men, women, and romantic love
By Jennifer McNulty
Despite what the self-help books say about men and women being from different planets, there are very earthly factors that contribute to the problems men and women encounter in their shared quest for satisfying love relationships.
Gender and Relationships: Male-Female Differences in Love and Marriage is produced by Dane Archer, a UCSC professor of sociology.
The new video Gender and Relationships: Male-Female Differences in Love and Marriage illuminates the roots of "gendered" patterns of communication and interaction that challenge many adults in intimate relationships. Produced by Dane Archer, a professor of sociology at UCSC and an expert on gender and communication, Gender and Relationships helps demystify the differences between men and women in ways that resonate with viewers of all ages.
"There is no one path to attraction, courtship, love, and marriage, and the difficulties can leave you wondering if men and women have the same needs, hopes, and dreams," said Archer, who deftly highlights factors that contribute to the gender gap in relationships, beginning with a study showing how differently adults interact with a baby they think is a boy than with a baby they think is a girl.
The latest in Archer’s series of bestselling educational videotapes on nonverbal communication, cultural differences, and gender, Gender and Relationships combines personal testimonials with the insights of trained professionals to help instructors reach students in ways that will make them think critically about gender, attraction, relationships, and marriage.
• Imagine, for example, having the opportunity to share one relationship insight with one million members of the opposite sex. Archer, who asked both men and women for their ideas, found remarkable consensus among women, who urged men to "Listen--just listen" without trying to "solve the problem." Men, by contrast, pleaded with women to communicate directly with them and to make their conversational needs explicit.
• Consider the insights of children of divorce, who, when asked about their own prospects of living "happily ever after," recalled the conflict in their parents’ marriage and expressed grave doubts about the likelihood they would find happiness in a long-lasting love relationship.
• Hear from gays and lesbians about the rights and privileges same-sex couples are denied.
Gender and Relationships presents compelling testimony from men and women of varied cultural and social backgrounds who discuss gender differences in love, courtship, "couplehood," marriage, emotions, and understanding.
With sensitivity and humor, Archer lets real people describe the hurdles and triumphs on the road to love. Their candid testimonials unmask gender roles and sex-role socialization more poignantly than any lecture could, revealing the pitfalls of conventional wisdom about gender. Gender and Relationships reveals the gulf of misperception, misunderstanding, and heartbreak that can separate women and men even when they are involved in the most intimate and important relationships of their lives.
I have a successful marriage based on love and trust.
We both accept each other for who/what we are and don't interfere in letting us be us.
We talk to each other a lot.
If one of us is a little upset, we schedule a time we can speak about it, instead of blurting something out.
We are completely honest about our feelings.
He protects me and takes on all the male attributes when it comes to me.
by ronny20054 years ago
In your opinion, Who is more romantic, men or women? and Why?
by Sunnyglitter6 years ago
I believe it does change and evolve after you've been in a relationship or marriage for awhile (and that's not a bad thing), but I might be wrong, so I'd like to hear other opinions.My boyfriend stopped telling me that...
by Emile R4 years ago
We have been invited to a baby shower. Both men and women were invited. My husband is flabbergasted and says it is in bad taste (primarily because he doesn't want to go, I think). He says it is wrong.I say, why not? I'm...
by mdawson177 years ago
In the recent years I have seen more men come out of the closet after being married for more than 5 years. This concerns me becuase I think of the spouse that has dedicated her complete life to him!I have seen children...
by Person of Interest6 years ago
by Credence25 months ago
Most interesting: seems to be a fundamental difference in how men and women see things.http://www.salon.com/2016/10/12/repealt … men-voted/Seems like the real differential for party or political preference is...
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