Five Types Of Married Couples

Based on numerous studies of how married couples interact, John Gottman has sorted couples into five types: Validating, Volatile, Conflict-Avoiding, Hostile, and Hostile–Detached.  Validating, Volatile, and Conflict-Avoiding couples are generally happy in their marriages, Hostile couples are unhappy, but none of these types are likely to divorce.  On the other hand, Hostile-Detached couples are unhappy and may be heading toward divorce.  Each type is different, but you can know what type of marriage you have and how likely you are to be happy or get divorced by reviewing the characteristics of each type of marriage and seeing if you recognize how you and your spouse interact. Validating Couples.  These couples generally interact in a calm relaxed way.  They can become emotional, but most of the time they are calm and reasonable.  Validating couples emphasize supporting and understanding each other’s points of view when they discuss…

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