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Part Two
Part Three

Harriet Lerner

Harriet Lerner is a senior staff psychologist at the Menninger clinic, a psychotherapist, communication expert, and storyteller. Her work on the psychology of women has earned her international acclaim. Ms. Lerner is the author of many best-selling books, including The Dance of Intimacy and The Dance of Anger.

The Dance of Intimacy

In The Dance of Intimacy (review or buy), Dr. Harriet Lerner outlines the steps to take so that good relationships can be strengthened and difficult ones can be healed. Taking a careful look at those relationships where intimacy is most challenged -- by distance, intensity, or pain -- she teaches us about the specific changes we can make to achieve a more solid sense of self and a more intimate connectedness with others.

The Dance of Anger

A central theme in The Dance of Anger (review or buy) is that our most serious problems with anger come about when we choose between having a relationships and having a self. In her book, Ms. Lerner explains that it is possible to have both. Based on the stories of hundreds of women, The Dance of Anger explores how we can avoid both outward blame and self-negation, and ultimately seek out the messages that our anger brings.