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Melissa E. (marriedmissy) reviewed Why Men Don't Listen Women Can't Read Maps: How We're Different and What to Do About It on
I have read a couple of relationship books, but this one is the best so far ! Instead of telling us things we already know it tells us those thing but then it explains why we behave that way , and it realy helps alot, and it has jokes here and there that are so ture and so funny andyone will love this book, my husband even read it and i try all the time to get him to read relationship book.
A good book with some insight in to those questions we always ask..."why can't men do more than one thing at a time" etc. I found it interesting, It shed a new light on how men are different than women--and have been since the begining of creation! :-).
This book written in 2000 is good in its own right: issues of male/female differences with a basis in recent CT and MRI images of the the brain were groundbreaking at the time. However if you want the same book with more updated results read "Why Men Don't Have a Clue and Women Always Need More Shoes...the Ultimate Guide to the Opposite Sex" by the same writers (2004) (these titles make one wounder just what Madison Ave firm or think tank they used to come up with these catchy titles).
Anyway if you are interested in understanding how your partner thinks and why based on evolutionary theory....ie women are more talkative because as social animals living in packs this is how they successfully raised their young and survived, while men don't speak much because they needed to be very quiet while hunting savage beasts for the women to cook. All we presently are can be traced to our prehistoric roots. The book makes the case that a paradigm shift is occurring in male-female relationships and only by understanding how the opposite half works can we truly work together.
One note of caution. The issue of genetic developments explaining homosexuality, ie the x928 gene is presented. I had never heard this theory before, it seems plausible but why is there not more modern information out there on this??? My guess is this data is outdated or has been cast aside. However it is only a small part of the book which makes a lot of great suggestions in how couples can work together.