Author(s): Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt
Welcome to the Relationship Revolution! Making Marriage Simple is the accessible, essential road map to building a strong marriage in the modern world. Leading relationship experts Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt distil into 10 essential truths what they have learned about how to create a successful and satisfying relationship - from their counselling and workshops with married couples, their own 30-year relationship and decades of research. Harville and Helen have spent their careers helping couples transform their marriages. But marriage, even for marriage experts, is never easy, and a number of years ago they found themselves on the brink of divorce. Harville and Helen used their own tried-and-tested exercises they had coached so many couples through and in doing so saved their marriage. Written with humour, compassion and honesty, Making Marriage Simple will give all couples the practical tools they need to foster a rewarding marriage.
America's leading marriage experts distil the secrets to a happy marriage into 10 simple truths.
"An easy-to-understand handbook for creating and maintaining a "Partnership Marriage." Lightened by a cartoon couple's relationship conversations and whimsical descriptions of personality types (e.g., the Turtle and the Hailstorm), the book advocates a relationship in which each member helps the other recapitulate and recover from the emotional wounds of childhood...Hendrix and Hunt's focus on gentleness, reflective listening, and removing negativity forms a decidedly common-sense approach to marriage. Base this in a clear and methodical approach, and you've got a workable manual for couples committed to doing a better job living a modern married life--for their own sake and their partner's." "-Publishers Weekly "This book ought to be in every bride and groom's gift basket. Not only have Hendrix and Hunt created a delightful and easy-to-read guide to what every marriage needs, but they have done it by also revealing their own personal struggles (with their very happy ending) to the reader. We absolutely loved the cartoons. The book is the ideal combination of useful advice and very specific tips, and a real understanding of the huge benefits a new couple will gain from a lasting, intimate relationship. Here's how to make that happen!" --John & Julie Gottman, authors of "And Baby Makes Three" "I am thrilled that the greatest hits of what Harville and Helen have taught for decades are being distilled into one book. They are true masterful teachers and have offered clear, humorous, revelatory knowledge. Beyond supporting an intimate marriage, the application of these tools yields benefits throughout every relationship in your life." --Alanis Morissette "This is an enormously useful, helpful, and effective book (and workbook) for married couples, but really for relationships in general. With enormous clarity and insight, Harville and Helen walk us through the major traps of relationships, and specific techniques and exerci
Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., has more than 40 years of experience as a clinical pastoral counsellor, therapist, educator, clinical trainder and public speaker. Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D., was elected to the Women's Hall of Fame and is founder of The Sister Fund. Harville and Helen are bestselling authors and founders of the Institute for Imago Relationships International (www.gettingtheloveyouwant.com). At present their company helps 60,000 couples annually through a worldwide network of over 2,200 Imago therapists working in 33 countries, including the UK, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. (Facebook.com/harvillehendrix / Twitter: #HarvilleHendrix)