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Receiving Love

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Harville Hendrix has illuminated the paths to loving, long-lasting relationships in his New York Times bestsellers Getting the Love You Want and Keeping the Love You Find. Now, with coauthor and wife Helen LaKelly Hunt, he brings us to a new understanding about one of the most complicated issues facing couples today:

Receiving Love

Many men and women know how to give love,

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 28th 2004 by Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group (first published 2004)
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A trite rehash of his previous bestseller, Hendrix seems to be grasping at thin air for enough substance to fill an entire book. The subject is one that warrants further research and one that we definitely need more literature on -but this is not the book to provide it.
Ginger Smith
I was kind of disappointed in this book. I felt like it was more of an advertisement for the Imago Relationship Therapy techniques that the authors teach than it was on how to open yourself up to receiving love.

The bulk of the book was about three married couples who had to transform their “separate” beings into “connected” beings in order to build a more solid relationship full of trust, understanding, and open communication.

Many of the concepts were not new to me: Couples working on increasin
Faiza Venzant
I think the title to this book is somewhat deceiving. It has much more to do with looking at how you behave in current relationships based on the relationship you had with your parents. Was good to read as a couple for some of the conversation it invited but mostly was a disappointment. Theory was much too narrow, heterosexist and traditional for most of the couples I know today.
Mishna Wolff
Yes, I do read these once in a while. And I particularly liked this book: both as a very insightful self help book and an interesting look into some interesting relationships. Nothing like reading about other peoples problems to make yours seem benign. I recommend this book to anyone who is in, or plans on having a relationship.
Elisa Kay
Some interesting concepts in this book. Are you a maximiser or a minimiser? What things from your childhood affect your relationships now? I think my boyfriend will kill me though if I mirrored what he said, empathise and sympathise. Definately lending it to a friend of mine, who needs self love just like I do.
Very hokily written, and exceedingly repetitive, but had some good concepts to think about. Much preferred another book I read at the same time that, in fact, referenced the concepts in this one, but in a much more accessible way (Lies at the Altar by Robin Smith).
My Imago has been trying to dialogue with my family through mirroring, validating and empathizing but my Child is preparing for a tantrum and my Parent is about to let loose. All this hurting and projecting needs a lot of healing. Where did my adult go?
I'm listening to the audio version. These authors really hit the nail on the head on how we can look at our relationships and open up ourselves to receiving love. This is one of those books I will listen to more than once.
Mark Goodman
Some interesting ideas but nothing very new or inspiring. Much of this was already said in Getting the Love You Need, their older book. Disappointing.
Receiving love is an amazing book. Really makes you look at yourself and within yourself and realize you are worth the love you are given.
Excellent book, great for couples, individuals, and anyone interested in maintaining and having a positive relationship.
Karen wako
excellent book on relationships and how we sometimes have trouble accepting love from others.
Browsed rather than read but liked what I browsed
Almer Stoffer
Deze zou iedereen moeten lezen
Great tips on pgs 180-192
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Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., is the author of Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples, a New York Times bestseller that has sold more than two million copies. He has more than thirty years’ experience as an educator and therapist. He specializes in working with couples in private practice, teaching marital therapy to therapists, and conducting couples workshops across the country. Dr. Hendrix i ...more
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“Experiencing empathy, the freedom to explore, trust, and insight can reset your default reactions to a more curious, tolerant, and confident stance. Because our brains are plastic, consistently positive experiences do stimulate existing neurons to adapt and connect in different pathways. Nurturing relationships help us grow psychologically and neurally in ways that are not possible in nonnurturing relationships. As adults, our most important opportunity for a nurturing relationship comes through committed partnership. It’s a breakthrough to realize that the purpose of committed relationship is not to be happy, but to heal. And then you will be happy!” 0 likes
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