As partners in life, couples have a responsibility to help each other out. The same is also true when it comes to psychological matters. This is why it is important that a person strives to help his or her partner improve his or her self-esteem. Helping your partner improve his or her self-esteem is one of the best ways for you to express your love for him or her. Your are not only doing him a favor when you boost his or her self-esteem, you are also contributing to the longevity of your relationship. For a relationship to work out, both partners must be emotionally and psychologically mature. A healthy self-image or self-esteem is one of the indications of maturity. Below are some ways that you can do to help your mate improve his or her self-esteem. Acknowledge that nobody is perfect. Keep in mind that nobody is perfect. So do not expect yourself or your partner to be one. Instead, believe that any body has the capacity to change. So whatever is the current state of your partner right now, know that he or she can still improve on his or her situation. It is also important that you accept your partner for what he or she is. Never, ever tell your partner that you wish he or she is someone different. This could have a very damaging effect on his or her self-esteem. An effect that would take a lot of time and effort to fix. If you really love your partner you will accept him or her for what he or she is. This includes her flaws and shortcomings. Do not be stingy on praises and compliments If your partner has done or accomplished something that is praiseworthy then go ahead and praise or compliment him or her for it. To be most effective, you must give your partner a compliment at least once everyday. Even small compliments would mean a lot. For example, you can tell your partner how good he or she looks in her office attire before he or she goes to work or how you love the smell of his or her new cologne. Giving compliments would not just do wonders for your partner's self-esteem; it could also bring magic to your relationship. Avoid harsh criticisms Paying compliments does not mean that you have to lie. It does not help for your mate's self-esteem, to be brutally frankly either. If you do not really like what he or she is wearing, then tell him or her that you like the one he or she wore last week better instead of telling him or her that that what he or she is wearing sucks. Listen! Listen! Listen! Good constant communication is one of the secrets of a lasting relationship. And in communication it is as equally important to listen as it is to talk. Be your mate's most attentive audience. Whenever he or she is saying something, give him or her your full attention. Knowing that you are listening attentively to him would boost his or her confidence and would increase his or her self-esteem. By doing the things above, you can help your mate increase his or her self-esteem. After helping your partner build a strong self-esteem, you will also notice that your relationship will also improve.