Harriet Lerner

Harriet Lerner

American clinical psychologist.
Request an apology when you believe you deserve one, but don't get in a tug of war about it. Instead, be a role model and tender a genuine apology yourself when an apology is due. Your willingness to apologize can be contagious and models maturity for your partner. Also, your non-apologizing partner may use a nonverbal way to reconnect after a fight, defuse the tension, or show you he's in a new place and wants to repair a disconnection. Accept the olive branch however it's offered.More Harriet Lerner quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We commonly confuse closeness with sameness and view intimacy as the merging of two separate I's into one worldview.More Harriet Lerner quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sometimes the most helpful thing you can do is to stop trying to be helpful.More Harriet Lerner quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If what we are doing with our anger is not achieving the desired result, it would seem logical to try something different.More Harriet Lerner quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Before modern feminism, stories of female ambition were silenced or erased; even now, they are told with apology ("Yes, it's a great honor to be a Nobel Prize laureate, but really, what I love best is staying home and being a mother to Kevin and Annie").More Harriet Lerner quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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