Managing Conflict

The Pursuer-Distancer Dynamic

While all couples need autonomy and closeness, many partners struggle with the pursuer-distancer dance and feel chronically dissatisfied with their degree of intimacy. When the pattern of pursuing and distancing becomes ingrained, the behavior of one partner provokes and maintains the behavior of the other. The post The Pursuer-Distancer Dynamic appeared first on The Gottman …

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The Four Horsemen: Contempt

Contempt is the worst of the four horsemen. It is the number one predictor of divorce, but it can be defeated. The post The Four Horsemen: Contempt appeared first on The Gottman Institute.   To read the full article, click The Four Horsemen: Contempt.

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