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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Published by Keith R Wilson

I'm a licensed mental health counselor and certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor in private practice with more than 30 years experience. My newest book is The Road to Reconciliation: A Comprehensive Guide to Peace When Relationships Go Bad. I recently published a workbook connected to it titled, How to Make an Apology You’ll Never Have to Make Again. I also have another self help book, Constructive Conflict: Building Something Good Out of All Those Arguments. I’ve also published two novels, a satire of the mental health field: Fate’s Janitors: Mopping Up Madness at a Mental Health Clinic, and Intersections , which takes readers on a road trip with a suicidal therapist. If you prefer your reading in easily digestible bits, with or without with pictures, I have created a Twitter account @theshrinkslinks. MyFacebook page is called Keith R Wilson – Author.

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