Category Archives: Criticism

Relationship Help: Does That Person Who Irritates You, Have a Purpose?

Do you have a family member, boss or co-worker  or maybe even a friend who irritates you by pointing out some shortcoming in your life more than once? Like sisters often do, my sister and I share freely with each … Continue reading

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How to Get out of the Blame Game

“She made me angry! That’s why I hit her” Billy protested when his mother rebuked him for hitting his little sister. Susan defended her rude behavior to her friend Susie, “I was mean with her because of what she did.” … Continue reading

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Why Shouldn’t You Use Should?

The other day I received an email from someone, “You should have told me earlier….” The tone felt like a scolding. As it turns out the situation was not my fault for not letting her know earlier because I didn’t … Continue reading

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Is Criticism the Best Way to Get a Person to Change?

Do you think that criticizing someone over and over is the way you get them to change? You know the “How many times have I told you…” syndrome. Sometimes we think with our children or spouses or other loved ones … Continue reading

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How to Let Go of an Offense

Whatever you focus on increases. If you focus on an offense from someone, the anger and resentment increases. If you focus on trying to understand yourself and the other person, your wisdom and understanding will increase. You’ll find a new … Continue reading

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Conflict Resolution: Do You Walk on Eggshells Around Certain People?

Do you feel like you are walking on eggshells around some people? This post will give you some tips and insights how to respond to the person that will empower you.
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How Do You Get Over Being Offended?

When someone offends you, what do you want to do in response? When someone does something to offensive, a natural reaction, out of your own pain, is to lash back. You want to hurt them back or let them know that was … Continue reading

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Whose Words are You Going to Listen to?

Have you ever had someone say hurtful, untrue things about you? Maybe there was a grain of truth in what they said but their tone was so hostile it dragged you down? We can all benefit from constructive criticism and any time … Continue reading

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Whose Issue Is It?

When you are criticized and feel attacked, do you wonder what you did wrong?  Sometimes you do need to take a look at yourself and see if the criticism will help you grow. At other times when people are critical … Continue reading

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What Do You Do When Someone Criticizes You?

When someone criticizes you, what is your first reaction? If you are like most people, your first response is to defend yourself. That’s normal. You usually have your side of the story. However, one of the quickest and smartest ways … Continue reading

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