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The Man's Guide to Women

By: John Gottman,Julie Schwartz Gottman,Douglas Abrams,Rachel Carlton Abrams
Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
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A great "philosopher" once said, "Trying to understand women is like trying to smell the color nine." But the fact is, men can understand women to their great benefit. All they need is the right teacher. And, arguably, there is no better teacher than John Gottman, PhD, a world-renowned relationships researcher and author of the best-selling 7 Principles of Making Marriage Work.

His new book, written with wife Julie Gottman, a clinical psychologist; Doug Abrams; and Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD, is based on 40 years of scientific study, much of it gleaned from the Gottmans' popular couples' workshops and the "love lab" at the University of Washington. It's written primarily for men because new research suggests that it is the man in a relationship who wields the most influence to make it great or screw it up beyond repair.

The Man's Guide to Women offers the science-based answers to the question: What do women really want in men? The book explains the hallmarks of manhood that most women find attractive and helps men hone those skills to be the men women desire.

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©2016 John Gottman, PhD, Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD, Douglas Abrams, and Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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  • Tim
  • 19-06-2016

recommend

Good insight with no egotistical undertone like other books I've read. I would recommed to both qlued up and clueless men. There is both priceless nuggets of information and reassurance of what you'll already know

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quite brilliant

this is what I needed 40 years ago thank god I've got it now great book

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  • AE
  • 01-03-2021

Loved the advice, not the worldview

This book did a great job of answering the question it proposes to answer, that is it tells what women really want. It is informative, well written and well performed. I especially appreciated the scientific information and the research articles referenced.

I did not appreciate the worldview of evolutionary biology mostly because it made me (as a woman) feel like a labeled cross-section diagram or a bunch of equations and involuntary responses rather than a unique and created being, cherished by God and with eternal value. But I guess I can’t expect a science book to have a Judeo-Christian worldview and aside from that I enjoyed the book and found it very informative and helpful!

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Fun and educational

I really liked the fun, humorous tone. Most other books on dating and relationships are just dead serious.

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Pretty smug book in need of an update

There’s one good tip in this book, which is ‘when triggered, say you need a little time to calm down, go and take your mind off the issue, then come back when calmer to discus the matter.’ The rest of the book is pretty much man bashing and it just makes relationships sound like totally exhausting enterprises in woman worship.

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recommend this to all my mates, 100% relatable and

great book, I will recommend this to all my friends and already also thinking about listening to it again haha

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if your an incel this is the book for you.

If your an incel this will probably suit you well. if not? don't waste your token on this book.

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Highly recommend and very helpful insights!

The book contains lots of interesting facts about women, men tend to not understand or recognize. Additionally the content is structured well in an entertaining way with jokes, anecdotes and stories. I was constantly taking notes and will for sure listen again to it.

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Excellent

Every thing in this book is spot on. I wish I had all this knowledge 30 years ago.

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Good guide for young men entering the dating scene

Interesting book & learned about relationships with women, but the book is starting to feel a little bit dated in 2023, with little nuances for men that don't fall into traditional view of wanting sex & to not fighting more than anything else in a relationship with women.

I would recommend this book to younger men who are new to the dating scene as a starting point.

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