Gottman: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Ingrid Ponciano, LCMFT
Relationships are complicated and often times it becomes difficult to communicate. Sometimes couples and families get stuck in a negative cycle of interactions. This negativity in communication is described by Dr. Gottman as The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, because of their lethality to a relationship.
We encourage you to become aware of these unfriendly patterns when they go unnoticed, they can create distancing and even damage relationships. To Find out ways to avoid contempt, criticism, defensiveness and stonewalling in your interactions with others, click here for an infographic of the Antidotes to stop the Four Horsemen.