When the person you are dating or your partner is undergoing a stressful time in his or her life, you have to offer support in the right way. In most cases, we don’t really know how to do this. Most of us are afraid that we might say something incorrect or we might trigger a negative reaction out of our partner.
Offer Support And Alleviate Your Partner Anxiety
The support you offer your partner during his or her time of need is very important. Your loved one may have good coping mechanisms for stress, but you can alleviate his or her anxiety faster if you know exactly what to do. You would want him or her to do the same if you are going through a tough time.
1. Let them know that you are aware.
You have to let your partner know that you are aware of the tough time they are going through. Acknowledge it. To do this, you don’t have to know the full story. You just have to tell your partner something like, “I know that you are having a tough time right now. I’m here for you if you need me.”
2. Offer to help.
Your partner may or may not be willing to share the full story with you at this point. 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 can you do to make your partner feel better? If you don’t know exactly, then ask: “What can I do to help or make you feel better?”
3. Be open to change.
Most likely, whether your partner is experiencing stress because of work or family, things are bound to change. Be open to it. It might be a change in your routine or a change in your partner’s workplace. Accept it to support your partner.
Offer Support The Right Way For A Happier Relationship
If you support your partner the right way, he or she will be happier in your relationship. At the same time, your partner will be encouraged to reciprocate the support when it’s your turn to need it. For more updates and tips to improve your relationship, read other posts on the blog.