Thoughts on: The Four Relationship Killers

Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness, Stonewalling

Who knew that couples who complained more were more likely to stay together? What would substituting criticism in your relationships for complaint look like?

The 8:1 principle. Cheesy? Maybe. Does it work? Apparently. How might you go about incorporating this technique into your relationships, bypassing the cheese factor? Here’s a link to more info from John Gottman on this topic.

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