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.
Odd couple Hendrix and Hunt, whose groundbreaking Getting the Love You Want is wildly popular with marriage counselors everywhere, bring their Imago Relationship Therapy method and personal experiences to this 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. The overall message built on an enthusiastic notion of marriage as the core institution of society and following a structure of specific communication exercises is one that divorce-happy America may not be ready to hear: the best way to heal a relationship is not to repair the two people, but the Space between them. 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.