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Criticism: Why giving and receiving “constructive” advice almost never goes well

Posted:   February 05, 2019 by Nani Waddoups, LPC, NCC

When was the last time you offered up “constructive criticism” to a colleague about her website, or told your housemate that they weren’t cleaning up the kitchen properly, or offered to help your partner get organized….again. How did that conversation go? Did you end up feeling closer to that person, more connected? Did it get the results you wanted? If not, read on.