Item description for The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships by Harriet Lerner...
Overview Based on the author's clinical experience and workshops she has introduced, a twentieth anniversary edition of the classic guide helps women understand the causes and patterns of their anger while providing specific alternatives for forging more powerful relationships. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
"Anger is a signal and one worth listening to," writes Dr. Harriet Lerner, in her renowned classic that has transformed the lives of millions of readers.While anger deserves our attention and respect, women still learn to silence our anger, to deny it entirely, or to vent it in a way that leaves us feeling helpless and powerless. In this engaging and eminently wise book, Dr. Lerner teaches women to identify the true sources of our anger and to use anger as a powerful vehicle for creating lasting change.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships by Harriet Lerner has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 45
Ingram Advance - 05/01/2005 page 125
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Studio: Harper Paperbacks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date May 3, 2005
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 006091565X ISBN13 9780060741044
Availability 0 units.
More About Harriet Lerner
Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist whose many acclaimed books, including The Dance of Anger and the upcoming Why Won't You Apologize, have topped six million copies in combined sales. She is a dynamic, sought-after speaker who has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, and NPR, and she hosts The Dance of Connection blog on psychologytoday.com.
Harriet Lerner currently resides in Lawrence, in the state of Kansas.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships?
Still relevant today! Mar 17, 2007
I bought this book at the recommendation of my therapist. Once I started reading this, I wondered, why? Why did she recommend this? I never thought of myself as "angry", however as I kept reading I realized the book is about most women I know, including myself, who constantly habor the same feelings and resentments, day after day, month after month - the dance - with no resolution in sight. I recommend this book to anyone - man or woman - who feels stuck in a rut in a personal relationship, ANY personal relationship, with no growth or maturation in sight. It will lead you to understand that you are only responsible for yourself and that you cannot change anyone else - whether you are concious of the fact that you are "hoping" for this change or not! Loved it!
dance of intimacy Jan 15, 2007
This book was very intersting and helped me to better understand relationships in a whole new different aspect. This was one of the best most informative books that I've read recently. Two thumbs up for me!
Wonderful resource for both men and women. Jan 9, 2007
Dr. Lerner provides some excellent information on how anger influences our lives on a daily basis, particularly in interpersonal relationships. Her examples and explanations are clear and concise and as a former therapist I would heartily recommend this book as a resource for use in a therapeutic situation and for anyone seeing knowledge on the affect of anger on our lives.
Insightful and helpful Jan 5, 2007
Very helpful. Even if you enjoy analyzing and reanalyzing yourself and your relationships, this book helps present ideas in a clear and simple manner. It has many examples so that you see "bad" behavior in its many forms.
The Dance of Anger CD: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Pattern of Intimate Relationships Jan 4, 2007
I bought both the CD and book for this title, recommended by my counselor. The CD has been listened to on my trips to and from work, and the book has been a continuing reference. I saw/see myself in so many of the situations detailed by the author; I could have been the woman with a very similar story. As I realized that patterns had been deeply set, I knew that I had to be the one to start the changes. Was it difficult? Of couse, but I needed to stop the cycle that was destroying my relationship. It has been more than three months since I first started using this guide. With the help of a wonderful therapist, I can say that the relationship with my husband is stronger than I ever felt it would be. There is still more work to be done, and I will continue. I do not want anger to ever control me/us again.