How do you deal with criticism in relationships? Here are seven forms of criticism that are not right and what to do about it.
The way you handle criticism in a relationship can change the game. If you feel like you’re being criticized by your partner in a non-constructive way, that’s fine. For a relationship to work, both partners must learn to give constructive feedback instead of attacking each other’s personalities or behaviors.
In this video, I share seven things you and your partner should do May criticize each other, or the relationship will be in jeopardy.
How to deal with criticism in relationships
Criticism is an attack on someone’s character. The difference between expressing a complaint and criticizing is …
• Criticism: “You are very selfish. Never think about helping with the dishes, because you only think about yourself! ”
• Complaint: “When you left the table after dinner without helping with the dishes, it bothered me. I thought we had agreed to help with the dishes after each meal. Would you like to wash the dishes now, please? “
If you and your partner are critical of each other, it is a warning sign that the relationship is in trouble. If criticism is widespread, it can lead to contempt, which is a relationship killer.
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When someone criticizes:
1. Your feelings
2. Your dreams and goals
3. Your sexual preferences
4. Your basic personality
5. How it looks
6. Your opinion
7. Your level of sensitivity
The antidote to criticism is to express what YES you want to, instead of focusing on what you do NOT want.
If you want to give constructive feedback, create a safe environment that allows it. If the purpose of feedback is to reduce each other, this relationship will not work. Diplomatic disagreement is an essential skill that will help you succeed in all areas of life.
And keep in mind:
“People tend to criticize their strongest spouse in the area where they themselves have the deepest emotional need.”
– Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Languages of Love
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