Today our expert guest is John Gray, the author of the most well-known and trusted relationship book of all time, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. USA Today listed his book as one of the top 10 most influential books in the last quarter century.

 

John helps men and women better understand and respect their differences in both personal and professional relationships. His approach combines specific communication techniques with healthy nutritional choices that create the brain and body chemistry for lasting health, happiness, and romance.

 

In his career in marriage counseling, he had some very counter-culture ideas around relationships. The culture wanted men and women to be treated equal, and that meant treating them as if they were exactly the same. But there are a lot of differences between men and women.

 

When we expect others to act and think exactly as we do, there is a lot of room for misinterpretation. Approaching his counseling sessions with the ten most common misinterpretations between men and women in relationships, he found that all his clients got better very quickly.

 

After 9 years following this approach, John put these thoughts into his first book, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. The book was perfect for getting very quick results because it pointed out some of the most obvious flaws in our relationships and how to approach them.

 

Today, there is more gender confusion than ever before. We have so many hormones and pesticides in our food that causes the hormones of both men and women to become out of balance. Once again, we think everyone should be exactly the same, and we’re not. This was the idea behind Beyond Mars and Venus.

 

When the meat you eat has hormones added to it, what that does for a man is lower testosterone. Testosterone is the primary hormone that creates positive mood in men. When women get hormones from their food, it lowers their estrogen supply.

 

Our coping mechanisms for stress are very different for men and women. Women find more value in talking about their problems and getting them out in the open. Men tend to cope better by ignoring or temporarily forgetting about their problems.

 

The world has changed, and we need to change with it. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus was written over 25 years ago to help us understand where we are coming from and misunderstanding each other. Beyond Mars And Venus is teaching us where we need to go, because as a society we are becoming out of balance.

 

 

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