When Marriage Sends You Running for Cover: Contempt

Pulling again from Dr. Gottman’s excellent book, Why Marriages Succeed or Fail, I’ll be posting about the “4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse” for the next 4 weeks. These are four behaviors that can really harm a marriage: Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness, and Stonewalling. This week we’re looking at contempt. Contempt is disrespect, scorn, dismissal, etc. Criticism […]

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