Jun 15 / Simcha

Stopping the Four Horsemen (J. Gottman)

horsemen2In a previous posting we list what John Gottman, professor emeritus in Psychology (Univ. of WA), refers to as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse — the four major negative behaviors that are highly destructive to the couple’s connection when they appear too frequently in their interactions.

Alongside the antidotes offered in that posting, we add the following ways to prevent the downward relational spiral caused by these behaviors.

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Jun 13 / Simcha

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (J. Gottman)

horsemen1John Gottman (b.1942), professor emeritus in Psychology (Univ. of WA), is known for his work on marital stability and relationship analysis through direct, scientific observations. Gottman developed multiple models, scales and formulas to predict marital stability and divorce in couples, and has completed seven studies in this field.

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