The Dance of Connection

  • by Harriet Lerner
  • Narrated by Harriet Lerner
  • 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In her most affirming and life-changing book yet, Dr. Harriet Lerner teaches us how to restore love and connection with the people who matter the most. In The Dance of Connection we learn what to say (and not say) when:



We need an apology, and the person who has harmed us won't apologize or be accountable
We don't know how to take a conversation to the next level when we feel desperate
We feel worn down by the other person's criticism, negativity, or irresponsible behavior
We have been rejected or cut off, and the other person won't show up for the conversation
We are struggling with staying or leaving, and we don't know our "bottom line"
We are convinced that we've tried everything, and nothing changes
Filled with compelling personal stories and case examples, Lerner outlines bold new "voice lessons" that show us how to speak with honor and personal integrity, even when the other person behaves badly.
Whether we're dealing with a partner, parent, sister, or best friend, The Dance of Connection teaches us how to navigate our most important relationships with clarity, courage, and joyous conviction.

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The content of the book is helpful and informative, but it should not have been read by the author. Her voice is just not suitable for a book of this length. It comes across as dreary and monotonous. I can't put my finger on it exactly.

Perhaps if the author did the reading along with someone else it would help. Unfortunately I fell asleep a few times, which is a pity, because the subject matter is excellent, and I'm sure it reads well in print.
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- Donn Edwards "Donn Edwards"

Listen at 1.5x speed

I loved Dance of Anger and Brene Brown mentioned this book in one of her talks so I figured it would be a sure win.
The narration is definitely the worst thing about this recording. Even at 1.25 speed its too slow.
The content is good, although it's necessary to sift through the stories for the jewels of wisdom.
Overall, there is some great learning to be had but not the best audiobook I have experienced.
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- Tanya

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-22-2005
  • Publisher: HarperAudio