6 Ways To Be Extra-Supportive


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When your partner needs your help, here's what you should do.

When they're mad at you. It seems counter-intuitive, but when you and your significant other have just argued is one of the times they need you most. The way you handle disagreements is an important indicator of future relationship success; it's possible to be angry at someone and still indicate that you two are a team. How do you do this? Be respectful—don't call names or insult her. Don't shut him or her out—continue the discussion if you're able to. If you can't, tell them that this is important to you but so is the relationship, and you don't want to do damage by talking when you're angry. 9 Things To Say During A Fight

When they're having financial trouble. Financial problems can be embarrassing and paralyzing. If you know he's having problems, let him bring it up first. If he doesn't, don't press the issue unless you're married or your finances are joined in some other way. In that case it's your problem, too, so you have a right to know what's going on with him. Don't offer a loan unless you're comfortable with the idea that she might not pay it back right away—or ever. This is especially important if you've been together for a short time. If you break up, you don't want to be hounding an ex for that $500 you gave him. My (Bald, Parasitic) Ex Is Everywhere


The most important thing in any tough situation is that your partner knows you're there for him.