When: June 15, 2013, 4 to 10pm
Location: DeVargas Park
Shannon Azzato Stephens
This event is free and open to the public.
Collected Works Bookstore welcomes clinical psychologist Harriet Lerner for a presentation on her latest book, Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and Coupled Up.
Harriet Lerner's Marriage Rules is a treasure chest of lively, practical advice to help couples navigate their relationships with clarity, courage, and joyous conviction. Marriage Rules lays out just over one hundred "rules" that cover all the hot spots in long-term relationships, from age-old problems to modern issues, like a partner's relationship to technology. These rules help readers learn to calm things down and warm them up, talk straight and fight fair, listen well as a spiritual practice, connect with a distant partner, overcome defensiveness, and take back a marriage when things fall apart.
Harriet Lerner decided to become a clinical psychologist when she was still in kindergarten - and never wavered from that choice. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison, the Teacher's College of Columbia University, and the City University of New York, Lerner is best known for her work on the psychology of women and family relationships. She has dedicated her writing life to translating complex theory into accessible prose, and has become one of the United States' most respected relationship experts. She is a recipient of the Kansas Distinguished Award for Literature, the Girl Scouts of America Award for Women of Distinction, and Kansas Woman of the Year. She is the author of twelve books.