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Respected marriage expert John Gottman says contempt is one of the clearest indicators that a relationship is not going to survive. Contempt may seem like such a strong word that you dismiss the thought of it being a problem in your marriage. But take a moment to ask yourself whether you have ever shown disrespect or disdain to or for your spouse or have looked down on each other or been scornful for some reason.

If so, be aware that these are all expressions of contempt to one degree or another. To show contempt for your spouse is a behavior we all want to avoid. Here are 7 signs you’re showing contempt toward your spouse.

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