On Wednesday's posting, we promised to follow our cold, hard facts about stonewalling with a healthy alternative. The first step of overcoming stonewalling is to stop the discussion.
On Monday we introduced Stonewalling, Dr. Gottman’s fourth and fina horseman. It is our goal this week to help you understand this particularly destructive communication style and learn to manage it.
Today on The Gottman Relationship Blog, we would like to continue Wednesday's discussion on Fondness and Admiration, which are two of the most crucial elements in a rewarding and long-lasting romance.
Today on The Gottman Relationship Blog, we would like to continue Monday's discussion on Horseman #3 Contempt.
Contempt is the worst of the four horsemen. In Dr. Gottman’s four decades of research, he has found it to be the #1 predictor of divorce.
Happy Friday! We hope you have learned a lot about Defensiveness and its antidote in this week's postings. Today on The Gottman Relationship Blog, we would like to take the opportunity to share an excerpt from an article which cites our research.
In healthy relationships, partners don’t get defensive when discussing an area of conflict. According to Dr. Gottman, they instead take responsibility for their role in the issue and express an interest in their partner's feelings.
Today on The Gottman Relationship Blog, we would like to give you the opportunity to practice what you’ve learned about criticism this week.
Today on The Gottman Relationship Blog, we would like to continue Monday's discussion on criticism.
This week on The Gottman Relationship Blog, we will continue The Four Horsemen series by digging deeper into the first horseman of the apocalypse: criticism.