Item description for Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus (Harper Audio) by John Gray & Gray...
Outline ReviewRelationship counselor John Gray focuses on the differences between men and women--men are from Mars, and women are from Venus, after all--and offers a simple solution: couples must acknowledge and accept these differences before they can develop happier relationships. In this unabridged version, Gray gives a spirited delivery of his message, especially when role-playing typical male/female interactions. Although it takes some time to adjust to his slightly nasal tone, the information is sound and gives both men and women helpful hints on improving themselves and their union. (Running time: 9.5 hours, 6 cassettes) --Sharon Griggins
Product Description 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 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, 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.
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Format: Abridged, Audiobook
Running Time: 90.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.1" Width: 0.2" Height: 0.81" Weight: 0.13 lbs.
Binding Audio Cassette
Release Date Jan 31, 2004
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 1559948787 ISBN13 9781559948784
Availability 0 units.
More About John Gray & Gray
John Gray's book "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus" is the bestselling relationship book of all time. A Certified Family Therapist, Gray is also the author of eleven other bestselling self-help books including "Mars and Venus Starting Over "and "Children Are from Heaven," Dr. Gray lives in Northern California. Bryan Turner, M.D. is a preventative healthcare cardiologist who has done and continues to do research on John Gray's nutritional supplementation program applying gender differences in brain science on diet and exercise.
John Gray currently resides in the state of California. John Gray was born in 1951.
Reviews - What do customers think about Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus (Harper Audio)?
Still Reading! Jan 18, 2009
It's pretty helpful book but i think its geared more towards married couples or people in serious stages of their relationship. I would recommended men are from mars women are from venus the 5 steps of dating...its way more interesting for the single and dating.
Wrong and damaging Jan 13, 2009
I'm not one to usually say "me too", but I wanted to just pile on with the other 1 stars to make sure people understand how wrong this book is.
It offers advice of not being completely open and honest with your partner in order to maintain the relationship. If a relationship can't maintain honesty AND still be interesting it isn't a relationship.
Talk it out, take the time to listen, and honestly attempt to understand your partner.
Human Behavior Jan 3, 2009
The author provides a unique insight on how men and women behave. In doing so, some over-generalizations surface. I don't know that the scientific data shows what the author reports as verifiable truth.
For instance, the following statements are made in the book: o gender insight is equivalent to tolerance o we are conditioned by our experience with partners o gender differences are accentuated due to intimacy and having children o men don't like unsolicited advice ( I would say that it depends. ) o women giving advice to men may foster an unloving response o men show stress by withdrawal and women by being overwhelmed o don't disapprove of a man's need to withdraw o don't guard the cave door waiting for the man to come out o men must feel needed and women must feel cherished o always respect your partner's imposed limits
These are just a few of the pearls of wisdom provided by the author. The book is interesting. I don't know how much of the contents have been validated in formal psychological studies either individually or in groups.
Dr. Joseph S. Maresca
Excellent Information! Dec 21, 2008
I used to think that my behavior was unusual until I read this book. Now I understand that men and women ARE from different planets and that it is normal for us to behave the way we do! The book is loaded with tons of good information regarding the communication and relationships between men and women. As with most books, it is not always easy or second nature to practice what we learn. I found the section on writing "Love Letters" very interesting and helpful. I think all married couples should read this book!
Review of Book Nov 17, 2008
I really enjoyed the book Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus. It is very well written and very easy to follow.