Warren Farrell, PhD,
has been a pioneer in both the women and men’s movements. His books are published in 17 languages. His workshops and books, including Women Can’t Hear What Men Don’t Say, train couples and therapists to handle personal criticism without feeling defensive.
Our inability to handle personal criticism from loved ones is a common Achilles’ heel. The more deeply we are in love, the harder it is to handle. Soon, couples feel they are walking on eggshells, unable to express themselves honestly, and the love fades. Raising children and dealing with money during an economic recession magnifies the problems even as those problems become the reason couples stay together. The result? Couples often remain legally married but psychologically divorced—in a minimum-security-prison marriage.