Men talk in very literal terms while women use a more artistic and dramatic vocabulary to fully express their feelings.Men like to sort their thoughts out before communicating them and thus become distant and non-communicative as they ponder their feelings.
With practical suggestions on how to reduce conflict, crucial information on how to interpret a partner's behavior and methods for preventing emotional "trash from the past" from invading new relationships, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus is a valuable tool for couples who want to develop deeper and more satisfying relationships with their partners. Fix-It and the home-improvement committee -- Men go to their caves and women talk -- How to motivate the opposite sex -- Speaking different languages -- Men are like rubber bands -- Women are like waves -- Discovering our different emotional needs -- How to avoid arguments -- Scoring points with the opposite sex -- How to communicate difficult feelings -- How to ask for support and get it -- Keeping the magic of love alive.
The flip side of that is that we can feel trapped or oppressed.
For instance, if you're a man who identifies with a tough, independent no-tears image, then sometimes you may struggle to meet your natural needs for support or tenderness.
Thus a gap in communication is created and we have the root of most problems in a relationship.
Fixing this break in a couples' communicating methods is a great step towards better understanding the needs of your partner.