If you – like most people – have trouble understanding your partner’s behavior at times, here is a book for you! “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex” by John Gray will help you see things from a new perspective. This book is a true modern classic and has helped millions of couples transform their relationships.
“Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus” has been criticized for placing human psychology into stereotypes. However, by moving beyond the stereotypes that define men and women, and instead recognizing the masculine and feminine energy that exist within us, you will find this book very helpful. With this shift, the book will become even more insightful!
Masculine or feminine energy?
We all have both masculine and feminine energy inside of us, but one is often more dominant. The energies may also shift in dominance, depending on the situation.
The masculine and feminine energy will differ in its:
- modes of behavior
- communication styles
- emotional needs
As you learn to recognize the masculine / feminine energy within yourself and your partner, a new perspective will arise, and you will not take things so personal. Instead, you will understand what your partner truly means, behind the words and modes of behavior. ”Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus” will help you communicate in a way that allows intimacy and growth in your relationship, without creating tension or conflicts.
Feminine vs. masculine – Examples
The American relationship counselor, John Gray, explains that if we want a happy relationship we must learn to understand, accept and respect each others differences. For example, when faced with a tough problem, a person with a dominant feminine energy tends to become communicative and often wants to talk about her/his feelings – whereas a person with a dominant masculine energy tends to become non-communicative and often demonstrates his/her ability by figuring out stuff on his/her own. A person with a dominant feminine energy loves when her/his partner is considerate – while a person with a dominant masculine energy loves when he/she is left alone to solve the problem, because that signals trust for his/her abilities. This means that the needs differ between a person with a dominant feminine respectively masculine energy.
A general guide to gain new perspective
The title “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus”, wants to point out the differences that exist between the sexes. However, we are all different and most men have some “female” qualities, and vice versa, so it’s important to understand that the concept is a generalization, and should not be used as a definite rule. However, the concept works perfectly as a general guide to give you a new perspective on your partner’s behavior. It will also remind you not to jump to conclusions, based on your own frame of reference, but to listen behind the words and behavior. The key to a happy relationship is to be able to see things from each others point of view and “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus” is definitely a great start!
The most famous relationship book ever published
“Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus” is the most famous relationship book ever published! It spent 121 weeks on the best seller list during the 1990s. It is the first book of John Gray’s collection that includes bestsellers like: Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, Mars and Venus on a Date, Mars and Venus Starting Over, Children are from Heaven and How to Get What You Want and Want What You Have. . “Men Are from Mars, Women from Venus” have sold a total of 50 million copies worldwide and been translated into 42 languages! If you haven’t read it, you really should. It will open your mind and you will start seeing things from a whole new perspective.