The Dance of Connection by Harriet Lerner audiobook

The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You’re Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or Desperate

By Harriet Lerner, PhD
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HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780060956165
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Bestselling author Harriet Lerner focuses on the challenge and the importance of being able to express one's "authentic voice" in intimate relationships. The key problem in relationships, particularly over time, is that people begin to lose their voice. Despite decades of assertiveness training and lots of good advice about communicating with clarity, timing, and tact, women and men find that their greatest complaints in marriage and other intimate relationships are that they are not being heard, that they cannot affect the other person, that fights go nowhere, that conflict brings only pain. Although an intimate, long-term relationship offers the greatest possibilities for knowing the other person and being known, these relationships are also fertile ground for silence and frustration when it comes to articulating a true self. And yet giving voice to this self is at the center of having both a relationship and a self. Much as she did in THE MOTHER DANCE, Lerner will approach this rich subject with tales from her personal life and clinical work, inspiring and teaching readers to speak their own truths to the most important people in their lives.  

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Bestselling author Harriet Lerner focuses on the challenge and the importance of being able to express one's "authentic voice" in intimate relationships.

The key problem in relationships, particularly over time, is that people begin to lose their voice. Despite decades of assertiveness training and lots of good advice about communicating with clarity, timing, and tact, women and men find that their greatest complaints in marriage and other intimate relationships are that they are not being heard, that they cannot affect the other person, that fights go nowhere, that conflict brings only pain. Although an intimate, long-term relationship offers the greatest possibilities for knowing the other person and being known, these relationships are also fertile ground for silence and frustration when it comes to articulating a true self. And yet giving voice to this self is at the center of having both a relationship and a self. Much as she did in THE MOTHER DANCE, Lerner will approach this rich subject with tales from her personal life and clinical work, inspiring and teaching readers to speak their own truths to the most important people in their lives.

 


Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Lerner does a remarkable job teaching us new steps in the complicated, mysterious, painful, and beautiful dance that we call family life.” Mary Pipher, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia
The Dance of Connection can save your marriage, a friendship, and your relationship with your mother, father, sister, brother—even your boss. Lerner is one of the wisest, most sophisticated psychology writers alive today. Her book is brimming with practical advice, sharp wit, extraordinary knowledge, deep caring, and a wealth of ah-yes-how-true wisdom into human nature. Lerner knows us all so well.” Edward M. Hallowell, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Driven to Distraction
“Lerner shares her private family-of-origin stories which gives the book a vulnerability and humanness that other self-help titles lack.” Library Journal
“Lerner rescues us from the swamps and quicksands of difficult relationships with her unique clarity and profound intelligence.” Janis Abrahms Spring, PhD, author of After the Affair

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Author Bio: Harriet Lerner PhD

Author Bio: Harriet Lerner PhD

Harriet Lerner, PhD, is one of the nation’s most loved and respected relationship experts. Renowned for her work on the psychology of women and family relationships, she served as a staff psychologist at the Menninger Clinic for more than two decades. A distinguished lecturer, workshop leader, and psychotherapist, she is also the author of The Dance of Anger and other bestselling books and coauthor with her sister of an award-winning children’s book.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Runtime: 4.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English