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John Gottman's "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse:" Recognizing Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness, and Stonewalling. Recognize and address these relationship killers before it's too late!

Today on The Gottman Relationship Blog, we would like to give you the opportunity to practice what you’ve learned about criticism this week.

The Four Horsemen: Criticism Weekend Homework Assignment - The Gottman Institute

Can you recognize The Four Horsemen? We teach you how in today's posting on The Gottman Relationship Blog:     http://www.gottmanblog.com/2013/04/the-four-horsemen-recognizing-criticism.html

The Four Horsemen: Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness, and Stonewalling

Dr. Gottman identified four negative communication patterns (he also calls these "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse") that can predict the end of a marriage/relationship: criticism, defensiveness, contempt, and stonewalling. Thankfully, Dr. Gottman also established four "antidotes" for each of these negative communication patterns. Learn about these antidotes from Dr. Gottman's detailed blog!

The Four Horsemen: The Antidotes - The Gottman Institute Some of the worst marriage behaviors, and how to correct and avoid them.

Criticism  Defensiveness  Contempt  Stonewalling

Four Signs Your Relationship Might Be Doomed

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Dr. John Gottman that can predict relationship disaster and even physical illness and disease are: Criticism, Contempt.