Understanding Men and Women
a Page at a Time.
In this book written by Susan Page, Page differentiates the many different ways of
communication between men and women. This was also the goal of John Gray in his
book, "Men are from Mars,Women are from Venus." The difference between the two
books is that Page focuses more so on those in an argumentive relationship. She gives
five methods of preventing an argument between two people in a couple. For example,
she states that when feeling misunderstood or a little irritated by your mate, that you
should make "I" statements instead of "you" statements. Instead of saying something
like "you never fix anything anymore, your stupid and lazy!" You should say something
not as direct, such as "I feel that everything around here in always broken. You used to be
the one to call upon when something needed fixing," and you might want to reassure him
that he always did a good job, even if he didn't.
It's a male pride thing, something like
this, " and you always did a well-worthy job. It just seems that you don't do it anymore."
This is a more sensible and deserving of a response type of approach. The ideal
answer would be "I know, I just have to make time like I did in the past. Thanks for
bringing it to my attention." This conversation was simple and free from any arguments.
Truthfully, I think that this book could help and assist someone in the need of assistance
with their marriage. It even helped me a little with my relationship.