Why Won’t You Apologize? by bestselling author Harriet Lerner shows us how much the apology matters and why we so often muck it up. “I’m sorry” are the two most powerful words in the English language. When these words are part of a heartfelt apology they are the greatest gift that we can give to the hurt party to the relationship and to ourselves. Yet the complicated dance between the offender and the offended often goes badly. In compelling stories from her personal life and clinical work, she also addresses the pain of the hurt party who has received an empty apology or none at all — and she turns conventional wisdom about forgiveness on its head. Whether the issue is as trivial as shopping for bananas or as serious as betraying a friend or family member, Lerner provides a unique perspective on what a heartfelt apology requires and how we can restore compromised and broken relationships. The courage to apologize and the wisdom and clarity to do it well is at the heart of effective leadership, marriage, parenting, friendship, and personal integrity. Why Won’t You Apologize? is a witty and sanity-saving guide to setting things right.
Why Won’t You Apologize?
- From the Publisher
May 16, 2017
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