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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The Traits That Can Ruin Your Marriage

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Divorce Attorney in Charleston, SC | The Peck Law FirmWhy do some couples stay married, while others get divorced?

The answers to this complex question are as varied as the couples themselves. However, well-respected research done by a team of psychologists sheds some light on the common traits that can foster unhappiness in a marriage.

The team, lead by John Gottman, recorded 80 couples talking about a recent argument and made note of the types of interactions. During this process, the team made a startling discovery, according to the Scientific American: as few as four behaviors “could be used to predict which couples would still be married 14 years later – with 93% accuracy.”

These “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,” as they were called, are toxic to a marriage. [Read more…]

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Cooper River Bridge Run

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Charleston’s favorite race is back: the Cooper River Bridge Run is set to take place in just a few days.Cooper River Bridge Run | The Peck Law Firm

Every year, more than 35,000 runners and walkers participate in the run from Mt. Pleasant to downtown Charleston. Participants wind through Mt. Pleasant before crossing the Arthur Ravenel Bridge, which offers spectacular views of the river and of Charleston.

The Bridge’s great views aren’t the only feature that contributes to the popularity of this race. The Bridge Run offers activities and events for everyone before and after the race itself. These include the following: [Read more…]

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