Portland Relationship Institute
7100 SW Hampton Street #128 l Tigard OR 97223 l 503-342-2510
better relationships can change your life
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Do your relationship have serious problems?
If you consistently experience these warning signs, your relationship may need professional help:
Criticism - instead of merely complaining, the person attacks and blames their partner's personality and/or character, such as "you are a selfish uncaring person"
Contempt - feedback with the intent to insult and/or psychologically abuse the partner, such as "you are more than stupid: a total idiot "
Defensiveness - not being willing to listen to anything your partner has to say to you, out of fear of them hurting or attacking you.
Stonewalling - ignoring, avoiding and distancing from your partner.
References: Gottman, J. M. (1993). A theory of marital dissolution and stability. Journal of Family Psychology, 7, 57-75; Gottman, J. (1999). The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. Crown Books.
If you notice these weeds in your relationship garden, get help now.
Contact us 503-342-2510
Even if your partner does not want to come with you we can show you how to make a difference.
Call us if you want to improve any of the following relationships:
Couples, Parenting, Kids & Teens, Siblings, Friendships, Family of Origin, Blended family, Singles, Partnered Individual, Work Relations, Military Families, Relationship with Self, GLBT Relationships.
Together, we can help you find the harmony, trust, respect and joy that healthy relationships can bring.