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During the 1990s there had been a surge for popular psychology books about gender language and communication Among some of the bestsellers included Deborah Tannens You Just Dont Understand and John Grays Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus These authors have reached millions of people with their metaphors describing how men and women communicate differently Instead of trying to force men and women into molds that do not fit them Gray and Tannens experiential relationship styles embraces the differences between men and women and encourages communication through the understanding of basic differences They make many arguments about how men and women act and what they want to hear in conversation These examples help the reader grasp the authors ideas and arguments and make the book more interesting and easier to relate to As a popular marriage counselor John Gray provides a unique and practical way for men and women to communicate and relate better by acknowledging the differences between them He attracts the readers by telling an ongoing story that helps the audience to relate Once upon a time Martians men and Venusians women met fell in love and had happy relationships together because they respected and accepted their differences Then they came to earth and amnesia set in they forgot they were from different planets Using this metaphor to illustrate the commonly occurring conflicts between men and women Gray explains how these differences can come between the sexes and prohibits mutually fulfilling loving relationships The statement that men are from Mars and women are from Venus gives a clear image of the extremely different worlds of thinking and acting between the men and the women That has been true since the creation of the human being starting with Eva Adam their apple and their contradictions Tannens style is a bit different yet she tends to give examples of herself and similar individuals stories to help the audience
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