Harville Hendrix


Harville Hendrix

Harville Hendrix, PhD, is a couples therapist who, with his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, cocreated Imago Relationship Therapy and developed the concept of “conscious partnership.” Their partnership and collaboration has resulted in numerous books on intimate relationships and parenting.

Hendrix holds a doctorate in psychology and theology from the University of Chicago and has received an honorary doctorate and two distinguished service awards. He has appeared on many national television shows to publicize Imago Relationship Therapy and the conscious relationship, including 18 guest appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show. One of his appearances won Oprah an Emmy award for the “most socially redemptive” daytime talk show and earned a spot on her Unforgettable! Oprah’s Top 20 Shows list. In addition to being featured on many radio shows, Hendrix’s work with Imago Relationship Therapy has been written about in numerous newspapers and magazines internationally, including the November 2005 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, where he was referred to as the “marriage whisperer.” He also is a member of the Redbook Marriage Institute, serving on the magazine’s team of marriage experts.

Harville Hendrix is the author of Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples and Keeping the Love You Find: A Single Person’s Guide to Achieving Lasting Love, both New York Times best-sellers. With Hunt, he coauthored Making Marriage Simple: Ten Truths for Changing the Relationship You Have into the One You Want; Giving the Love That Heals: A Guide for Parents, also a best-seller; Receiving Love: Transform Your Relationship by Letting Yourself Be Loved, plus three meditation books, two study guides, and a video for couples seen on more than 300 public television stations. Their books are published in more than 60 languages.

Hendrix and Hunt have six children and live in New York and New Mexico.

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