While we often do whatever we can to avoid criticism, there is rarely a way to learn without some criticism or critiquing of what we are doing. What would happen if you viewed criticism as information that could teach you something? What if you viewed criticisms from your mate as messages indicating they are not getting something vital that they need from you? Criticism, though unpleasant, can be very useful in our growth


Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and Twitter