Why Won't You Apologize?: Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts by Harriet Lerner

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Read Why Won't You Apologize?: Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts Online Free - “If you want to know why Harriet Lerner is one of my great heroes, Why Won’t You Apologize? is the answer. This book is a game changer.” —Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Rising Strong

“Harriet Lerner is one hell of a wise woman. She draws you in with deft and engaging prose, and then changes your life with her rigorous intelligence and her deeply human advice. I promise that you will never see ‘the apology’ in quite the same way.” —Esther Perel, MA, LMFT author of Mating in Captivity

Renowned psychologist and bestselling author of The Dance of Anger sheds new light on the two most important words in the English language—I’m sorry—and offers a unique perspective on the challenge of healing broken connections and restoring trust.

Dr. Harriet Lerner has been studying apologies—and why some people won’t give them—for more than two decades. Now she offers compelling stories and solid theory that bring home how much the simple apology matters and what is required for healing when the hurt we’ve inflicted (or received) is far from simple. Readers will learn how to craft a deeply meaningful “I’m sorry” and avoid apologies that only deepen the original injury.

Why Won’t You Apologize? also addresses the compelling needs of the injured party—the one who has been hurt by someone who won’t apologize, tell the truth, or feel remorse. Lerner explains what drives both the non-apologizer and the over-apologizer, as well as why the people who do the worst things are the least able to own up. She helps the injured person resist pressure to forgive too easily and challenges the popular notion that forgiveness is the only path to peace of mind. With her trademark humor and wit, Lerner offers a joyful and sanity-saving guide to setting things right.



Title : Why Won't You Apologize?: Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts
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ISBN : 1501129597
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 208 pages


Reviews


Elyse rated it ★★★★★

March 05, 2017

"Why Won't You Apologized", examines "The Many Faces of 'I'm Sorry". For two decades Harriet Lerner has been studying apologies. She's learned a few things ---witnessed tremendous powerful rewards from a heartfelt apology-- as well as the damage a bad apology can cause. The healing power of a 'go...


Jaidee rated it ★★★☆☆

December 01, 2017

3.5 "an important conversation to begin" stars !! All of us have been hurt by strangers and loved ones alike. These hurts take up a disproportionate amount of our interior lives and are sometimes the cause of dysfunctional ways of being in the world, in our relationships and with ourselves. Dr. L...


DeB rated it ★★★★★

February 28, 2017

5 stars. Harriet Lerner's latest book is filled with points on apology: the bogus apology, the overlong apology, holding off on the use of BUT and IF which are dealbreakers, and when and how to give and accept an olive branch. Earnest, honest considerate apologies retain connection in relationshi...


Rose rated it ★★★★★

January 02, 2018

Quick review for a quick read. It took me around 4 or so hours to read through this thought-provoking psychological read on the dissection of apologies. Topics that Harriet Lerner approaches in this book include what constitutes an apology (and what doesn't), what the types of apologies are, when...


Marina rated it ★★★★☆

March 15, 2017

Sensible, clear and wise advice, with humour and honesty throughout. Just what I needed to read and think about. Many clear examples and suggested scripts. A balanced approach, without much of the quasi-mystical gobbledy-gook of many self-help books on this topic.


Heidi rated it ★★★★★

March 02, 2017

A slender volume full of generous insights into good and bad apologies: how to frame a deeply meaningful one; how to identify “weaselly” insincere ones; when to accept, when not to, and how to go about it; how to express hurt and pain; how to hold the conversation that comes after; and what the e...


Su rated it ★★★★☆

May 17, 2017

Reading this book was kind of a wake-up call for me. Before I read this book, I couldn't even recall how many times in my life that I said "sorry" to the other people that they couldn't accept. I got hurt and frustrated so often thinking that the other party did not have the willingness to fix th...


Nancy rated it ★★★★★

February 07, 2017

All the reasons why we don't want to or feel we should have to apologize and all the reasons why it's important to do provide an honest, heartfelt apology in the correct way.


Jo-lynne rated it ★★★★★

February 07, 2017

This book has powerful stories and solid theory about how much the simple apology matters and why we so often muck it up. The information and examples are presented with wit and intelligence. Lerner explains how to craft a deeply meaningful “I’m sorry” and avoid making mistakes that only deepen t...


Allison rated it ★★★★★

April 24, 2017

I love Harriet Lerner. Her stories and examples and insights are so spot-on, funny and applicable. I feel like I just got 10 therapy sessions for free by reading this book.





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