Are You Headed for Divorce? Your Arguments Spill the Beans

A relationship scholar asserts that the ways that couples argue tip off as to whether their marriage will last.

Engaging in four unhealthy modes of argument just may doom the marriage.

Argument styles that promote breakups include:

  1. Personal criticisms

  2. Contempt or disrespect

  3. Dismissive defensiveness

  4. Stonewalling and silence

Argument contents that promote breakups include:

  1. overbroad accusations such as “you never” …

  2. overbroad accusations such as “you always” …

  3. personal insults or condescension

So, can cleaning up argument patterns avert a divorce?

Read more in this Yahoo Shine article: Four Negative Patterns That Predict Divorce.