When the person you are dating or your partner is going through a stressful time in their life, you need to offer support in the right way. In most cases, we don’t really know how to do it. Most of us are afraid to say something wrong or to provoke a negative reaction from our partner.
Offer support and relieve your partner’s anxiety
The support you provide to your partner in times of need is very important. Your loved one may have good mechanisms for coping with stress, but you can relieve their anxiety more quickly if you know exactly what to do. You want him or her to do the same if you are going through a difficult time.
1. Let them know that you are aware.
You need to let your partner know that you are aware of the difficult times you are going through. Acknowledge it. To do this, you do not need to know the full story. Just tell your partner something like, “I know you’re having a hard time right now. I’m here for you if you need me.”
2. Offer help.
Your partner may or may not be willing to share the full story with you right now. Don’t worry about it. He or she will share it when the time is right. Just extend a helping hand. What do you think you can do to make your partner feel better? If you don’t know exactly, ask, “What can I do to help you or make you feel better?”
3. Be open to change.
Most likely, whether your partner is experiencing stress at work or family, things are bound to change. Be open to that. It could be a change in your routine or a change in your partner’s workplace. Accept it to support your partner.
Provide support in the right way for a happier relationship
If you support your partner in the right way, he will be happier in your relationship. At the same time, your partner will be encouraged to respond with support when it is your turn to need it. Allowed updates and tips to improve your relationship, read other blog posts.
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