Why Mars and Venus Collide
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 differen...more
I confess that while I was reading this ...more
"Being aware of our innate biochemical differences frees us from the unhealthy compulsion to change our partners and eventually leads us to celebrate our ...more
There is some truth in this book, hence the 2 stars instead of 1, but I still don't like it.
Partially because I'm not a stereotypical woman, ...more
Gray strives to explain the hormonal differences between men and women and how these differences cause wildly different behaviors and attitudes. ...more
The author also makes frequent allusions to religion/spirituality and seeking out a therapist as important tools without acknowledging that for some people these are not options or priorities.
The book makes many references to research about the brain, hormones, and evolution, which makes it seem very credible. I found the sections part ...more
Coming to the book it's obvious from it's title that it deals with Mars and Venus issues but totally brilliantly. Every word I read seemed real to me as a Venusian and as far as I have checked (with my husband) to a Martian as well. The author has mixed psychology with scientific facts with medical facts and that made a totally c ...more
And yes, my fears, to some extent, proved well-founded.
But, first, what the book is about. Basically, men an ...more
The cover have explained its content approriately I must say. Just to make it clear, Mars in the title refers to men while Venus refers to women, therefore, the title itself is self-explanatory. Why do men and women fight? Its focus, romantic relationship between these two.
It starts by explaining about different hormones that make men and women feel good. Different hormones ---> different needs = different train of thoughts = different ways to cope with stress. I don't know if the horm ...more
Any time there are lists of stuff like '100 ways to increase her oxytossin' I tend to glaze over. But the idea of having a Venus conversation ended it for me.
The pertinent information could have been delivered on one CD and still had room for a mini Ozz-fest...
John Gray might just be my favorite at the moment! 😍
This book focus more on stress and how our hormones are related to internal stress. Men and women deal with stress differently and therefor it’s hard for a man to comfort or help a woman dealing with stress and vice versa. Men and women also often get stressed about completely different things. We can’t always help someone from the opposite gender the way we want to be helped but customize our ways depending on the p ...more
Since 2012 I have become good ...more
John Gray is an American author on relationships and personal growth, best known for his 1992 book Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, and other "pop psychology" books offering relationship advice.
He was previously married to fellow self-help author Barbara De Angelis, but they divorced in 1984. He is now m ...more