Originally Posted by dizzlmcwizzl
No, I think Cindy has it right on this issue. I have learned over many years that people are not anxious to listen to to criticism unless they are already know the issue. Furthermore criticism should come from someone you are extremely close to (mom, sister) or from someone not close to you at all (boss, therapist).
The biggest family problems occur when someone close, but not extremely close, makes a suggestion when the listener is not ready to hear it.
I'm not disagreeing at all; not making a comment on her method. I'm reporting ours.
It takes a certain kind of person in America in the Year 2012 to be willing to listen to criticism: too many people disregard it or take offense, rather than see it as an opportunity for improvement. So it goes.