One thought on “Learning to Receive Feedback

  • October 6, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    So Stacy’s mom criticizes her parenting and then Stacy’s husband and her best friend criticize Stacy’s reaction to her mother’s criticism.

    Maybe her mom, her friend and her husband could get together and come up with a single standard for Stacy’s behavior, and then they could jointly inform Stacy of the criteria by which she will be judged in the future.

    Then, while Mom and BFF and Charles play rock-paper-scissors for ultimate control over Stacy’s performance as wife, mother and friend, Stacy could reflect on how “feedback” has already hurt her relationships, causing her to inhibit her emotional expression and withdraw from intimacy.

    Maybe she could also think critically about whether or not she wants to continue relationships that hinge on the trading of “feedback” instead of the modeling and expectation of compassion and understanding from all involved.

    V.

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