Author(s): Harriet Goldhor Lerner
A fresh new jacket design brings this classic self-help guide up to date for a contemporary readership. One of the forerunners to today's pop psych market along with Women Who Love Too Much, this multimillion bestseller shows us how anger affects women's relationships and explains how to turn this often destructive force into a constructive one. For many women, anger is a destructive force that perpetuates all the harmful dynamics of their most intimate relationships. This classic, inspirational book from internationally respected feminist psychologist Harriet Lerner explores the ways in which anger can lead into a destructive 'dance' within women's relationships- permanent fighting with your nearest and dearest, distancing yourself through silence or blaming others for the failure of your relationships. Practical and accessible, this book also shows women how the destructive 'dance of anger' can be turned into a constructive force- women should neither suppress their anger nor vent it through aggression, but learn focussed ways to deal with it to find the best solution for all concerned. Focussing largely on family relationships, the book shows women how to deal with many different relationship issues. The book has meaning for all women, regardless of age, background or experience. Harriet Lerner provides the reader with the insights and practical skills to stop behaving in the old predictable ways and to begin to use anger to establish a more positive approach to significant relationships.
'A careful and compassionate exploration of women's anger.' SUSIE ORBACH 'An inspirational book.' RELATE NEWS 'Provides a whole new way of looking at your problems. A good investment.' Amaxon reader, 2001
Harriet Lerner is an internationally acclaimed feminist psychotherapist and best-selling author of The Dance of Anger, The Dance of Intimacy and The Dance of Deception; her books have sold over 3 million copies worldwide. She trained at the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, a world renowned psychiatric and behavioural hospital, before setting up in private practice in Topeka, Kansas. In addition to her practice and writing, she lectures and gives workshops.