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A little prepared for the hurts and pains is just that BEING A LITTLE PREPARED So how do we do this so we all win Can we prepare for the sudden shocking harsh criticism that seems to come from nowhere How would anyone know how to respond ffectively to an on the spot attackwhen The Real Witches Kitchen emotions are stirring and defensives are rising THE ADVICE in this book is worth hundreds of dollars When we ve been insulted or injured by someone who just doesn t get it we can learn the steps necessary to change the tone of the conversation and get through Other times however nothing we say or do will change the unrepentant wrongdoer In fact the serious than harm the less likely it is for the wrongdoer to feel genuine remorse and make amends What does the hurt party do then The challenge of apology and reconciliation is a dance that occurs between at least two people We are many times over on both sides of theuation I TRY TO REMEMBER we ve all been on BOTH SIDES OF THE EUATIONIt helps with compassion The Preachers Kid empathy and forgiveness Harriet givesxamples of common apology mistakes such as adding on but or if Even if we are convinced we are only partially at fault we can saved a chat for a later different conversation at a different time A true apology isn t about us At the same time we do not need to forgive the person who has hurt us to feel free from obsessive anger and bitterness Her chapters on forgiveness add new light to the word Harriet says it s not our job to O Testamento encourage others to forgive We need ways to protect and support our feelings of resentment anger and general negative feelings inside but we can t force or push premature forgiveness People need to take the amount of time they need Effective apologies involve than saying the right words or avoiding the wrong ones but as Harriet points out it s useful to know the difference She gives a lesson in Bad Apologies 101 those buts if s justificationxcuses After we understand simple and middle size apologies giving and receiving she moves on to complex complicated situations And this is where your money is well spent A good apology is a giftbut a failed one is a terrible cost Tons of great Gangbang Slut examples of both in this little gem of a book uick review for a uick 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 and The most valuable part of this book is Lerner s list of five ways to ruin an apology Having had apologies ruined for me in just these ways I thought I might confirm a bit of this1 I m sorry butDoesn t really matter how yound that sentence it s always going to boil down to I m sorry but I don t owe you an apology2 I m sorry you feel that wayand here are a few therapists I can recommend to help you with that Because you know the fact that you have feelings is something you should really look into3 The Mystifying ApologyAlso known as apologies that don t make any sense Let s say for One Con Glory example someone hurts your feelings and then leaves you alone for a little while Later you find out the leaving you alone was meant to be the apology I was respecting your feelings You mean this pain you brought into being Seriously So inssence you ve been respecting your own handiwork Good to know4 Forgive me already and do it nowIt is absolutely astonishing how very many people believe the mandated response to I m sorry is I forgive you Hold up on that response and you are denying them their rightful share of absolution Suddenly they re mad as hornetsbecause of course the power has shifted And right there before your very Defying Shadows (Rising Shadows eyes they magically transform into victims5 The Intrusive ApologyThis is the apology you get from someone whose treatment of you was sogregious that you ve decided to have nothing The Great Orange Leonard Scandal (Tall Tales Series; 4) else to do with them for the rest of your life Also known in my house as The Your Feelings STILL Mean Nothing To Me Apologygenerally offered up by The Only Person on The Planet Who MattersI wish I could say the rest of Dr Lerner s book was ofual value to me if only in terms of what it might serve to validate Sadly it wasn t For someone who so resolutely Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, espouses the worth of clarity and brevity it was puzzling toncounter so little of that here We ve all witnessed or likely A Fairly Honourable Defeat experienced firsthand the power of an apology A sincere apology can repair damage done while an insincere orven absent apology can cause further hurt that hits us harder than the deed that should be apologized for Harriet Lerner shows us how to compose an honest and heartfelt apology receive an apology and move forward in restoring our relationships Well worth the read. El remorse Lerner xplains 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 asily 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 righ.
This book deserves 5 solid stars and I don t give out 5 stars very often This book is invaluable to anyone who has friends andor family in their lives who lack luster in the apology department It covers both big hurts such as deep seeded wounds of child abuse as well as smaller offenses such as a friend not saying thank you when you pick up the check I have people in my life who behave this way and I find it very frustrating For this reason I decided to read the book for myself as well as a possible recommendation for my clients I don t like to recommend a book to a client if I myself haven t read it from cover to cover So there I went plowing away at this book turning the pages and devouring the wisdom on very single page Dr Lerner delivers her wealth of knowledge and xperience with both The Man Without a Face empathy and humor a combination I found to be veryndearing and personal By the Happy Easter, Mouse! (If You Give...) end of the book I felt I had just completed a very long cathartic and productive therapy session myself and I needed it Who doesn t Going into this book I hadxpected to gain insight as to why others don t apologize as well as how I can learn to live with or confront their shortcomings These insights are indeed in the book and Gone (Gone, extremely helpful And in fact I really wish some of my family members would read this book and learn how to give a heartfelt apology However I didn txpect to Threads Of The Shroud experience self growth in terms of my own shortcomings when it comes to not only giving my own proper apology but in the ways in which I ask for an apology I sure can improve on both fronts and I will If you are one of this people who over apologize I am not the book also addresses this behavior and you may find it helpful Thank you Dr Lerner I appreciate the therapy session What a bargain 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 relationships demonstrate respect and maturelyxpress accountability And most people have a hard time letting go to offer an apology Lerner covers that and in her very informative book I was hoping to find something a bit different than that wise advice that it is And All Seated on the Ground eventually on page 143 of this 190 page guide I did plus I m an apologizer an anomaly in my original family It was a family that didn t talk about the big stuff a mom who shut down from my non apologizing father siblings who took cues on how to hold power and I learned to shut up and try to avoid getting in trouble My father carried and created weighty grudges My mom ran interference when she could Apologies were not modelled in that household By the time I d married my second husband I d realized that I wasn t a fighter Neither is my husband Neither of us had to duck the other and we could refine the art of apology listening closely and respectingach other I had a safe zone I began to take that safe zone with me in Untitled. encounters with others and practiced my apologies openly where I understood I needed to Not perfection just tryingWhen a seuence of shatteringpisodes of power plays blaming shaming and fury blew up recently with forty year old grievances I d never heard before I was gutted I was the fall guy for a difficult family transition and their minds were made up My original family was oddly now serene There would be no conversation with them They had said their piece closed the door I was uncomprehending I tried reason letters wishes for Wiring explanations apologies for my ignorance desire to understand notes and gifts over anxtended time hoping Nothing My father s cross generational pattern of cut off had found me Losses we don t see coming are the most difficult to deal withWhen the non apologetic wrongdoer has never been accountable our reactive brain Against All Odds excels in rehashing grievancesA heartfelt apology allows the hurt party the space toxplore the possibilities of healing instead of just trying to make sense of it all The apology is also a gift to ourselfwe cannot orphan ourselves from our first family When we cut off from a close family member that person becomes an ven bigger presence inside usSo how do I go on I ve travelled the corridors of grief and guilt of disbelief and utter helplessness I ve struggled with irony that my family has been the centrally most important aspect of my life argued with letting go and wrestled with the knotted concept of forgiveness Harriet Lerner writes When it comes to our close relationships I agree with the words of Janis Abrahms Spring YOU DON T RESTORE YOUR HUMANITY WHEN YOU FORGIVE AN UNAPOLOGETIC OFFENDER HE RESTORES HIS HUMANITY WHEN HE WORKS TO EARN. 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 uniue perspective on the challenge of healing broken connections and restoring trustDr Harriet Lerner has been studying apologies and why some people won’t give them for than two decades Now she offers compelling stories and solid theory that bring home.
YOUR FORGIVENESS Thank you Harriet Lerner For now then I ll just breathe Five stars RECOMMENDED Valuable nuggets on a challenging social skill and relationship changer 35 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 Lerner begins a very important conversation about the nature of hurt betrayals apologies and forgiveness She bitten off a huge topic and in a pleasant and vaguely helpful way discusses the nature of the above with research clinical xamples and her own lived The DOS experience The writing is accessible and interesting but she fails to delve into any of the above with the gusto and detail that I craved This is neither clinical manual nor self help book but rather a meandering albeit wise tome that weaves in and out with insight and keen observations This is the kind of book that you may need to read two or three times to allow the material to permeate your own defenses andmotional reactions On first read though I wanted and Against All Odds expected from this most helpful of psychologist I will not apologize for that Sensible clear and wise advice with humour and honesty throughout Just what I needed to read and think about Many clearxamples and suggested scripts A balanced approach without much of the uasi mystical gobbledy gook of many self help books on this topic This was a tough book to readit made me realize how skimpy and hollow some of my apologies have been and why they didn t Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism elicit the responses that I d hoped for It s a wonderful book deep insights great anecdotes that really helpxplain how different apologies and responses affect us interesting discussion about the possibility of forgiveness and so many ways to help understand ourselves and others I may have to buy this in the futureand mark it all up to remind me when I forget how to apologize how to handle non apologies Treasons, Stratagems, And Spoils etc This bookxplores the power and potential pitfalls of apologies It offers a guide to the art of crafting an apology that is meaningful and can restore trust The book also offers insight to situations where the offended person feels they are owed an apology but are not receiving one And there s also advice on how to properly receive an apology when it does come The author is a psychologist with years of Payment Due experience to draw from in offeringxamples of situations where apologies were a factor in saving or Vampireville (Vampire Kisses, ending relationships The book acknowledges times when relationships can t be restored and in some cases Why Won t You Apologizedxamines 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 good apology is immediately recognizable Anger and resentment melts away It feels better to be connected than disconnectedbut as Harriet says we re all apology challenged with certain people and in some situations How many of us say Hi My name isI m happy to meet you I m looking forward to our working together And by the wayI m a Champion Apologizer YikesI d wonder if this person going to steal my lunch then offer up their champion apology Kidding asideWe prepare our taxes ok maybe not the President we prepare for weddings Pirate of the Pacific (Doc Savage, exams speeches living trusts recitals dinner gueststcbut do we prepare ourselves for The Rich and the Profane (Lovejoy, effective apologies where the person you care about and you both are left feeling love lightness and connected Seeing the missing links to what was missing in a couple of past situations for myself was beneficial not from blame or shame or guilt but from humanity all parties involved Thexamples in this book were terrific clear and Turbulence easily applied to my own memory of a situation ones I wished would have gone differently Great little book to look inward with Selfvaluate Complete Take responsibility for our parts of an apology no no less While reading the information that Harriet Lerner was dishing out at first it seemed reasonable good common sense but looking deeper I saw several holes in my apology Tropical Bioproductivity education giving and receiving I don t considered myself a complete moron fruitcake of having no desire skill to apologize but I wouldn t win a grand prize as Champion Apologizerither I DEFINITELY picked up some insightful brilliance the Oh of course now I see the fool I wasI want to be better prepared for relationship bumps in the road I CARE WHOLEHEARTEDLY about my relationships So I must continue to house clean with myself I m a turd sometimes and so are other people Being. How much the simple apology matters and what is reuired 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 fe.
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Dr Harriet Lerner PhD Clinical Psychology City University of New York; MA Educational Psychology Columbia University Teachers College was born and raised in Brooklyn New York the second of two daughters Her parents Archie and Rose Goldhor were both children of Russian Jewish immigrant parents They were high school graduates who wanted their daughters to be someone at a time when