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About The Book

From the New York Times bestselling author of Getting the Love You Want and Keeping the Love You Find comes illuminating and inspiring advice on one of the most complicated issues facing couples today: receiving love.

Many people know how to give love, but many more undermine their relationships by never having learned how to accept it. We don't always realize the ways in which we reject appreciation, affection, help, and guidance from our romantic partners. According to Hendrix and Hunt, until we are able to understand the meaning behind our behavior, our relationships stand to suffer.

Receiving Love prompts questions such as:

-Are you reluctant to tell your partner what you really want or need?
-When you do get what you've asked for, do you still feel dissatisfied?
-Is it difficult for you to accept kind gestures, gifts, or compliments from your partner?

With Receiving Love, you can learn how to break the shackles of self-rejection and embrace real intimacy. Drawing on their renowned expertise, the wide clinical experience of Imago therapists, and their own personal experience as a married couple, the authors offer detailed, sensitive advice on how to turn a relationship between two well-meaning yet misunderstood individuals into a true, everlasting partnership.

About The Authors

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Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., a clinical pastoral counselor and co-creator of Imago Relationship Therapy, has more than thirty-five years' experience as an educator, public lecturer, and couples' therapist.

Photo Credit: Arthur Cohen

Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. used her education in psychology to help develop the Imago process, as well as to support gender equity, for which she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. 

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