"She must stop beating herself over the head with Women Who Love Too Much and instead think more towards Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus"

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Women Who Love Too Much was one of the first self-help guides, published in 1985. Written by Robin Norwood, it was aimed at women who focus everything they have on sustaining a relationship with an unsuitable or 'emotionally unavailable' partner. The book attracted a lot of criticism from feminists but became a multi-million bestseller, and was re-published in 2008.

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by John Gray is another immensely popular self-help guide, which categorises the differences between the sexes and offer strategies for coping with and resolving these differences.