In his book Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, John Gray indicates that men and women have such diverse backgrounds—being from different planets and all—that a conversation between a man and a woman can be a "cross-cultural" event. Is Anything More Baffling than we try to say something nice to another—only to have that one take our comment as an insult? It not only hurts us both, but we also have no idea how to prevent it from happening again.
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