4 Ways To Respond When Your Partner Puts You Down

Criticism is never welcomed. When it comes to negative self-criticism, the majority of us are more than capable; we certainly don't require a partner!   

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The constant barrage of criticism and "advice" from your partner about how you should improve your performance can be debilitating.  

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When you add your partner's put-downs to your own criticisms, it can make your self-esteem plummet even worse and escalate the tension between you.  

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Here are 4 things to do when your partner puts you down a lot.

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Indeed, this is difficult and sometimes hard to see. However, you must recognize your role in this toxic dynamic.  

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1. Look at whether you're putting yourself down, too 

Are you known for criticizing your partner? You being mean to them? Are your partner's accusations about you or your behavior true?  

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2. Use insults and unfavorable interactions?  

Remember your habits and acknowledge your role in the dynamic. Also, stop criticizing when it starts. Setting limits may be necessary.  

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3. Set boundarie

As mentioned, nobody enjoys criticism. Nobody deserves constant ridicule either. No, neither does your lover.  

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4. Ask yourself the tough question

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