©1998 John Gray; (P)1998 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., All Rights Reserved, Harper Audio, A Division of HarperCollins Publishers
"A valuable, much-needed book. A contribution to the understanding of the communication styles of men and women." (Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Getting the Love You Want)
I struggled in the sixties to get a college education, barely graduated, spent a life in the phone company as a technician in a call center.
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.
This book is famous enough that I won't go into detail on the contents. I will say two things: #1 both partners need to read/listen and apply the techniques and #2 Dr. Gray needs to hire someone else (Henry Cloud?) to narrate. An hour of listening to him speak make me yearn for the comparatively masculine Ira Glass to talk to me.
Thought it was a joke book according to friends but quickly discovered that it truly had much to offer. At one point, for a moment or two, I started believing that I was from Mars and my wife was from Venus. This should be read by anyone who has a desire to understand relational communication and enjoy a few laughs along the way.
I have been struggling in my marital relationship for many years- although some how we have both stuck it out for 14 plus years. A few months back I ran through the wife's invisible fence and she took to "the well" for now more than 3 months and has not looked back to me since then. I currently am working on myself with a therapist, and have learned alot about myself and how my wife and I have come to this crossroad in our marriage. I just wrapped up first listen to this book, and it was amazing how well this 46 year old man could relate to all the subject matter. I highly suggest all men and women, regardless to the condition of their relationships take a listen, you will define come away with something that will only help strengthen your relationship. Be well and happy listenjng.... and thanks John Gray.
Met my expectations and beyond. Explained all our bizarre behaviors allowing me to let go of emotions and learn how to communicate. Advice everyone to read sooner than later it will help you mature in all relationships.😍
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