The Shrink’s Links: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

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Today’s link from the shrink is:

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

It is possible to predict the long-term success or failure of a relationship with 94% accuracy by watching the first three minutes of a couple having a discussion about a conflict. Just watch and listen for the four horsemen of the apocalypse: marriage researcher, John Gottman’s name for four potentially destructive communication styles. Look out for criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling.

Today’s link is to Gottman’s blog where he begins a series about the four horsemen. Click here to read it. Navigate to newer posts to read more.

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