4 Relationship Habits To Leave Behind As You Begin The New Year

In Dr. John Gottman’s forty years of research on relationship stability and satisfaction, he found four behaviors that are the most unhealthy for couples. These can even be ‘toxic’ to relationship success and predict divorce if they occur frequently. The ‘magic ratio’ of healthy patterns between partners is about twenty positive interactions to every negative interaction during their everyday time together, and five positive interactions to every negative interaction during conflict discussions.

How are you and your partner doing?

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Consider making a “New Year’s Relationship Resolution” to decrease or eliminate these ‘toxic’ behaviors. Start by instead focusing on:

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