I often talk about avoiding the 4 horsemen of the relational apocalypse from the work of John Gottman. This is an excellent, short video explaining what the 4 horsemen look like: criticism, contempt, defensiveness and stonewalling. It also gives a few hints on how to avoid them. These 4 are responsible for much of marital demise… so let’s get to challenging them asap!
Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST can be reached at natashaparker.org and runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions, which focuses on helping families and individuals with faith concerns, sexuality and mental health. She hosts the Mormon Mental Health and Mormon Sex Info Podcasts, is the current president of the Mormon Mental Health Association and runs a sex education program, Sex Talk with Natasha. She has over 20 years of experience working with primarily an LDS/Mormon clientele.