Rebuilding After Infidelity

Taylor Irvine, M.Ed., Ed.S., RMHCI  //  

Research shows couples can move forward after an affair. But how?

The Trouble with Contempt

Ellie Lisitsa  //  

Contempt to be the #1 predictor of divorce. What is contempt, and what makes this horseman the worst?

The Four Horsemen: Contempt

Ellie Lisitsa  //  

Contempt is the worst of the four horsemen. It is the number one predictor of divorce, but it can be defeated.

The Four Horsemen: Criticism

Ellie Lisitsa  //  

The first of the Four Horsemen, and likely the most common, is criticism.

The Four Horsemen: The Antidotes

Ellie Lisitsa  //  

The first step in effectively managing conflict is to identify and counteract The Four Horsemen when they arrive in your conflict discussions. Luckily, for every horseman there is an antidote, and you can learn how and when to use them below.

The Three Boxes

Ellie Lisitsa  //  

Drs. John and Julie Gottman divides the behaviors of conversing couples into three clear boxes: Nice, Neutral, and Nasty.