The author of the most well-known and trusted relationship book of all time returns with an updated guide for today's generation.
Two decades ago, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus revolutionized the way we thought about love and partnership. John Gray's work has helped countless readers improve and even save their relationships. But as society evolves, relationships do, too. It's time to move beyond Mars and Venus, toward a new relationship model for modern couples.
Today, men and women are no longer trapped by rigid societal roles. Now more than ever, we have the freedom to be our authentic selves. Women can access their masculine side, and men can embrace their feminine side. This new freedom is a good thing, but it also brings new challenges.
Men and women still need the right tools and skills to help build stronger relation- ships. While previous generations sought "role mate" relationships, based on the more rigid gender roles of the time, today's couples need a new kind of relationship: a "soul mate" relationship. These more emotionally satisfying relationships require a deeper understanding of our partners' individual needs. In Beyond Mars and Venus, Gray teaches you how to strengthen your bond and grow in love together, so you and your loved one can meet each other's needs in the best way possible, bringing you lasting happiness and a fulfilling partnership.
"No one delivers greater wisdom about relationships than John Gray. In Beyond Mars and Venus, he provides much-needed guidance as to how to navigate the path of love in complicated times like these." --Marianne Williamson, #1 New York Times bestselling author "A true expert understands that as times change, tried-and-true methods must be reexamined and updated. John Gray not only embraces the unique challenges in modern relationships, but his tools and wisdom are every bit as helpful today as ever." --Jack Canfield, New York Times bestselling author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series "Twenty years after his earth-shaking Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, John Gray has opened up a whole new universe of helpful relationship advice in Beyond Mars and Venus. His explanation of love and intimacy in the 21st century will rock your world." --Harvey Mackay, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive "Leave it to John Gray, whose creativity framed gender differences in planetary terms as Mars and Venus, starting a never-ending conversation about the differences between men and women, to go Beyond Mars and Venus and make the discussion relevant for contemporary couples. All couples, traditional or modern, will be informed by this perceptive thinker about relationships." --Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD, authors of Getting the Love You Want and Making Marriage Simple "How do we achieve true love in today's stressful, chaotic world? ... Becoming comfortable in our new roles allows for each of us to be seen, heard, and affectionate with one another. Being able to express these inherent sides of ourselves clearly determines our strengths and need for stress management and choosing balance. Greater intimacy and deep love are the gifts. I love this book." --Suzanne Somers "John Gray's famous book Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus has changed countless lives for the better (including mine) and has helped so many people live in greater happiness. This new guide offers tools and wisdom that are as helpful today as ever." --Marci Shimoff, professional speaker, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason and Love for No Reason, and coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul "John Gray provides brilliant guidance for the rapidly changing state of gender roles in our relationships. Beyond Mars and Venus is required reading for all couples who are serious about growing and thriving in love together." --Arielle Ford, author of Turn Your Mate into Your Soulmate
Dr. John Gray is the author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. USA Today listed Mars/Venus as number six among the most influential books of the last quarter century. In hardcover, it was the number one bestselling nonfiction book of the nineties. John Gray's books are translated into approximately 45 languages in more than 100 countries. Dr. Gray's more recent books include Mars and Venus in the Bedroom, Why Mars and Venus Collide, and Work With Me (with Barbara Annis). John has appeared repeatedly on Oprah, as well as on The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, etc. He has been profiled in Time, Forbes, USA Today, TV Guide, and People. He was also the subject of a three-hour special hosted by Barbara Walters.
Introduction Beyond Mars and Venus From Role Mate to Soul Mate Your Unique Self Differences Attract and Create Lasting Passion Testosterone Is from Mars Estrogen Is from Venus The Risks of Taking Hormones Women, Hormones, and Happiness You Time, Me Time, We Time She Needs to Be Heard and He Needs to Be Appreciated His Love Needs, Her Love Needs Mars and Venus Come Together The Complaint-Free Relationship Epilogue Acknowledgments About the Author