The Leading eBooks Store Online 3,915,026 members ⚫ 1,276,665 ebooks

New to

Learn more

The Dance of Connection

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

The Dance of Connection by Harriet Lerner
Buy this eBook
US$ 14.99
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)

In her most affirming and life-changing book yet, Dr. Harriet Lerner teaches us how to restore love and connection with the people who matter the most. In The Dance of Connection we learn what to say (and not say) when:

  • We need an apology, and the person who has harmed us won't apologize or be accountable.
  • We don't know how to take a conversation to the next level when we feel desperate.
  • We feel worn down by the other person's criticism, negativity, or irresponsible behavior.
  • We have been rejected or cut off, and the other person won't show up for the conversation.
  • We are struggling with staying or leaving, and we don't know our "bottom line."
  • We are convinced that we've tried everything -- and nothing changes.

Filled with compelling personal stories and case examples, Lerner outlines bold new "voice lessons" that show us how to speak with honor and personal integrity, even when the other person behaves badly.

Whether we're dealing with a partner, parent, sister, or best friend, The Dance of Connection teaches us how to navigate our most important relationships with clarity, courage, and joyous conviction.

HarperCollins; October 2009
256 pages; ISBN 9780061851834
Read online, or download in secure EPUB
Title: The Dance of Connection
Author: Harriet Lerner
  • News
Rejection Sucks - Psychology Today (blog)
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 11:16:38 -0700
Rejection SucksPsychology Today (blog)I still remember when I was 16 and my best friend dropped me for another girl because I ...
Mothers and Daughters: A Crucial Connection After Divorce - Huffington Post (blog)
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 12:35:58 -0700
Huffington Post (blog)Mothers and Daughters: A Crucial Connection After DivorceHuffington Post (blog)After writing a book with ...