Successful romantic relationships involve partners working together in order to maintain and strengthen the bond they have built year after year. Each partner provides support to the other and aim to stay together through thick and thin. There are times when one partner may experience stress and discouragement that can affect the relationship in different ways. This is where support for each other works quite effectively. When one partner is down emotionally, the partner should try to provide support and motivation to help the other partner get over the emotional hump.
Discover the reason
If one partner feels depressed and down, the other should try to find the reason behind the turmoil. It may be because of discouragement at work, or the recent failures he or she experienced. Knowing the reason can help one partner understand where the other is coming from. This way, support and providing motivation is more effective.
Understand your partner’s situation
Now that you know your partner is feeling too much stress and emotionally drained, make sure that you do not contribute to it. Try not to add to the emotional burden that your partner is currently feeling. Instead, try to alleviate some of the burdens your partner may be carrying. Help him or her in any way you can to lighten up the burden.
Highlight the positives in the situation
As a partner, you should be the one to try and encourage and ensure your other half that everything will be all right. Try to look for the positives in the situation and highlight it to help provide some comfort. Having a positive mindset despite any problem can help a lot in a relationship.
Encourage and reward each success
Feeling down can mean having to climb back up, as your partner tries to crawl back up from the depths of despair, try to be the light that he or she needs to find the way. Every task will take effort. It is important to provide encouragement and reward every goal achieved. It is a good way to help a boost your partner’s self-esteem as well as help build up self-confidence.