When Marriage Sends You Running for Cover: Defensiveness

Pulling 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. We are in Week 3, which is all about defensiveness. Defensiveness is warding off […]

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