Mars and Venus Collide

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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.

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John Gray, Ph.D., is the author of the international phenomenon Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, which sold over a staggering 15 million copies worldwide. An internationally-renowned authority on communication and relationships, he is also a psychologist, writer and lecturer who has been conducting seminars in major cities for over 20 years. John lives in California with his wife Bonnie.

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Praise for Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus: `The Daddy of all such studies' The Telegraph `Devoted readers praise Mr. Gray as the saviour of their marriages and his book as the brick that finally knocks some sense into their mates' Washington Times `When I was 21 and freshly dumped by Harry, my first really grown-up boyfriend, where did I turn but John Gray's Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus? It was reassuring to know the reason I'd been dumped wasn't because I was rubbish in bed' New Woman `Men Are From Mars and Women Are From Venus has shed light on countless relationship problems, offering an explanation for many social inequalities... a hot topic of debate in households and offices throughout the world' Eastern Daily Press

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