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Create Appreciation and Respect in your Relationship

Posted By Elizabeth Pincott  
11:00 AM

Appreciation and respect can be developed or enhanced in your relationship by avoiding what The Gottman’s call the Four Horsemen. Follow the antidotes below to prevent these horsemen from negatively impacting your relationship.

Criticism > Use Gentle Start Up

Defensiveness > Take Responsibility

Contempt > Describe Your Own Feelings and Needs

Stonewalling > Do Physiological Self-Soothing

These four horsemen can creep into your relationship and when they do they create conflict, weaken friendship and connection and if left to run ramped they can eventually lead your relationship to a point of no return and inevitable demise.