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What Men Say, What Women Hear: Bridging the Communication Gap One Conversation at a Time

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AN INDISPENSABLE RELATIONSHIP GUIDE FOR EVERY WOMAN WHO HAS EVER TOLD HER PARTNER "REALLY, DON'T GO TO ANY TROUBLE FOR MY BIRTHDAY"...AND THEN BEEN DISAPPOINTED WHEN HE DIDN'T.

He says: "That dress looks great! Let's buy it!" You hear: "He really loves being with me. I feel as though we've truly bonded."

He means: "For the love of God, the last eight black dresses you tr
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ebook, 256 pages
Published December 30th 2008 by Gallery Books (first published 2008)
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Deb
*Bridging the he-says/she-hears gap*

It turns out that more often than not, couples are on the same page, but the real issue is that these pages are written in different languages! This book serves as a simple guide for translating these often disparate languages of male and female-ese.

Based on the principles of cognitive behavioral psychology, _What Men Say, What Women Hear_ shows how *mis*interpretations of others' comments often results in unnecessary relationship drama and devastation. Helpi
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Tatiana Gomez
Although it reads a bit like an overlong Cosmo article, a bit cold, distant, and stereotyped, I found this book to be a good introduction to the large communication gap between traditionally socialized and gender normed women and men Please don't go into this expecting to read anything that is not based on gross generalizations, however, within those generalizations and somewhat ridiculous examples some essential truths shine through: listening to what a partner actually says is important, as is ...more
Alan Chen
Interesting, though I would hope most of it isn't true because it puts too much power on the guy. I did learn infidelity can be emotional (e.g. confiding in someone) as well as physical.
Bianca
The book puts a new light on an issue as old as the world, affecting a large proportion of women and men: the problems of communication between these two camps, depending on the stage they are in their relationship: first date, when it creates physical intimacy, the dreaded moment when we meet each other's parents and living in two after marriage. Highly recommend the book is full of practical advices easy to apply!
Diana
You can definitely tell the author writes for Cosmo (UK). It reads sort of like it. Surprisingly, she's a real therapist. This would be a useful book for those who want the lite version of gender differences in communication. For real stuff, read Deborah Tannen.
Nina
For peope who like the business-type dating came, this may come in handy

but it would never work for me.

Am I the only one left who believes the heart chooses?
Sonya Peneva
Много добър наръчник, за това как трябва да се реагира при различните ситуации в една връзка. Определено се усеща, че е писана от доктор по психология, а не от аматьор.
Jamison
this is a good book for learning how to communicate with your partner.
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