It is important to respect your partner’s point of view instead of making judgments based upon your own perspective.
For instance, if you are annoyed that they are venting to you about a bad day at work, think about how you might feel if you had a conflict with a coworker and wanted to talk to someone about it.
The occasional late day spent at the office or canceling of dinner plans because they are too tired should not lead to guilt or a fight.
It is easy to ask your partner about their day and then tune them out, so you forget important details later. This may make them feel a lack of support.
such as when you fail to do something you promise you would do or when you wrongfully accuse your partner of something they didn’t do.
Things may seem to be going well, but having a weekly conversation about how things are going and whether they need more or different support.
Do not become angry or complain when your partner shares with you a stressful situation or challenge they are facing.
Take time to praise your partner for their accomplishments, and remind them that you appreciate the things they do for you.
You can practice thoughtful acts such as taking your partner’s car through the car wash when you are out, or taking on an extra chore they usually do.