Harriet Lerner

Harriet Lerner, Ph.D. (born November 30, 1944), is a clinical psychologist, a contributor to psychoanalytic concepts regarding family and feminist theory and therapy, and also, the author of many books written for the general public. From 1972 to 2001 she was a staff psychologist at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, and a faculty member and supervisor in the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry. During this time she published extensively on the psychology of women and family relationships, revising traditional psychoanalytic concepts to reflect feminist and family systems perspectives.

Why Won't You Apologize?: Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts

We all know what it’s like to receive an insincere apology. We know the difficulty of admitting we were in the wrong. We know the power of a simple, genuine apology. Lerner teaches us the anatomy of the apology, the reasons we try to avoid giving them, and how to avoid bitterness and step into freedom when those who have wronged us refuse to apologize.

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