Harville Hendrix

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Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., (born 1935) is an author of relationship self-help books and with his wife Helen LaKelly Hunt is the creator of Imago Relationship Therapy.

Hendrix is best known for his book Getting the Love You Want, a New York Times best-seller,[1] which gained popularity after Hendrix appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show.[2] He has a Ph.D. in psychology and religion from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago.[3] With his wife, he founded the nonprofit organization Imago Relationships International, which trains therapists in Imago Therapy.[4] Their son, Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, is the front man of the American black metal band Liturgy.


  • Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples, Henry Holt and Company, 1988
  • Keeping the Love You Find, Atria, 1993
  • Giving the Love That Heals, Atria, 1997
  • Receiving Love, Atria, 2004
  • Making Marriage Simple: Ten Truths for Changing the Relationship You Have into the One You Want, Harmony Books, 2013
  • Hendrix, Harville (2017). The Space Between : The Point of Connection / Harville Hendrix ; Helen LaKelly Hunt. Franklin, TN: Clovercroft Publishing. ISBN 978-1945507366.


  1. ^ Best Sellers April 16, 1989, The New York Times.
  2. ^ “IDEAS & TRENDS; What Publishers Will Do for a Place on the Right List”, Roger Cohen, The New York Times, August 12, 1990.
  3. ^ "Harville Hendrix: Relationships, the Brain, and Zero Negativity", Insights at the Edge podcast, June 28, 2011.
  4. ^ “Seven Questions for Harville Hendrix”, Ryan Howes, Psychology Today, February 12, 2009.

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