Book Reviews of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex
Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex
Author: John Gray
ISBN-13: 9780060574215
ISBN-10: 0060574216
Publication Date: 1/1/2004
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 62 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
The greatest book on earth to understand the differences between men and women. You will finally understand why people act certain way.
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Helpful Score: 1
I know many here have given this book excellent reviews, but I found it to be like it was making excuses for the behavior of men, that they just can't control it. I just don't but that.
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Helpful Score: 1
very funny and so true!!!! this book tells it like it is, exactly... a great read :)
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Are you and your mate having troubles understanding one another? Do you feel like you've made something perfectly clear, but your mate isn't comprehending what you're saying?

This wonderful book may help you better communicate with each other. Men and women are raised differently, despite the best efforts of others to raise them equally. As children, boys create a different social community and a way of communication from girls. This gap tends to become larger the older we get. Gray provides translations of "Venusian"(woman) to "Martian"(man) and "Martian" to "Venusian". Some of the most common phrasing for both sexes is found here and will take the guessing game out of these ambigious statements for both sides.

Men and women think differently. It's something one must learn. While some people may think that this book provides "excuses" for behaviors, I simply found that it explained them. Once one understands them, one is better prepared to handle them.

Also note that in the introduction, Gray does not suggest that all females will be one way and all males will be another way. He suggests that there are two major ways of behavior and the book helps explain them.

I recommend this for all couples alongside "The Five Languages of Love" by Gary Chapman and "The Color Code" by Taylor Hartman.
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When the men in your life are worried, do they hunker down like bears in a cave? Do they act like they don't want to talk to you at all, while you keep wondering why they are mad at you?

If this sounds familiar, read this book. Dr. Gray does an excellent job of explaining how men and women respond to life's challenges and problems and why their responses are so different. This book enabled me not to get upset when my husband disappeared behind his computer for long periods, especially when I knew he was under pressure at work. It was a revelation, to say the least.

It is written in deceptively simple language. Don't judge it harshly for that. It has some very basic truths to offer you.
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This book is pretty good - you'll come across several "Ah-ha - it all makes sense now" moments... but after about half way through the book it becomes extremely repetitive. You'll get the idea by then - I'd recommend just skimming the rest for good points here and there.
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Excellent explanation of "how the other side thinks." Well written.
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While I generally like relationship books, I wasn't too impressed with this one. Seemed like he wanted the woman to do all the hard work in dealing with the man when he "goes into his cave" and with his pride and ego, and all the man has to do is pretend to listen once in awhile. Meh. I've read way better relationship books.

This version is abridged.
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Once upon a time Martians and Venusians met, fell in love, and had happy relationships together because they respected and accepted their differences. Then they came to Earth and amnesia set in: they forgot they were from different planets.

Using this metaphor to illustrate the commonly occurring conflicts between men and women, Dr John Gray explains how these differences can come between the sexes and prohibit mutually fulfilling loving relationships. Based on years of successful counselling of couples and individuals, he gives advice on how to counteract these differences in communication styles, emotional needs, and modes of behaviour to promote a greater understanding between individual partners.
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I loved this book and my husband and I read it together and use a lot of the communication skills that John Gray teaches in our marriage. Must be working 22 years and we are still happily married!
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Good book.
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Great guide to romantic relationships, and the complexities that exist between men and women.
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I liked this one. I would read a few pages and then ask my huband if what I read is really how men feel, and I was surprised and learned alot from his answers.
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Do you understand how a man thinks? Do you understand how a woman thinks? These are the questions that will help understand how to better function in any relationship. Men think one thing at a time women are web thinkers, how are your emotions on either side affecting the way you or your mate think. I really thought this book was great and I have really benefited from it. Contrary to what you think you know. Read it it is a quick read and I really think you will benefit from it. Knowledge is power.
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Helpful in understanding different styles of communication regardless of dated gender references. Should help improve communication in any relationship(with a partner, parent, child, friend, or coworker) by showing the reader how to be a better listener, addressing motivation, and by providing guidance on defusing conflict.
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I read this in hardcover awhile back and it completely changed my outlook on relationships in a good way. It gave me good insight into the male psyche and helped me to understand why men act the way they do, which in turn helps any relationship. :)
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Good insight for things we take for granted as silly, but that really have a meaning for them.
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A practical guide for improving communication and getting what you want in your relationships.
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Great practical advice on the differences between the sexes and how to deal with them.
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a practical guide to improving communication and getting what you want in your relationships.
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It gave me quite a few 'aha' moments!
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Lots of helpful examples. Really made a difference to me how differently men and women truly are.
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This is a short and sweet abridged version of the book.
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A good abridged version of the book.
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Described as " A practical guide for improving communication and getting what you want in your relationships. " This self-help book was The New York Times best-seller.
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A practical guide for improving communication and getting what you want in your relationships.
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After all the hype on this book, I was dissappointed with this book.
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note: Hardcover
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an essential!
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Funny and insightful!
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Every couple should read this. Tells all.
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The best 'pop-psychology' book written to help men and women understand why they communicate differently and what to do about it to maintain good relationships.
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crazy world we all live in . good relationship book for man or woman
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non-fiction
a practical guide for improving communication and getting what you want in your relationships
great self-help reading
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This book is wonderful for learning why your mate does, acts, and says the things he/she does.
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Psychotherapist Gray ( What You Feel You Can Heal ) adds to the growing number of self-help books that assess marital and relationship problems in terms of distinct and pervasive gender differences. Unfortunately, his overuse of gimmicky, often silly analogies and metaphors makes his otherwise down-to-earth guide hard to take seriously. Here Martians (men) play Mr. Fix-It while Venusians (women) run the Home-Improvement Committee; when upset, Martians "go to their caves" (to sort things out alone) while Venusians "go to the well" (for emotional cleansing). While graphically illustrative, the hyperbolic, overextended comparisons, particularly in the chapters that refer to men as rubber bands and women as waves, significantly detract from Gray's realistic insights.
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The national bestseller in its complete form.
Once upon a time, Martians and Venusians met, fell in love, and had happy relationships together because they respected and accepted their differences. Then they came to Earth and amnesia set in: they forgot they were from different planets.

Using this metaphor to illustrate the commonly occurring conflicts between men and women, Dr. John Gray explains how these differences can come between the sexes and prohibit mutually fulfilling, loving relationships. Based on years of successful counseling of couples and individuals, he gives advice on how to counteract these differences in communication styles, emotional needs and modes of behavior to promote a greater understanding between individual partners.
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"A valuable, much needed book. A contribution to the understanding of the communication styles of men and women."
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A contribution to the understanding of the communication styles of men and women.
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"A valuable, much needed book. A contribution to the understanding of the communication styles of men and women" -Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. author of Getting the Love You Wantoye
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very good lots of info
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a great book to understand your man... and yourself!
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helps you understand your mate - has some good observations and insights into why we do what we do.
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A great insight into the differences between men and women: what we want and how we communicate.
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It's hardcover and very new!!!!
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I think that by now everyone knows this book, but if you haven't read it yet, it is certainly worthwhile.
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A great book for learning the communication differences b/w men and women
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A practical guide for Improving Communication and Getting what you want in your relationships. A valuable, much needed book. A contribution to the understanding of the communication styles of men and women.
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It was very insightful and I really learned alot by reading it.
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This book heped me to understand my husband's behaviors and how to better communicate with him back when I was in my 20's. It also reassured me of some of my own feelings, I'm not alone. Other women are feeling as I do sometimes.
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I really like this book. It helped me understand how my husband thinks.
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memorize this book.
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Written well. Has good info but reader must be willing to put it into practice to see the true benefit of Dr. Gray's approach to mending relationships.
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Very good if you want to further your relationship with the opposite gender. It helps understand male/females in general, too.
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This book was very beneficial with understanding the opposite sex. Would highly recommend!
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A classic self-help book on communications
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THIS HARDCOVER BOOK LACKS A DUST JACKET.
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A contribution to the understanding of the communication styles of men and women.
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Described as a rare non fiction page turner!
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On back cover...."A valuable, much needed book. A contribution to the understanding of the communication styles of men and women." --Harville Hendrix, PH.D., author of Getting the Love You Want
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Book outlining the difference..and the reason for the differences between men and women.
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Once upon a time, Martians and Venusians met, fell in love, and had happy relationships because they respected and accepted their differences. Then they came to Earth and amnesia set in: They forgot they were from different planets :) Get seriously involved with the most famous relationship book ever published!
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Entertaining. A valuable, much needed book. A contribution to the understanding of the communication styles of men and women.
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It's sort of common sense. Anyone who has ever been in a relationship and has half a brain could tell me the same thing. Unfortunately though, lots of people in relationships today don't have half a brain. So for those folks, have at it-it may help you understand human nature a bit more!
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This stuff seems stunningly obvious, but then again, I guess it is not given how many copies of this book were sold!
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didnt read; seems ok
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I read this book of curiosity. It's not that this book is wrong; its impractical. People do exhibit the behaviors described in this book, but not because they are one sex or the other. The theories I can tolerate; the sweeping generalizations, I cannot.
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Bestseller.
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