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Dr. John Gray – We need to find our own happiness
17th January 2018 • Speaking of Partnership: Personal Stories of the Power and Payoffs of Partnership • Ken Bechtel
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Note: This is a two part special featuring Dr. John Gray. This is part 2/2. The first episode aired last week on Jan 10th, 2018.

Dr. John Gray is the author of the most well-known and trusted relationship book of all time, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. USA Today listed his book as one of the top 10 most influential books of the last quarter century. In hardcover, it was the #1 bestselling book of the 1990s. Dr. Gray’s books are translated into approximately 45 languages in more than 100 countries and continues to be a bestseller.

Dr. Gray has written over 20 books. His most recent book is Beyond Mars and Venus. His Mars/Venus book series has forever changed the way men and women view their relationships. He has appeared repeatedly on Oprah, as well as on The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, and others. He has been profiled in Time, Forbes, USA Today, and People. And was also the subject of a three-hour special hosted by Barbara Walters.

John lives in Northern California with his wife, Bonnie. They have been happily married for over 30 years and have three grown daughters and four grandchildren. He is an avid follower of his own health and relationship advice.

Women’s Hormonal Cycle - Relationships

This is very important for the men and women listening.

Dr. Gray explains the two categories of a woman’s hormonal cycle, Premenopausal and Postmenopausal. He tells us how it changes the shape of a relationship during each timeframe and tips on how to react.

He also touches base on how good anticipation of an event (a date night for example) produces more hormones than the actual event.

Best Partnership Resource

Men Are From Mars, Women Are from Venus: A Practical Guide for Improving Communication & Getting What You Want in Your relationships - Dr. John Gray

Why Men Are the Way They Are - Warren Farrell

Also: Meditation, Yoga, and likeminded activities are extremely helpful in balancing our hormones.

What is the best partnership / relationship advice you have ever received?

From his wife: How to properly hug and hold hands. A good 3 to 6 second hug helps release a surge of oxytocin. This helps in lowering the testosterone levels in a woman’s body and increases their estrogen levels. A recommended 4 hugs a day is very helpful and soothing for a relationship.

Interview Links -

Dr. John Gray's website