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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...

©2008 John Gray Publications (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Melissa R.
  • 04-05-16

Thought provoking!

I didn't agree with everything, but it made me examine my thoughts and approach. I have applied some of the suggestions and find them helpful. Genuinely enjoyed this book!

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  • Maribeth Centeno
  • 28-02-16

Awesome book

If everybody reads this book, we wouldn't have divorce in this society we live in.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-02-12

Very insightful & evokative for introspection

Would you listen to Why Mars and Venus Collide again? Why?

Yes! There are SO many key concepts which will help my relationship with my husband - I hope to listen to it weekly until some of the key concepts become second nature behaviour and also because it helps me be introspective & take my responsibility instead of pointing the finger.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Why Mars and Venus Collide?

How quickly I went from being angry, feeling helpless & disappointed in the relationship to seeing where I was going wrong and how my stress levels are causing so much disharmony... not my husband.

Which scene was your favorite?

In the beginning when it lists the common complaints from Mars and Venus. It was like mind reading!

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Why Mars and Venus Collide?

So many! More appreciation, I hope to notice more of what IS being done & notice less of what is not being done... and to stop undermining confidence by complaining and being a control freak. Stepping back & letting the chips fall (if they fall) so he can step forward & become a stronger man.

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Honestly if your relationship is suffering in any way or you're ready to give up and walk out, try listening to this. It will shift your whole perspective - for the positive!

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  • caiteazon
  • 16-03-16

Common sense but good reminders and tips

Common sense is often not that common, and in the stress of a relationship it's easy to overlook simple solutions lose self awareness. This book is a good reminder. nothing truly groundbreaking but a good place to start if you're having a lot of disconnect with your partner. The author repeats important lessons for emphasis which is nice but the lists of examples he gives are at times endless and eye roll worthy.

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  • Holly
  • 02-06-16

VERY Informative!

Very good book! A MUST READ for Everyone!! Loved the Book! I'm definitely gonna read more variances of the Mars & Venus book by this author!

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  • S. M. Smith
  • 06-03-16

Must read -

If you are not familiar with this Author please get on board. More Men and Women need to understand just how different we each are to better understand and appreciate each other.

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  • Mayra
  • 07-07-16

Great Advice

and perspective as I'm definitely colliding with my Martian. I have previously read Mars/Venus series, but it's amazing how time will make you forget. This book has released my stress by reminding me to enjoy and appreciate what I DO have. I'll listen to this book again and again.

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  • Athol
  • 18-10-12

Worth while book

What did you love best about Why Mars and Venus Collide?

A great way to look at other people, particulary the opposire sex in general life and in a relationship. I would highly recomend to anyone in a relationship both personal and business.

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Have you listened to any of John Gray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Listened over a two week period

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-08-17

Great information

Listening to this audio book made me understand my relationship better. Definitely with listening to.

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  • Joanna F
  • 31-01-21

Brilliant!!

I'm a huge fan of Mr John Grey in general. I believe his wisdom and knowledge would help a lot of people especially nowadays if they only took their time to educate themselves. Huge amount of knowledge and plenty of simple on how to be happy and peaceful, how to understand your needs and your partner's needs. I'm a single young woman and for me it's to learn how to find and sustain a long, happy and lasting relationship.

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  • Amir Anzur
  • 13-06-19

Great book on parenting

I enjoyed listening to this book as it gave great insights to the emotional side of parenting.

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  • Taryn
  • 26-10-16

interesting take on the male female relationships

Great tips on how to avoid conflict with your partner and get more from supporting each other instead.

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  • Graham Hughes
  • 29-12-14

Every couple should read this book ..........

Would you consider the audio edition of Why Mars and Venus Collide to be better than the print version?

You you can plan the audio version while driving or walking which is a great benefit

What other book might you compare Why Mars and Venus Collide to, and why?

Allan and Barbara Pearse books on relationships.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Section 2 and 5

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Shock, horror and laugh out loud

Any additional comments?

You need to work at relationships, fact! This book give you a great insight to the opposite set with opposite being the operative word.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-11-20

A Comprehensive Work(book) for Both Sexes/Couples

Dr Grays take on the sexes is unique, imho.
Mars stereotype corresponds with the Avoidant/Island attachment style, and Venus, the Anxious/Wave.
But adding the Nueroscience and Hormonal balance to the sexes, as well as Self reflection, in a guided manner that is honed in, with the specificity of a Monk. Well, you have to just thank your lucky stars...this book has found you.
I agree with 99% of his work. I just wonder, personally, why his books don't build upon attachment as most others do. But the 99% of his advice, especially hormonal balance and Self work/love, makes the issues moot.
Disappear. And, never to have existed. Your history, with your partner, will need to be re-written.