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After more than a decade of helping women understand men, Alison Armstrong has unraveled the complexities of women. With this audio workshop, you will: Be surprised by the reason women are compelled to multitask. Note which conversational details need remembering and which don't. Discover the true source of women's jealousy and competitive behavior. Learn to repair hurt feelings and save you both from the "Rage Monster"...and much more!

©2012 Alison Armstrong (P)2012 Alison Armstrong

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This audio is a live recording of a four and a half hour workshop. I found the majority of the Author's presentation to be both charming, humorous and witty. One negative is that there is some sort of "puzzle" diagram that is referred to during the workshop, for which there is no supplemental material (?), however, in my view this is a minor annoyance and certainly does not significantly detract from the substantive message. Loved the format whereby Alison periodically breaks the performance to review the previous 30 minutes (or so) of topic (I found this to be really helpful for processing the pearls of wisdom throughout). <br/><br/>For most Men, I'd venture they'll receive many A-ha's, Wow's and OMG's from the material presented, as I did. Regularly discovered myself thinking... Holy Crap, that makes SO much sense, no wonder I'd get that (fill in the blank______) response from her when I said or acted that way. I certainly have more tolerance and admiration for Womanly facets that I'd previously not understood (and what used to, at times, become exasperating... now seems more like... charming - particularly Berry Markers). <br/><br/>It's efficacy is not only for Men either. Alison also offers ways in which Women can understand and appreciate the quirks instinctively built into Men, and enjoy a more joyful partnership. <br/><br/>Overall an excellent listen, informative and well worth a credit (or purchase). <br/><br/>

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  • Ravi
  • phoenix
  • 02-14-13

AMAZING AND BRILLIANT!!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Understanding Women to be better than the print version?

I've studied TONS of relationship "experts" from John Gray, Tony Robbins, David Deida and others. Alison is by far the BEST! She is not only hilarious, but words things in a very digestible way. She is not a basher of any sorts of either gender. She articulates herself in ways that inspires the opposite gender to want to do more for the other. This is truly a work of art and I've purchased many of her other books as a result. I am quite amazed...

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Once again meant for babyboomers

While she has some insights which are useful, Alison's generalizations are not very accurate outside the "married babyboomer" demographic, and she caters to helping traditional marriages where the woman stays home and the man goes to work, based on the advice she gives to women on dealing with their children and their husband not having time for them because work.

If your a full time working woman, the only points in here that are practical and useful are summarized as: communicate clearly what the other person can do to help you, don't assume they know, and don't be petty.

Which, tbh, is good advice for everyone at all ages. But worth a book it is not.

Also a lot of problems will go away if you work on self confidence first.

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Relationships need to read

Very informative and educational I liked it and it helps a whole lot!!!
My only complaint the reader comes across a little condescending towards men. Overall a good read

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  • Jim
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 08-28-13

She has pegged both men and women!

If you could sum up Understanding Women in three words, what would they be?

Women/men characteristics

What other book might you compare Understanding Women to and why?

Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus

What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her personal delivery and sound effects that made it so real as well as funny.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Understanding Women?

Men and women are not the same, most of the time.How to better relate to friends and dates."I am truly sorry I hurt your feelings."

Any additional comments?

This was an excellent work that shed light on how the basic male and female characteristics are really different. If you have ever had trouble understanding why there always seems to be communication issues between the sexes, this will help clear it up. If you are married, you should both listen to it, together. If you want a woman in your life, listen to this so you understand what you are dealing with. If you want a man in your life, listen to this so you understand what you are dealing with. Once you gain this insight, you will have a much smoother time. About half way thru she will tell you that the rules do not always apply 100% to each person for all their characteristics. The night after I listened to this, I was on a date with an ALPHA-MALE woman. I could see exactly where it applied and where not. It was amazing! The female friend that recommended this to me was having some issues. I used the code phrase and she immediately rebooted! Even she was surprised. It was not even me that hurt her feelings! I was so sincere because I hated to have my friend hurt.I think I will listen to this a few more times.

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Practical Genius for Men to Win with Women

What made the experience of listening to Understanding Women the most enjoyable?

The combination of insight, humor, and practicality

What other book might you compare Understanding Women to and why?

Men are from Mars, Women from Venus - paradigm shifting and easy to understand ideas that give you power to WIn in relationships

Any additional comments?

Alison Armstrong is the best teacher on Man/Woman dynamics around. I say this as an author of 2 books and a 24 hour audio course on how to Create Thriving Partnerships.

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first intro to women and men relationship manual

at first hard to follow as it is a recording from a live seminar, but as it progresses it locates different areas of interest in the relationship between couples and Mark clearly different boundaries between how we men see and perceive the environment and how women see and perceive their surrounding

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MUST LISTEN

This book changes my life for the better. Thanks! It's a must for both men & women, especially in relationships but it still applies to platonic ones.

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  • SteveB
  • Portola Valley, CA. USA
  • 05-19-17

excellent!!

a deep dive into the psyches of women in a lighthearted, yet deep and insightful way.

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I am 45 years old and learnt so much from this audio about both male and female -super

The audio enlightened me on areas i did not know at all , a must listen for adults that want to understand both themselves and their partners or people in general

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  • Mrs
  • 07-01-14

Wow! Truly life-changing!

If you could sum up Understanding Women in three words, what would they be?

Inspired, compassionate, liberating

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

This recorded workshop moved me to tears many times and had me cackling out loud just as many times.

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  • Kevin Humphrey
  • 08-18-16

Men you are the source of a woman's ......

This is an amazingly fun and educational book that every single man on Earth needs to read and every woman too

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  • jasindhan
  • 06-06-16

more workshop not boo.

this is more of a meeting not a book. but worth it. not too bad.

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  • Elke
  • 03-09-17

What a revelation!

Aliso was funny, witty, easy to understand and I had one light bulb moment after another. Yeah, as she said now I know I am not crazy:). A must listen for everyone who wants to understand more about us human animals.