9 Ways to Truly Support Your Partner
Our partners don’t just need support when bad things happen. They need support every day, according to Christina Steinorth-Powell, MFT, a psychotherapist and relationship expert in Santa Barbara, Calif. Because when support is absent even for the little things, a partner might believe their significant other “just doesn't care,” she said. Supporting our partners cultivates a deeper connection.
Plus, "our partners always deserve our support,” said psychotherapist Joyce Marter, LCPC. Support is especially important during times of transition, such as a new job; developmental change, such as the birth of a child; and grief and loss, such as the anniversary of a loved one’s passing, she said. Here are nine ways you can support your partner during these times and on a regular basis.