Criticizing Our Partner Undermines Our Relationship

It is natural to feel frustrated when our significant other fails to meet our expectations.  Many of us have a certain vision for how our relationship should be, and when our loved ones fail to behave in ways to support this vision, we can become quite annoyed and critical.  Unfortunately, if we constantly criticize our partner, they are going to experience it as rejection and respond defensively.  This will ultimately undermine not only our own goals in the relationship, but the entire health of the relationship as well.  Instead, we should practice being selfless and offering up the best parts of ourselves for the good of the relationship.

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