Criticism in relationships how to respond

#CommunicationSkills in relationships is essential to its longevity

It can hurt when your partner, the one you love criticizes you.

If you can be mature enough to move past the criticism you can move to a more connected place.

If your partner starts to criticize you, look beyond their criticism and to the need behind their criticism.

Remember; when someone criticizes you it does not define your worth. Understanding this is the mature adult response. Keeping this in mind and knowing it at your core can change everything.

It means there is something alive inside them and a need they want to have met. Don’t make it about you. Be curious and ask questions about what they would like to have changed.

Help them explore what is really going on for them.

This is a relational response.

Sharron x

Couples Counsellor

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