n Health SA Gesondheid - Getting the love you want. A guide for couples, Harville Hendrix : book review

Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1025-9848
  • E-ISSN: 2071-9736



Dr Harville Hendrix is one of the world's leading marital therapists. He began his career as a therapist counseling both individuals and couples. He mentioned that he felt competent and effective with individuals, but saw the marital relationship as a complex system and he was not always capable of dealing with couples effectively. He ended up doing what most therapists did : problem-orientated contractual marriage counseling. This approach was not always useful or effective. His interest in relationship therapy started out of his own despair and disappointment after his divorce, and he had a compelling desire to make sense out of his dilemma.

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