You joke about your partner’s insecurities
When you know someone as well as your partner, you can usually joke about anything. Even about difficult things. It might have been funny the first time and you might laugh the second, but if the joke is about things that your partner actually finds a bit awkward then drop it and joke about something you both find funny!
When you’re telling them about your day, bring up everything that went wrong
You yourself may find it a relief to open up and just talk it out. But for your partner, who hears your negative thoughts every day, it can be quite stressful. Of course you should be allowed to speak up if you’ve had a bad day, but try to focus on the positive things that have happened instead.
You can’t remember the last time you did something really romantic
When was the last time you surprised your partner with a bouquet of flowers, took them out to dinner, or just did that one little extra thing you always did at the beginning when you first met?
You always speak up when your partner does something wrong
In a relationship, you have to speak up when something doesn’t feel right. But maybe you don’t have to make a big deal out of every little thing like the toilet ring being up, the wrong items from the store, or other little things that don’t really matter.