The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Dr John Gottman identified four communication styles that can predict the end of a relationship: Criticism, Defensiveness, Stonewalling and especially Contempt. He called them, rather amusingly, The Four Horsemen. Tammy Fletcher in San Diego calls them Relationship Killers.

Here are two nice, short articles on the subject to help you avoid the apocalypse – well worth a read.

http://www.gottmanblog.com/2013/04/the-four-horsemen-recognizing-criticism.html

http://sdtherapy.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/relationship-killers/