Marital conflict happens in every relationship, but conflict alone is not necessarily a sign of trouble. So how can you know if your marriage really is in trouble and not just experiencing common marital conflict? Well, Dr. John Gottman has studied couples and their communication patterns extensively, to the point of being able to predict with 90% accuracy who would stay together and who would get divorced. His findings produced what he labeled the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, with the Apocalypse being the end of your relationship. These Four Horsemen are Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness, and Stonewalling. For more on these signs, check out the video to below. And if your marriage is showing these signs, contact me today or read more about marital counseling services here.
Again, if your marriage is showing signs of trouble, get help today.