Name the Four Horsemen of the Apocolypse that Gottman identified as predictors of troubled relationships. Do these problem interactions look different today than they did 40 years ago? Name at least two additional behavioral concerns that you might add to Gottman’s “herd” that would be relevant in today’s culture.
Children are negatively impacted by parental discord at all levels. Often, it is believed that children are “better off” when hostile parents live apart. However, even when separated, their hostility frequently continues, typically over parenting decisions. What are some common challenges that manifest in children as a result of this situation? How might it manifest in toddlers, adolescents, young adults?