The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, adapted from John Gottman's book "The Seven Principles for Making a Marriage Work"
Tina Miller, MA,CFLE stashed this in marriage
The first horseman in a relationship is criticism. Criticizing our partner is different than offering a critique or having a complaint. The latter two are about specific issues, whereas the former attacks our partner at the core. In effect, we are dismantling his or her whole being when we criticize.