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Perhaps the book's most crucial chapter posits that the best way to get over the loss of love is to focus on the "love" more than the "loss." That may seem impossible, especially if the bum took off with your best friend, your life savings, and your Lyle Lovett CDs, but Gray didn't get to be a household name because the advice in his Venus and Mars books doesn't work. Remembering only the bad parts, Gray says, leaves you with an important part of your emotional being closed to new business.
As for the Venus and Mars stuff, that comes in the second half of the book, when Gray looks at how men and women start new relationships from different points of view, with different priorities (a man might want to have fun with no strings attached; a woman might carry with her a lengthy list of requirements for her next partner, a list that excludes virtually all available men).
If you've never read Gray's work before, you have to be prepared to check your cynicism at the door. This is earnest stuff, but it's also based on decades of experience counseling clients. He's not one of those photogenic, nine-times-divorced shrinklets who's telling you how to conduct your relationships without any real clue of what makes love last. This is the real package: nothing glib, nothing quick and easy, nothing you could've figured out from a "Love Is..." cartoon. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
John Gray, Ph.D., is one of the world’s leading relationship experts, and an authority on improving communication styles for couples, companies, and communities. His many books have sold more than fifty million copies in fifty different languages worldwide. John lives with his wife and children in northern California.
Gives good solid advise, step by step on acceptantance of a broken heart as well as other relationship relavent losses. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Kindle Customer
A must have, if your are left wondering what you did or didn't do wrong and need to come to an understanding with yourself. Read morePublished 8 days ago by alvaro lopez
This book help me so much through my first divorce step by step...Helps heal a broken heart from a loss of a love one...Recommend this to anyone who's going through this... Read morePublished 28 days ago by rob
"Starting Over" does provide insight on how to manage the tug of war between heart and mind after the end of a relationship. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Virginia Fitzpatrick
It helped me in my grieving process when I lost my wife. Now I'm opened for love again and remembering my dear wife brings only joy and tenderness feelings. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ADRIAN GORCEA
Easy read with great tips on starting over and moving forward. Not cheesy, but has some real talkPublished 1 month ago by docB
Helped me a lot to understand and to let go big disappointment and rejection feelings. The author puts the reality into perspective and gives us precious techniques to face and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Carla M Machado
I thought this was a very appropriate book for those who are in the.midst of a divorce. it really helped my head and gives me a path to move forward on. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nordy
For anyone starting over, this book raises some important topics and reveals difficult questions that will give you the growth necessary to move forward.Published 3 months ago by Partypoodle