Thursday, June 5, 2014

The ongoing Dance of Anger

In the 1960’s anger was a powerful motivator in civic discourse. We protested, marched, fought and found new ways to understand relationships. In 1976 Howard Beale told us we had to get up, and get angry!

in 1985, Dr. Harriet Lerner explained how anger was a signal, an early warning system about issues in our relationships, among woman, and arguably writ large.

Today, anger is even more complex. Anger globally, domestically and still, anger intimately.

As such, the solutions are also more difficult to achieve. Harriet Lerner who has, since 1985, written extensively about fear, and intimacy and connection, now talks again about the issues of anger and the reissue of her iconic book, The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships.

My conversation with Harriet Lerner:

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