Book review: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

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The Phenomenal #1 New York Times Bestseller

In his classic guide to understanding the opposite sex, Dr. John Gray, provides a practical and proven way for men and women to improve their communication and relationships 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.

Based on years of successful counseling of couples and individuals, Men Are from Mars , Women Are from Venus has helped millions of couples transform their relationships. Now viewed as a modern classic, this timeless book has helped men and women realize how different they can be in their communication styles, their emotional needs, and their modes of behavior, and offers the secrets of communicating without conflicts, allowing couples to give intimacy every chance to grow.
This book came out in the early 2000’s.
Rich and I drove to California while listening to it. And being trapped in a car with a person who’s habits drive you nuts is no fun.
I was about to ask for a divorce when we started the trip.
After listening to this book, we were amazed at our ability to pull our act together and be in love again.
5 stars out of 5
This is truly a great read.
OK, I’m done now. The books I reviewed were something that caught my eye and I wanted to share.
Garnet

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Is this a storybook? I am asking because I may read.

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Is this a storybook? I am asking because I may read.
No, it’s a real book. You should be able to pick up a used copy for very little.
Garnet

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I remember when this book was EXTREMELY popular & my Mom was reading it. She enjoyed it so much & I can remember her almost quoting the book to agree with some things that it mentioned.

Thank you @Garnet, this brought back a bunch of good memories for me from when I was younger. :two_hearts:

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Thanks for sharing this information @Garnet and @Siofra

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Believe it not or not, I have never read this, even though I recall how popular it was. The reason I never read it was that I am already so on board with this concept. A Maserati isn’t less because it is not a honeydew melon. Men and women have different experiences of the world, right down to differences in our physical senses, so of course we “see” things differently. But two people can look at the same thing and see something different without anyone having to be “wrong.”

My spiritual beliefs and practices are different from yours. Are they wrong? Of course not. Neither men nor women are a special case of the other. Women are not men who take a lot of baths. They are not “just like us, except.” Women are their own category.

That said, the reverse is also true. Men are not hairy women. Men are not sloppy and immoral. (Well, some are, but that’s a different fish). What is normal for us is different from what is normal for women, because our experience of the world is different - in some ways better, in some ways worse, and in some ways sadly lacking.

Geez, somebody shut me up!

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Love it, could have gone on, loved your reply!

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