When a couple joins their lives together, they become partners who have the responsibility of bring out the best in each other They each should be able to recognize in each other whether low self-esteem is an issue. Self-esteem, or self-worth, affects all aspect of one’s life.
One of the best ways to show your love for your partner is to help your partner improve his or her self-esteem. You will not only be doing your partner a favor, but you are also helping your partnership to last longer.
Self-esteem affects the kind of relationships one experiences. High self-esteem brings expectations of great relationships because a person feels deserving of them. People with high self-esteem are psychologically and emotionally mature and are equipped for great relationships.
There are three ways that each partner can help the other develop high self-esteem.
1. Don’t forget that no one is perfect.
Do not expect perfection from yourself or your partner. It is better to believe that everybody has the ability to change. However, you must at the same time accept your partner as he or she is now and let them know that you love them unconditionally. Never let your partner think that you wish they were somebody different.
2. Give lots of praise and compliments.
Shower your partner with praises and compliments every day. Your partner has small accomplishments and does wonderful things every day, but you must be aware of his or her positive traits. Most people grow up without much positive feedback, so make it your mission to give your partner a compliment each day. Avoid criticism at all cost.
3. Listen more than talk
Good communication is the cornerstone of every lasting relationship. There are two sides of communication–listening and talking. The saying goes that we’ve been given two ears and only one mouth because we need to listen twice as much as we talk. That is a good illustration of what needs to happen in order to have good communication.
When your partner is talking, give him or her all of your attention. When your partner knows that you are giving your undivided attention, it makes him or her feel important and worthy of your attention. Listening intently to your partner will boost his or her confidence and self-esteem.
You can easily help increase your partner’s self-esteem by following the three methods described in this article. The higher the self-esteem of each partner, the better the relationship will be. Determine to follow these methods. Your partner will thank you.