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Why Men Are From Mars, And Women Are From Venus

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We get it, men and women are different. And honestly, most of us can attest to this metaphor that puts each sex on a different planet.

So what makes men from Mars, and women from Venus? The 1992 book, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, written by relationship counselor John Gray, has all the information you ever needed to know about understanding your longtime life partner.

Seriously, who could write a book better than a guy who grew up with five brothers and then became a monk? Gray's self-help book sold 50 millions copies, and spent 121 weeks on the bestseller list.

According to astrological theory, the planet Mars possesses qualities like stubbornness, hardship, hard work, adventure, pride, risk taking, gamble, free will, and dominance.

In contrast, the planet Venus possesses qualities like love, sensuality, sacrifice, compromise, homeliness, food, music, art, and festivities.

However it's more than just astrological theory that dictates why men belong to the red planet and women belong to the blue planet. Gray offered some great advice that really changed the way both sexes interacted with each other.

Above all, we learned how to build lasting relationships by responding to each other effectively without arguing and hurting each other's feelings.

If you didn't get a chance to read it, here are key takeaways from the book!

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