it's a pet hate of mine. last weekend i visited my sister and she was constantly sniping at him. if they were having a row and there was nobody else there then, whatever, fair enough. but it was in front of me. (yes, i did mention this a couple of days later and tell her i didn't think it was right. it's not something he would ever do to her) me? i don't even like telling my kids off in public if i can get away with a warning look and a telling off when we get home. i think that humiliating people is rarely a productive thing. i tease people a lot, but would never want to be critical in front of people if it could be avoided. and i hate seeing it. it speaks of a lack of respect for your partner. thoughts?