Venus & Mars

For many reasons women and men view the world and relationship very differently. Most obvious are physical differences. But hormones in men and women also impact behavior, both also have a “monthly cycle.” And while this cycle impacts mood and behavior, there is another, often not recognized impact hormones have on relations between the sexes.

“It’s well documented that when women live or work closely together, they often start menstruating together… Something similar may happen between a husband and his wife… the man… may change his behavior in response to his mate’s monthly cycle…

Add to this “role models,” how social and religious upbringing affect behavior. These can enhance a relationship as well as cause friction. When times are good they can be great! But when environmental stresses such as job security; when we catch a cold: hormones can magnify stress and result in friction, arguing. And under these conditions understanding between Mars and Venus, man and woman breaks down and relationships can enter troubled waters.

If you have a question regarding a personal issue please contact David Turner, LCSW by the Reply Form appearing at the bottom of this and all pages on this website.


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