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Understanding Criticism in Your Relationship with Dr. Jessica Higgins

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Understanding Criticism in Your Relationship with Dr. Jessica Higgins

DrJessicaHiggins_665902661.jpgMost people don't intend to be critical, hurtful, or mean. Rather they are trying to communicate their needs, but don't know they're being critical. Dr.Terri talks to Dr. Jessica Higgins, a Licensed Psychologist and Relationship Coach, and the host of the Empowered Relationship podcast. Dr. Higgins discusses what is happening when criticism is at play in a relationship, multiple strategies to turn your communication around, and specific language to implement right now so that you can create more understanding and connection with your partner.

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Dr. Jessica Higgins holds two graduate degrees in psychology (PhD, MA), two coaching certifications, and over 20 years of experience helping clients achieve successful results. She is known for her deep understanding and keen perception; while being able to translate her observations and knowledge to help clients shift and transform their ways of relating. As the host of Empowered Relationship Podcast, she helps people navigate the terrain of long-lasting intimacy more skillfully and mindfully. Through her coaching and online course, clients transform pain into love and connection. 


About Dr. Terri Orbuch:

Dr. Terri Orbuch (aka The Love Doctor®) is an internationally recognized relationship expert, author, speaker, professor at Oakland University, and research scientist at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. She is also the director of a landmark study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she has been following the same couples for almost 3 decades.

Dr. Orbuch is widely published in scientific journals and the author of “5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great” and “Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship.” Her practical science-based advice has led to being featured in publications in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, USA Today, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and TIME magazine, and appearances on The Today Show, MSNBC, The Katie Couric Show, ESPN, HuffPost Live, and CNN.

She writes articles at Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other national outlets; and her relationship segments are aired on Fox-2 Detroit Morning News. She just launched a new video online course called, “How to Find Love in 7 Days: The Science of Finding Love.” Learn more about her at: