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Unformatted text preview: Volatile Couple Conflict-Minimizing Couple Non-regulated Couples Have difficulty resolving conflicts, interactions far more negative Gottmans 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Criticism criticism involves attack on the partner Defensiveness criticism/defend pattern becomes a cycle of negativity Contempt disrespect, scorn, hatred Stonewalling communication between partners shuts down *Belligerence Research Communication Strengths of Happy vs Unhappy Married Couples Top 5 Communication Issues for Married Couples (Olson &amp; Olson, 2000)...
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