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hummingbird8 posted 3/14/2012 21:55 PM

Women are from Venus.

Has anyone read this book? Is it worth the purchase?

InnerLight posted 3/18/2012 00:44 AM

Sure. It's a good basic book that's easy to read on how men and women communicate and think and respond to things differently. I found it helpful and food for thought.

If you want more science I have heard The Female Brain and the author's second book, The Male Brain are excellent.

traicionada posted 3/18/2012 05:17 AM

Ages ago...I don't remember much about it which in my bookworm world is code for ok but not impressive

Melody3 posted 4/6/2012 12:13 PM

Great book. I love John Gray.

Melody3 posted 4/6/2012 12:15 PM

It's a good basic book that's easy to read on how men and women communicate and think and respond to things differently

Just the basics. It's quite informative.

Nature_Girl posted 4/12/2012 00:49 AM

I thought it was awesome. I even bought a set of videos by John Gray since WH wasn't a reader. I wanted to watch them together so we could have a good foundation for our new marriage.

Turns out he wasn't much of a non-porn video watcher. I should have realized then that his refusal to watch the videos or even discuss any concept was a red flag that our marriage was doomed.

rumorhasit posted 5/2/2013 01:32 AM

Bumping an old thread, sorry...

I read this book back in September after Dday#1.

Am I the only one who found it shallow and not very helpful? I don't feel like I got anything out of it that I couldnt have gotten from a cosmo article.

authenticnow posted 5/2/2013 05:51 AM

I found it to be extremely helpful. It made me look at things differently and to understand male/female communication better.

rachelc posted 5/2/2013 12:04 PM

I just read it this weekend... found it at an old bookstore...

loved this: Vesuvians (women) all study psychology and have at least a Master's degree in Counseling.

I shared this with my husband - about how women talk about things they would with their therapist and he was shocked.

If you are a couple where the gender roles are traditional I think this would help you a lot.

Last week I was quietly crying as my husband and I talked. He referred to it as me "going ballistic." Men interpret any criticism shamefully, according to the book.

StillGoing posted 5/3/2013 14:25 PM

Well, I'm from Jersey.

eta:

There is a book called The Myth of Mars and Venus that explains why this is damaging for relationships and how playing to the stereotype can just reinforce them as "correct" so if you actually want better communication with your husband, this might not be the way to go.

[This message edited by StillGoing at 2:39 PM, May 3rd (Friday)]

Melody3 posted 9/20/2013 23:07 PM

I think this book is very informative and one on my bookshelf. Always.

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