Am I Lying to Myself?: How to Overcome Denial and See the Truth (Hardcover)
Learn to talk back to denial and start telling yourself the truth - about yourself, others, and the world around you. Denial is everywhere, keeping us from seeing reality and causing unhappiness and frustration. It can make things disappear in the blink of an eye. It can also convince you that you are seeing what you want to see even when it isn't there, leading you to believe in nonsense along the way. People employ Denial because it makes their life easier in the moment. It even makes it appear to be better, the way you would like it to be, the way you wish it was, rather than what it actually is. Denial reassures you, tells you not to worry, it's not that bad, it could be worse. But the truth is, it is a short-sighted solution, a quick fix, a temporary Band-Aid. Am I Lying To Myself? helps readers squelch the tendency to let their own and others' Denial rule their lives. This book takes readers through a series of real-world scenarios in which people find themselves mired in Denial. It will help you not only recognize Denial's sneaky voice, but you will come away from each chapter with a useful skill that will help you address the Denial in your own life. After reading this book, it will become second nature to talk back to Denial with clarity and strength. This book will teach you how to do that. You will never lie to yourself again.
Jane Greer, PhD, is a nationally known marriage and family therapist, psychotherapist, sex expert, author, and host of the Doctor on Call radio hour at HealthyLife.net which features Shrink Wrap on Call, Pop Psych, and Let's Talk Sex. She has appeared on many popular television shows including: The Today Show, Oprah, The Early Show, CBS News, CNN News, Anderson Cooper 360, Dateline NBC, 20/20, Good Day New York, and The View. She has contributed to magazines including Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Self, and has been interviewed for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, US Weekly, In Touch, Closer, Life & Style, Brides.com, and People. Greer was a contributing editor for Redbook magazine, where she also wrote the "Let's Talk About Sex" column. She is the author of six books about navigating relationships. You can learn more about Dr. Greer at her website drjanegreer.com or follow her on Facebook and Instagram at Dr. Jane Greer. She lives and works in New York City.