What are some predictors of divorce?
The Gottman’s, in their research, have talked about several predictors. The 4 horsemen is one of them and that’s when couples use contempt and defensiveness and stonewalling and criticism. Another one is when negativity overrides positivity. Every time someone is arguing or talking, all that the individual focuses on is the negative of that person, or just even character, logically, what’s negative in their partner. Men not accepting influence from women is a huge predictor in divorce. When you think about the history of women, it would make sense that in relationships, nothing will thrive more than when a man accepts a woman’s opinions, a woman’s suggestions and really empowers the woman. Another predictor of divorce is the emotional connection. If a couple is very disengaged, that can lead to divorce.