The Dance of Intimacy
- A Woman's Guide to Courageous Acts of Change in Key Relationships
- Narrated by: Harriet Lerner
- Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 16-12-99
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperAudio
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By Ingrid on 26-05-12
What did you like best about The Dance of Intimacy? What did you like least?
This is a condensed version of the book. There were only three chapters. The book has 13 chapters. The chapters missing are important to understanding the nuances of "courageous acts of change" and I am really dissapointed. I am reading this book on recommendation from my thearapist and was excited to have it in audio format, what a shame. I will call the company and see if there was a problem downloading or something but I'm pretty sure it wasn't a tech issue since there was an epilogue.
On the up side, what I was able to listen to was good information. Helpful for women with boundary and distance issues in intimate/family relationships. The book is pre-co-dependent era and I appreciated not hearing that phrase and simply learning some simple changes to improve communication.
Would you be willing to try another book from Harriet Lerner? Why or why not?
If it was the whole book.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
By Craig on 18-03-07
The Dance of Disfunctional Families
A more appropriate title for this book! If you're looking to create more intimacy in your relationship with a significant other, you best look elsewhere. The emphasis here is far greater on coping with family problems than with creating intimacy. Alcoholic relatives, gay "outings", family illnesses, and suicidal relatives are the emphasis here, not intimacy. To be fair, there is a lot of good infomation in this book. It's just not about what you might be looking for if you accept it at the title's face value. Also the narration is uninteresting at best and boring at worst. There are a few choice morsels here if you are willing to pick amongst the sad family stories, the incessent "polically correct" language and the abundent use of "psycology speak" terminology.
13 of 14 people found this review helpful