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.