We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.— Harville Hendrix
The most jaw-dropping Harville Hendrix quotes to discover and learn by heart
Marriage is not a static state between two unchanging people.
Marriage is a psychological and spiritual journey that begins in the ecstasy of attraction, meanders through a rocky stretch of self-discovery, and culminates in the creation of an intimate, joyful, lifelong union.
Above all else, we seek connection - with parts of ourselves that we have repressed, with other people, and with the larger universe. We cannot experience life in its fullness unless we have an intimate relationship with another human being and, beyond that, a feeling of connection with the world around us.
Many divorced or widowed people do with their singleness what they should have done before they married for the first time: live alone, find their own rhythms, date a variety of people, go into therapy, develop new friends and interests, learn how to live with and care for themselves.
Conflict is the alchemical soup that transforms raw emotion and instinct into pure gold.
Singleness would be recognized as a vital stage of the journey to maturation, a time to learn about who we are, to learn responsibility and self-sufficiency, to identify our true desires, and to confront our inner strengths and demons.
When we meet an Imago match, that chemical reaction occurs, and love ignites.
All other bets, all other ideas about what we want in a mate, are off. We feel alive and whole, confident that we have met the person who will make everything all right.
Every therapeutic intervention is an act of social transformation.
Nature does not care that you are comfortable, only that you evolve.
Romantic Love delivers us into the passionate arms of someone who will ultimately trigger the same frustrations we had with our parents, but for the best possible reason! Doing so brings our childhood wounds to the surface so they can be healed.
We always marry someone for the purpose of finishing our childhood.
The depth of our love can be measured by our efforts.
We demonstrate our love when we take that extra step.