Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: A Practical Guide for Improving Communication and Getting What You Want in Your Relationships
Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus A Practical Guide for Improving Communication and Getting What You Want in Your Relationships Author:John Gray Popular marriage counselor and seminar leader John Gray provides a unique, practical and proven way for men and women to communicate and relate better by acknowledging the differences between them. — Once upon a time Martians and Venusians met, fell in love, and had happy relationships together because they respected and accepted their difference... more »s. 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, Gray explains how these differences can come between the sexes and prohibit mutually fulfilling loving relationships. Based on years of successful counseling of couples, 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. Gray shows how men and women react differently in conversation and how their relationships are affected by male intimacy cycles ("get close", "back off"), and female self-esteem fluctuations ("I'm okay", "I'm not okay"). He encourages readers to accept the other gender's particular way of expressing love, and helps men and women learn how to fulfill each other's emotional needs.
With practical suggestions on how to reduce conflict, crucial information on how to interpret a partner's behavior and methods for preventing emotional "trash from the past" from invading new relationships, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus is a valuable tool for couples who want to develop deeper and more satisfying relationships with their partners.« less
Susan M. reviewed Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: A Practical Guide for Improving Communication and Getting What You Want in Your Relationships on + 9 more book reviews
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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.
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.
Kat reviewed Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: A Practical Guide for Improving Communication and Getting What You Want in Your Relationships on
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.
Christopher W. (kif) reviewed Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: A Practical Guide for Improving Communication and Getting What You Want in Your Relationships on + 24 more book reviews
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.