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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.
I had recently lost my husband and am still greiving so I needed something to help me redirect my focus. This book is very helpful in doing that. But I have to find myself first. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Babsthedragonlady
Excellent experience with this Seller and great book for anyone wanting help in recovering from a relationship loss from death or divorce.Published 2 months ago by Terry Wright
I haven't finished reading it, but what I have read is right on target.Published 3 months ago by R. S. SMITH
this book was good, I usually can't stand the author John Gray, but his writing style and advice has changed 100% for the better, this book gives plenty of info for the widowed... Read morePublished 5 months ago by gemeyesgreen