After nervously telling my boyfriend about my past struggles, I found I felt more confident. These questions remind me to always stay grounded and that the world isn't as critical of me as I am." —steviesue "Little things make a world of difference, like how he calls me on Skype instead of on the phone because he wants to see me while we talk.
And instead of feeling judged or thinking I was weird, he embraced me for me and reassured me that these things don’t change his feelings for me." —amylynnm433301477 "My girlfriend talks me through my anxiety by asking questions like, Why did you feel this way? Knowing how he sees me makes me feel so much more confident about my appearance and personality." —katiep4472f3c87 "My boyfriend and I have great communication.
My boyfriend has been helping me out of my comfort zone over the last three years, and we’re still going strong!
" —meganc4d25442ea "Like most of my dad's side of the family, I have bipolar disorder.
My husband is really great because when he sees that I'm getting to a bad place mentally, he offers to take our toddler out for a bit so I can have some time to myself.
I can't thank him enough for always thinking of new things for me to do instead of pacing back and forth and getting stuck in my thoughts." —kittytoes "My husband started working late, so he gave me a jar filled with little notes about how he feels about me.
And a smoothie doesn’t hurt either." —katarinar4ece229c3 "I used to do this thing where if I was anxious about something, I would dig my nails into my skin.
I didn't even realize I was doing it at first, but he noticed right away.
Now I take them out whenever I anxiously start to doubt the relationship or myself." —firelilyfairy "I have a difficult time with loud, unexpected noises, so before doing anything noisy — whether it's crushing a water bottle or turning on the vacuum — my significant other warns me with a "Noise alert!
" It sounds silly, but it really means a lot to me." —a413307118 "My husband will talk about nothing in particular for as long as I need.