What Criticism Means and Does to Relationships


Criticism attacks the character of the person, and it can aggressively spiral downward into larger, more difficult-to-repair problems.

It hurts both the receiver and the criticizer by immediately putting the receiver in a defensive position while drawing the critic farther away from a place of empathy and understanding.

Criticism, contempt, defensiveness, lack of empathy, and judgmental comments are among the top relationship-busting behaviors , according to The Gottman Institute, which is famed for its couples workshops that have been clinically proven to save marriages.

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