The Space Between

How to Reconnect After a Rupture

By Harville & Helen / 11/03/2020

In today’s increasingly image-based culture, it’s easy to feel like everyone has the perfect relationship – everyone but you, that is. Even the most idyllic relationships experience negativity and inevitable ruptures in connectivity. As noted in Getting the Love You Want, “Negativity is any thought, word, or deed that tells your partner, “You’re not OK...

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5 Tips for Relationships in the Midst of Coronavirus Times

5 Tips for Relationships in the Midst of Coronavirus Times

By Harville & Helen / 08/24/2020

As couples find themselves at home now more than ever before due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many relationships are feeling the strain. Work-related stress, childcare difficulties, interrupted routines and lack of social connections compound the difficulty of these uncertain times, leading overwhelmed partners to interacting from a place of frustration. Struggling for a way to...

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Barriers To Intimacy

Barriers to Intimacy© Quiz

By Harville & Helen / 04/28/2020

Love is something we’re all after. Whether it’s gaining it or maintaining it, however, love can feel elusive at times. But why is this? What might block one from experiencing the love meant for his or her own life? In their book, Receiving Love, Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. identify this common...

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Ten Tips for a Great Marriage

By Harville & Helen / 02/14/2020

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Harville Hendrix and his wife Helen LaKelly Hunt have distilled simple steps to help couples on the journey to the relationship of their dreams. Practice these ten tips for a great marriage, and they will take you on a journey to a wondrous love.

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What Makes the Imago Therapist Unique?

By Harville & Helen / 11/12/2019

When we first met, we had no idea our conversations on couples’ conflict would create a methodology of doing therapy that would become mainstream and go global. Nor did we realize that it contained the seeds of a paradigm shift that would redefine the human problem and offer an alternative solution to where psychological healing...

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Mismatched Marriages

By Harville & Helen / 06/06/2019

When we met Margaret and Sam, the contrast between them was obvious. He was dressed in a pin-striped suit with a red “power tie.” She was wearing an elaborate, colorful, frilly dress trimmed in lace, a stylish hairdo and impeccable make-up. He looked like a soldier from Wall Street; she looked like an actress from...

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Overcoming the Negativity Bias

By Harville & Helen / 05/16/2019

Imagine scripting a perfect day with your partner. You set out on a hike on a beautiful Sunday morning, take a dip at a refreshing waterfall with no one around, snack on the fruit salad and sandwiches you prepared together, and – feeling connected and energized – you head back home. And then one of...

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