Sometimes it is intentional, most time of the time it is not.....Some of us have dished it out and I am pretty sure all of us have been on the receiving end of it at some point in our lives. How do you deal with criticism, whether it is from FI/DH...a loved one or anyone?
Depending on who it comes from, I can become defensive. For me, it is difficult at times to not let certain critical comments get under my skin (especially if the timing is bad or if it comes from FI) but, I deal with it much better than I used to! I guess as I get older, I am beginning to focus more on the message rather than the rough delivery :-)