Coping With Stress on Mars and Venus

When a Martian gets upset he never talks about what is bothering him.

He would never burden another Martian with his problem unless his friend’s

assistance was necessary to solve the problem.

Instead he becomes very quiet and goes to his private cave to think about his

problem, mulling it over to find a solution.

When he has found a solution, he feels much better and comes out of his cave.

If he can’t find a solution then he does something to forget his problems,

like reading the news or playing a game.

By disengaging his mind from the problems of his day,

gradually he can relax.

If his stress is really great it takes getting involved with something even more

challenging, like racing his car, competing in a contest, or climbing a


When a Venusian becomes upset or is stressed by her day,

to find relief, she seeks out someone she trusts and

then talks in great detail about the problems of her day.

When Venusians share feelings of being overwhelmed,

they suddenly feel better. This is the Venusian way.

written by : John Gray




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