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Seven Questions for John Gray

Seven Questions for John Gray
imageThis week's installment features John Gray, Ph.D., author of the Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus series that has sold over 40,000,000 books. The Seven Questions project asks the same seven psychotherapy-related questions to influential therapists: prominent historical figures, top officers in the professional associations and popular authors. I welcome Dr. Gray, one of the best selling authors of all time.

John Gray (Ph.D., Psychology and Human Sexuality, Columbia Pacific University) is an author, Certified Family Therapist, popular speaker and founder of the Mars Venus industry that includes everything from online dating to coaching to internal cleansing products. No kidding. He was the Consulting Editor of the Family Journal, and a member of the Distinguished Advisory Board of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. His 16 best-selling books have earned him the title: "the best selling relationship author of all time."

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Gray's central message is simple yet controversial: men and women are different. Their thoughts, feelings, desires and communication styles are wired differently, psychologically and physiologically. Better relationships come from understanding and accepting these differences rather than trying to change one other. His books apply these principles to dating, relationship issues, sex, the workplace, dieting, and most recently, conflict resolution. According to Gray:

Ryan Howes, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, writer, musician and professor at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, California.

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