Harriet Lerner

Harriet Lerner

American clinical psychologist.
Marriage is the lightning rod that absorbs anxiety and stress from all other sources, past and present. When marriage has a firm foundation of solid friendship and mutual respect, it can tolerate a fair amount of raw emotion. A good fight can clear the air, and it's nice to know we can survive conflict and even learn from it. Many couples, however, get trapped in endless rounds of fighting and blaming that they don't know how to get out of. When fights go unchecked and unrepaired, they can eventually erode love and resMore Harriet Lerner quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We all fear change, even as we seek it.More Harriet Lerner quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Anger is a signal, and one worth listening to.More Harriet Lerner quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Whole-hearted listening is the greatest spiritual gift you can give to the other person.More Harriet Lerner quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you exchanged wedding vows, tape them to your bathroom mirror and read them aloud to yourself every morning along with the ritual brushing of teeth. It's not realistic to believe that you will live your promises as a daily practice -- unless you're a saint or a highly evolved Zen Buddhist. Not where marriage is concerned. But you can make a practice of returning to your vows when the going gets rough.More Harriet Lerner quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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