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The Forgiving Self: The Road from Resentment to Connection

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Why do we harden our hearts, even against those we want to love? Why do we find it so hard to admit being wrong? Why are the worst grudges the ones we hold against ourselves? Using movies, people in the news, and sessions from his practice, psychologist and award- winning author Robert Karen illuminates the struggle between our wish to repair our relationships on one side and our tendency to see ourselves as victims who want revenge on the other.

When we nurse our resentments, Karen says, we are acting from an insecure aspect of the self that harbors unresolved pain from childhood. But we also have a forgiving self which is not compliant or fake, but rather the strongest, most loving part of who we are. Through it, we are able to voice anger without doing damage, to acknowledge our own part in what has gone wrong, to see the flaws in ourselves and others as part of our humanity.

Karen demonstrates how we can move beyond our feelings of being wronged without betraying our legitimate anger and need for repair. The forgiving self, when we are able to locate it, brings relief from compulsive self-hatred and bitterness, and allows for a re-emergence of love.

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Sheds light on the feelings of envy, narcissism, and paranoia that threaten relationships and offers steps that we can take to move beyond them. Advertising. Author tour.

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Robert Karen, Ph.D., is an award-winning author and clinical psychologist in private practice as well as an associate clinical professor at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychology Studies at Adelphi University. The author of Becoming Attached, he lives in New York City.

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ISBN:
9780385488747
Author:
Karen, Robert
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Robert Karen, Ph.D.
Author:
Karen, Robert Phd
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mental health
Subject:
Forgiveness
Subject:
Clinical Psychology
Subject:
Personal Growth - Happiness
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Self-Help : General
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.97 x 5.2 x .65 in .5 lb

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