Stress and relationships

February 11, 2008 5:50:55 PM PST
Fed up with fighting? Tired of tussles? With steps to a better relationship is the author of "Why Mars and Venus Collide," Dr. John Gray.

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  1. When a woman talks, men just need to listen, not fix. By just listening, you will raise a woman's oxytocin levels, therefore lowering her stress - John has a bunch of tips for women to raise their oxytocin levels without men as well!

  2. Ask a man for help around the house. Men's testosterone levels go up when they feel like they've achieved something. That in turn lowers their stress. Especially when you thank them!

  3. Just remember that a man needs his cave time too, so don't be offended if after he's listened to you, he wants to go off and watch TV and be alone. This activity raises his testosterone levels and makes him a much more pleasant person to be around.

  4. See your relationship as a place of refuge from stress and not the reason for stress. By keeping your perspective and doing one thing a day for your partner, you may end up being pleasantly surprised! Men: don't feel embarassed about leaving a note for your wife to say you love her or complimenting her on a new outfit. Women: don't be frightened to praise the man in your life. He'll reward you for it!

Book signings this week:

Tonight at Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Phone: (415) 927-0960 x238
Talk, Discussion & Book Signing
Time: 7:00 PM

About John Gray:
John Gray is the author of 15 best-selling books, including Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the number one best-selling relationship book of the last decade. In the past ten years, over 30 million Mars and Venus books have been sold in over 40 languages throughout the world.

An expert in the field of communication, John Gray's focus is to help men and women understand, respect and appreciate their differences in both personal and professional relationships. In his many books, CDs, DVDs, tapes, workshops and seminars, he provides practical tools and insights to effectively manage stress and improve relationships at all stages and ages by creating the brain chemistry of health, happiness and lasting romance.

Dr. John Gray has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, CBS Morning Show, Good Morning America, The View, Politically Incorrect, Larry King, and others. He has been profiled in Newsweek, Time, Forbes, USA Today, TV Guide, and People , among others.

John Gray, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of communication and relationships, is the author of fifteen books, was a certified marriage and family therapist for over 15 years, and has been conducting personal-growth seminars for over thirty years. John Gray lives with his wife and three children in Northern California.