Dr. Harville Hendrix is arguably the nation’s foremost author, teacher and thinker on love and relationships. He is a Clinical Pastoral Counselor who is known internationally for his work with couples. He, and his wife, Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt, co-created Imago Relationship Therapy, a therapy for couples now practiced by over 2000 certified therapists in 30 countries. Their partnership and collaboration has resulted in 10 books in 57 languages, including his groundbreaking, seminal New York Times bestseller, Getting the Love You Want, and, most recently, Making Marriage Simple: 10 Truths for Changing the Relationship You Have into the One You Want. Dr. Hendrix has appeared on many national television shows including 18 guest appearances on Oprah, one of which won her an Emmy award for the “most socially redemptive” daytime talk show and was included by Oprah in her top twenty shows.
In this, one of our favorite conversations, Dr. Margaret Paul asserts that the essence of relationship conflict is a byproduct of self-abandonment.
Dr. Margaret Paul is the author of a number of best-selling books, including Do I Have To Give Up Me to Be Loved By You?, Inner Bonding, and Healing Your Aloneness. Her books have been translated into eleven languages and are distributed around the world.
She holds a Ph.D. in psychology and is a relationship expert, noted public speaker, workshop leader, educator, chaplain, consultant and artist. She has appeared on many radio and TV shows, including Oprah. She has successfully worked with thousands of individuals, couples and business relationships and continues to work with individuals and couples — mostly via phone.
Her passion is helping people heal the root cause of their pain and learn the path to joy and loving relationships.
This is my favorite song and video from last year. Beyond the stunning production and incredible performances, what I love most about it is the message. “Would you let me see beneath your beautiful.”
In Pathwork, we talk a lot about the defenses we put up that keep us from our people, and, more importantly, ourselves. To the extent we can embrace our “creatureliness,” our human imperfection, we can allow that which is divine in us to presence itself.
This song says it as beautifully as one could hope for.