The Four Horsemen: Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness, and Stonewalling

November 21, 2017 in Marriage

Dr. John Gottman and his wife Dr. Julie Shwartz Gottman are the co-founders of the Gottman Institute, whose mission it is “to reach out to families in order to help create and maintain greater love and health in relationships.” Combined, the Gottman’s have authored / co-authored over 200 published academic articles and more than 40 books in the realm of marriage and parenting. John is most known for The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work; What Makes Love LastThe Relationship CureWhy Marriages Succeed or Fail, and Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child.

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