Four Things That Can Destroy Relationships


What is the secret of a successful relationship? How can you maintain a long-term relationship and feel heard and fulfilled? If you are asking yourself these questions, it is probably because your relationship is that important to you. Do you feel like sometimes you are caught in some sort of a cycle, where you are struggling to be heard and deeply understood by your partner? We can help you to renew your relationship and build the trust and the level of intimacy you always dreamed of, so you can feel loved and understood by your partner at a deep level.

According to research conducted by John Gottman, there are several important predictors of divorce. His model predicted divorce with 93% accuracy.

His work talks about four negative behaviors that could destroy your relationship:

  • Criticism
  • Defensiveness
  • Contempt
  • Stonewalling

If this is something that you think might be present in your relationship, it might be time to take action. John Gottman says that in a great relationship when one partner is upset, the other will stop everything and tune in.  “When your partner is upset, even upset with you, but upset about anything, people communicate: ‘You know baby, when you’re upset, the world stops, and I listen,’” he said. “In relationships that don’t work, they communicate the opposite message: ‘When you’re upset, especially upset with me, go away. Get over it. Come to me when you are feeling better. And we’ll play together. We’ll have sex together.”  That dismissal is the kiss of death, he said.

What if next month you can find yourself in the loving and trustful relationship with your partner you always dreamed of? We can help you restore the trust, renew passion and intimacy, and build up communication, so you can enjoy the great relationship that you deserve.

Contact us today for your free 15-minute consultation to find out how we can help.

Aly Landry, MS, NCC

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

National Certified Counselor

(321) 209 2049


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