Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus -- But We Have to Live on Earth, hosted by Barbara Walters, is based on John Gray's best-selling book of the same name. Gray's book attempts to teach couples how to rise above differences in communication styles, emotional needs, and modes of behavior to arrive at a greater understanding between partners. For this program, ABC placed an ad in newspapers seeking married couples with problems. From thousands of responses, they chose six fractious pairs who appear in the special. Cameras follow the couples' daily routine, during which they discuss chores, intimacy, and differences. Next, each couple attends John Gray's lecture and workshop. Five months later, each couple is visited and shown to be happier. The program does not discuss the specifics of Gray's theories but shows his ideas in action.
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