Dr. Gottman's four decades of research has revealed four negative communication patterns that predict relationship failure with over 90% accuracy: criticism, contempt, defensiveness, stonewalling. We call them The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
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Married American actors Farrah Fawcett (then known as Farrah Fawcett-Majors) (left) and Lee Majors pose together as they attend a party for ABC-TV screen celebrities, June 1971. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Getty Images)