How Stripping Solves Relationship Conflicts on The Gottman Institute Relationship Blog

Millions of couples throughout the world are all too familiar with the way their partners – particularly the male – distances themselves when heated relationship conflict erupts.

Millions of couples throughout the world are all too familiar with the way their partners – particularly the male – distances themselves when heated relationship conflict erupts. The technical name for this conflict pattern is the demand/withdraw negative escalation cycle, or Husband Withdrawal for short. Left unchecked, Husband Withdrawal leads to more heated arguments that result in a pervasive attitude of contempt, which Dr. Gottman has found to be the number one predictor of divorce.

Read the article on The Gottman Institute Relationship Blog.

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