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Old 01-28-2015, 11:28 PM
 
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I would have to agree, once you get to that point, it's all downhill from there.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/scient...183213485.html

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Contempt, a virulent mix of anger and disgust, is far more toxic than simple frustration or negativity. It involves seeing your partner as beneath you, rather than as an equal.

This single behavior is so powerful, Gottman and University of California-Berkeley psychologist Robert Levenson found, they can use it along with the negative behaviors of criticism, defensiveness, and stonewalling to predict divorce with 93% accuracy.

"Contempt," says Gottman, "is the kiss of death."

The striking 93% figure comes from a 14-year study of 79 couples living across the US Midwest (21 of whom divorced during the study period) published in 2002. Since then, decades of research into marriage and divorce have lent further support to the idea linking divorce with specific negative behaviors.
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