Why Mars and Venus Collide: Improving Relationships by Understanding How Men and Women Cope Differently with Stress

Why Mars and Venus Collide: Improving Relationships by Understanding How Men and Women Cope Differently with Stress

by John Gray
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Why Mars and Venus Collide: Improving Relationships by Understanding How Men and Women Cope Differently with Stress by John Gray

Once upon a time, Martians and Venusians functioned in separate worlds. But in today's hectic and career-oriented environment, relationships have become a lot more complicated, and men and women are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress. To add to the increasing tension, most men and women are also completely unaware that they are actually hardwired to react differently to the stress. It's a common scenario: a husband returns home from work stressed out and eager to kick back on the couch and watch television. A wife returns home from work stressed out and wants to talk about it with her husband. What happens? Neither is on the same page, anger and resentment set in, and Mars and Venus collide.

Using his signature insight that has helped millions of couples transform their relationships, John Gray once again arms the inhabitants of Mars and Venus with information that will help them live harmoniously ever after. In Why Mars and Venus Collide, Gray focuses on the ways that men and women misinterpret and mismanage the stress in their daily lives, and how these reactions ultimately affect their relationships. "It's not that he's just not into you; he needs to fulfill a biological need," Gray explains. "And it's not that she wants to henpeck you; she also has a biological drive." He shows, for instance, how a husband's withdrawal is actually a natural way for him to replenish his depleted testosterone levels and restore his well-being, and how a woman's need for conversation and support helps her build her own stress-reducing hormone, oxytocin.

Backed up by groundbreaking scientific research, Gray offers a clear, easy-to-understand program to bridge the gap between the two planets, providing effective communication strategies that will actually lower stress levels. Whether in a relationship or single, this book will help both men and women understand their new roles in a modern, work-oriented society, and allow them to discover a variety of new and practical ways to create a lifetime of love and harmony.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061242977
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/30/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 365,325
Product dimensions: 5.34(w) x 7.92(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

John Gray, Ph.D., is one of the world’s leading relationship experts, and an authority on improving communication styles for couples, companies, and communities. His many books have sold more than fifty million copies in fifty different languages worldwide. John lives with his wife and children in northern California.

Hometown:

San Francisco, California

Date of Birth:

1951

Place of Birth:

Houston, Texas

Education:

B.A., M.A., Maharishi European Research University; Ph.D., Columbia Pacific University, 1982

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Why Mars and Venus Collide 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Daytr8dr More than 1 year ago
I've read Dr. Gray's first book and was impressed, I wasn't sure he'd be able to match it, especially on relatively the same topic. But this book is an excellent read. I would highly recommend it for anyone that is in a relationship, married or not. I've been married 25 years, and I can see the things he talks about in his book as the positives that have kept us together as long as we have, accept that we had to figure it out on our own. This book is especially pertinent to new relationships. We've seen many of our friends have the exact same issues described in the book, only years later to end up in divorce. This book I'm sure would've helped! Highly recommend! The only negative comment would be on the organization of the book, he tends to repeat himself quite often in the first several chapters. Not sure if that was for filler or just to reiterate a point, but it was noticeable and annoying.
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jatron More than 1 year ago
good insight to the subject
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read a lot of books on relationships, and this is one that I would highly recommend. Thanks Dr. Gray!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has really helped my marriage.I would recommend it to anyone recently married,to people that have been married for years.My husband and i both have read the book.It has helped us understand alot about ourselves.If your beginning a marriage ,or your in one,and your struggling to stay in it i suggest you buy this book its well worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a terrible book that just belittled women and made excuses for men, then turned around and made suggestions for women that would make men feel terrible about the relationship too.