Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., is a beloved and respected relationship expert. An author, speaker, and psychologist, Harriet is best known for her work on the psychology of women, marriage, and family relationships.
In this conversation she and I talk about anger, why letting yourself feel it is critical, and how it can be a powerful driver for clarity and change in your life.
Anger can help us define ourselves. It can teach us what we think, what we feel, and what ground we stand on. Anger also becomes a vehicle for change when it signals to us that something is wrong.
Many of us have black and white mindsets about anger. Harriet and I discuss the space in between and how to be present in the “shades of gray.” Both of us share personal stories about anger and we discuss the different societal expectations of the expression of anger by women and men.
Listen in to learn how to effectively channel your anger to drive learning and change in your life.
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WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER
- Why anger is not a “bad” tool for change
- How anger provides clarity
- What happens when you don’t let yourself feel anger
- Harriet’s personal stories about anger
- The differences and similarities between shame and anger
- How society expects women to feel anger
- Steps you can take to get clarity from anger
RESOURCES FOR YOU
- My interview with Harriet about Marriage Rules
- My interview with Harriet about The Dance of Anger
- The Dance of Anger
- The Dance of Fear
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