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Marriage Rules

Jan 30, 2012

Here's some news: Relationships are complicated. So complicated, in fact, that's it's never a bad time to review some good rules for how to manage these very complex beasts.

Monday on Up to Date, Lawrence psychologist Harriet Lerner joins Steve Kraske to talk about her new book, Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up, in which she takes on a host of challenging situations, like setting rules on how to fight, how to be kind when your partner is being, well, a jerk, how to connect with a distant partner and how to really listen.

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Harriet Lerner talks about her book, Marriage Rules, Thursday, February 9 at 7 p.m. at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, Mo.  Call Rainy Day Books in Fairway at 913 384 3126 for more information.

Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., is one of our nation’s most loved and respected relationship experts. Renowned for her work on the psychology of women and family relationships, she served as a staff psychologist at the Menninger Clinic for more than two decades. A distinguished lecturer, workshop leader, and psychotherapist, she is the author of The Dance of Anger and other bestselling books. She is also, with her sister, an award-winning children's book writer. She and her husband are therapists in Lawrence, Kansas, and have two sons.