The Dance of Connection

The Dance of Connection

How to Talk to Someone When You're Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or Desperate

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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.





Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, [2001]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780060196387
0060196386
Branch Call Number: 153.6 L562
BF 637.C45 L616 2001
Characteristics: xii, 256 pages ; 25 cm

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mimi2012
Apr 10, 2012

This is a good read for anyone looking into ways to have conversations that might seem difficult with people you love ...truthtelling and looking out for ourselves.Silence ,in the name of 'protecting' self or the other person only diminishes us...that was my take away! Happy read everyone!

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