Are you getting the silent treatment?

If this is a regular occurrence in your relationship, you are not alone in your pain.

According to research conducted by The Gottman Institute:

  • Men are consistently more likely to stonewall than women are.
  • Men will withdraw emotionally from conflict discussions, whereas women tend to remain emotionally engaged.
  • Results showed that 85% of stonewallers studied in the Love Lab were men.
  • However, when women stonewall, it was highly predictive of divorce.

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Dr. Debi Smith, PsyD

Author. Teacher. Coach.

I worked with men, women, couples, and families in Orange, Los Angeles, and Ventura counties in California for 25 years before closing my Clinical Psychology Practice in August 2021. I helped launch numerous Marriage Programs at local churches, training pastors, marriage mentor couples, and mental health professionals who needed help learning to work more effectively with couples. As a mother of three sons, I developed intense interest in and a unique expertise in the Psychology of Men and Marriage. Now living in Central Texas, I am dedicated to teaching and coaching around the world. My Education & Teaching Experience: In case you’re interested in the details … I earned my Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at MidAmerica Nazarene University, and my Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) at Biola University. I also taught courses at both universities, as well as at Azusa Pacific University from 2002 to 2010.