Today starts a 4 post series on how to communicate better in your relationship. We’ll talk about the Four Horsemen (Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness, Stonewalling), coined by relationship expert John Gottman.
Today’s post is about criticism.
Chronic withdrawal leaves a relationship deprived, and partners lonely. The withdrawn partner feels arguing is not worth the trouble. He or she talks less, finds reasons to leave for work early, and goes to bed later. The relationship grows in distress with each passing day.