Author(s): Harriet Goldhor Lerner
`Soulful, compassionate, and oh so right'
Endowed with the power to rebuild broken relationships and restore trust, "I'm sorry" are the two most important words in our language. But what makes a good apology? Why are some people unable to say sorry while others apologize all the time? Should we always forgive those who offer to make amends? In this sanity-saving guide to setting things right, renowned psychologist and bestselling author Harriet Lerner answers these questions and more. Drawing on personal stories and solid theory she explains the transformative power of forgiveness and how we can heal the wounds we've inflicted (or suffered). Lerner teaches us how to be mindful in crafting a meaningful apology, and the importance of resisting the pressure to forgive too easily while keeping peace of mind.
The practical, engaging and profound guide to making amends and learning how to forgive
`Soulful, compassionate and oh so right' -- Susie Orbach `This book is a game changer' -- Brene Brown, PhD, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Rising Strong `Draws you in with deft and engaging prose, and then changes your life with her rigorous intelligence and her deeply human advice' -- Esther Perel, MA, LMFT author of Mating in Captivity Lerner pioneers on behalf of women's whole humanity' -- Gloria Steinem
DR HARRIET LERNER is the internationally acclaimed relationship expert and author of many bestselling books, including the New York Times bestseller The Dance of Anger. Renowned for her work on the psychology of women and family relationships, she is a distinguished lecturer, consultant and psychotherapist, and has served as a staff psychologist at the Menninger Clinic for several decades. She is the author of 12 books published in 35 languages.