This is book is what I've needed in my life, more than any other. Listening to the authors read it made me realize I've been starving for good food for a long, long time. I have never allowed beautiful women to love me, even tho they have tried over and over. My parents were at times very critical of me, and I didn't understand why, other than to believe I wasn't good enough to be loved by anyone. The world was at times very critical of me, for being a man, a white man, a college graduate, a physics graduate, an ethical man, an unemployed man, an old man, a fat man, a man with PTSD from my military service. I felt no one could possibly love me. And, I struck back. I hated others for having so little understanding and kindness in their intelligence. I needed to read this book to put the pieces of my life together.
This book is accurate and true, and very helpful in understanding men and women and how their differences make them unique and precious. I also found that it described differences in the two current political parties, whose character resembles the differences between the way men and women think. Let's all read this book, and learn how to understand and get along with each other.
Married over 30 years, my wife and I found this book very meaningful and helpful. It is good reading for all couples. I found the Martian-Venusian translations amusing and true, and I hope I can apply some of the author's wisdom in my own life.
The best part of this book is that it gives you concrete questions that help you examine specific aspects of your relationship. The author is honest about there being no specific signs that point to a clear and definitive need to leave or stay. Rather, she gives listeners the percentages of ppl who, given their responses for the questions, were happy leaving (or unhappy staying).
This isn't for those who are looking for someone to give them the answer. But it is for those are willing to put their emotional energy into rethinking their relationships and making practical decisions that will either end them or revive them.