The idea that the love in your relationship has expired is a difficult for one to stomach. I often think of myself as Cupid’s sidekick. I root for couples that I work with to triumph, but I have seen love turn into hate and fondness into bitterness. I root for couples that I work with to triumph, but I have seen love turn into hate and fondness into bitterness.
In these instances, the best thing partners can do is to walk away. In a recent interview, Dr. Gottman was asked what advice he would give his younger self. His response? “Get out of bad relationships sooner.”
Sometimes our relationships get us so turned around that we can’t tell if it’s time to leave or not.
Lucky for us, Dr. Gottman’s breakthrough research with thousands of couples has discovered five telltale signs that can predict – with over 94% accuracy – whether a couple will break up within the next four years.
The Story of Us
As in fairy tales, love thrives in a story. The easiest way to tell if a relationship has passed its expiration date is to listen to the Story of Us couples share.
When Dr. Gottman studied the differences between happy and

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