Listen to What He Does, Watch What He Says
A. H. Carlisle, III
Reviewed by Carol Hoyer, PhD, for Reader Views (4/13)
Article first published as Book Review: Listen to What He Does, Watch What He Says by A. H. Carlisle, III on Blogcritics.
With “Listen to What He Does, Watch What He Says,” the author A. H. Carlisle, III, has written one of the most down-to-earth, honest books on how men respond in relationships. The underlying theme is if you want to understand a person’s actions, you must first understand the person.
As women, we have a tendency to question the “whys” of a relationship, such as: Why doesn’t he like me? Why won’t he commit? As the author states, women do not pay attention to what the man is saying and what his actions are saying and that is why they often remain confused about men.
Carlisle states “The core of women is emotion and this emotion tends to be deafening and blinding sometimes.” Another point that hit home for me when reading this book was in the chapter on Communication. In this chapter the author talks about communication between individuals and how important it is to understand how your partner receives information.
Some of the other topics in this book include: Loving the idea of being in love; baggage; deliberate behavior and when his lies become his own truths.
This is a very easy book to read and understand. It is written with honesty and sincerity to help women understand the actions of a man and why things happen the way they do. Throughout the book the author provides many of his own experiences in relationships that did or didn’t work and why. Another great thing about this book is that it can be used by someone wanting to get into a relationship or for those who are already in a relationship.
“Listen to What He Does, Watch What He Says” by A.H. Carlisle, III, is 110 pages, but it is one that readers will want to make margin notes on as they relate to issues that come up in their own relationships.