestseller with over 4 million copies sold.
Now fully revised for 2019 with new insights and lasting wisdom for couples!
"This soulful and practical handbook helped me build a foundational template for my marriage.”
Grammy Award-Winning Singer and Songwriter
“Take in these time-tested practical steps to love and enjoy the freedom and closeness you deserve."
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
Mindsight Institute and New York Times bestselling author
About Getting the Love You Want
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.
About the Authors
Harville Hendrix Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt Ph.D. are internationally-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 television program 17 times!
Marriage is never easy—even for marriage experts. After a decade of marriage, Harville and Helen found themselves teetering on the brink of divorce. As they trained other therapists how to save marriages, they started to lose hope that their own relationship would survive. Facing the inevitable, they decided to give one last try and commit to do everything possible to salvage their relationship.
Ironically, their own teaching made the biggest difference. Harville and Helen experienced the ultimate benefit of “practicing what you preach” to overcome negativity and learn to lovingly communicate with each other. They reconnected through the exercises they use to coach thousands of other couples, restored their marriage, and enjoy a true partnership that has lasted over 30 years. Their story of hope and seasoned history of helping others uniquely qualifies Harville and Helen as true relationship experts.
Harville and Helen co-created Imago Relationship Therapy to promote the transformation of couples and families by a creating relational culture that support universal equality. In addition, they've developed resources that help couples, families, and educators strengthen their relationship knowledge and skills. They are the co-founders of Imago Relationships International, a non-profit organization that has trained over 2,000 therapists and educators in 51 countries around the world.
Harville and Helen have been married for more than 30 years. They have six children, six grandchildren, and reside in Dallas, Texas.