When Your Partner Needs Affirmation

Each person experiences and expresses love in different ways. Some partners want to know why. Why you love them. Why you’re unhappy with them. Why you appreciate them, or why you’re sorry you upset them. Many of us crave reinforcement in our relationships. We want to hear spoken words of affirmation.

If your significant other is someone who needs affirmation, you can meet their need. Let them know when they impress you. When you deliver a compliment, be specific with your language.  Tell them why you think they look beautiful today. If you’ve irritated them or messed up, tell them why you’re sorry.

Tune in to your partner’s interests. Listen when they tell you about friends or family or work, and take steps to actively  support them. If you have a problem with them, discuss it without using a harsh or critical tone. Make sure you offer specifics about your complaint.

Be aware that a partner who responds to words of affirmation is looking for meaningful, positive dialogue. Envision the feedback you’d get from the best manager at work.

Linda Parham

Linda Parham is a journalist and writer who enjoys creating entertaining blogs. She started out as a newspaper reporter before moving on to editing magazines and newsletters. Linda specializes in writing about beauty, health, fitness, business and politics.

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


Your locale for the best advice on
fashion, health, and beauty


Subscribe to our newsletter to get exclusive information on today's trends in fashion, beauty, and more!

By clicking submit, I authorize Think Glamor and its affiliated companies to: (1) use, sell, and share my information for marketing purposes, including cross-context behavioral advertising, as described in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, (2) supplement the information that I provide with additional information lawfully obtained from other sources, like demographic data from public sources, interests inferred from web page views, or other data relevant to what might interest me, like past purchase or location data, (3) contact me or enable others to contact me by email with offers for goods and services from any category at the email address provided, and (4) retain my information while I am engaging with marketing messages that I receive and for a reasonable amount of time thereafter. I understand I can opt out at any time through an email that I receive, or by clicking here.

Skip to content