I began reading this book in an attempt to read a book that was non fiction and what I got was a large dose of reality and some surprising facts as well. This book is a well placed smack in the face for some women, especially since the author is male.
this book focuses on the basic facts like women are healers men are fixers and more. If you are Reading this book to find out the differences in men and women than this is the book for you. However, if you are Reading this book for relationship guidance or to understand yourself better as a male or woman than you might be disappointed.
There is also some subtle humor in this author's writing style that is quite refreshing. If you wont a different insight on our differences than this is the book for you.
Ok, it's not chocolates nor is it a nightclub! You'd think it's sweet like chocolate or exciting as a club! Well, you are wrong... it's more like sweat and a lot of hard work involved! Welcome to the world of relationships... can't live with them, can't live without them! That's life, my parents would say. That's no joke, I'd say. The world of romance is great until a few months … more
Gray makes excellent points that bear up under scrutiny and in practice. Perhaps not the be-all and end-all, but I'll bet you that using his tips really will improve your communications with the opposite sex, and even in some same-sex relationships as well.
Usually I think theory satisfactorily precedes experience, for example if you're dealing with risky matters of physics like avoiding a child in the street or cutting a vegetable without drawing your own blood. But it's really impossible to conduct a human relationship rightly without fucking up five or so times. I mean, if you didn't learn from experience, what the hell do you expect to learn from a book?
Published in May 1992, Men are from Mars & Women are from Venus is a book by John Gray offering many suggestions for improving men-women relationships in couples by understanding the communication style and emotional needs of the opposite gender. It spawned a series of follow-on books expanding on specific situations (see below).
The book, as suggested by the title, asserts the notion that men and women are as different as beings from other planets. Gray adopts this metaphor as the central theme of all his books and seminars, likening men and women to the classical Roman god Mars and goddess Venus as ideal types.
In contrast to some psychologists (and feminists) who emphasize similarities between the sexes, Gray writes almost exclusively about differences. Gray says that his "Martians" and "Venusians" are only stereotypes and cannot be applied blindly to individuals.
An example of the theories it offers is that women complain about problems because they want their problems to be acknowledged, while men complain about problems because they are asking for solutions. Other concepts in the book are the difference between women and men's point systems and how they react under stress.