How can I increase my spouse’s self-esteem?
At some point in our lives, we all deal with issues regarding our self-esteem. Couples can be a great source of strength for one another when it comes to boosting a sense of self-respect in both individuals. You are the #1 person in the world who can help your spouse become happier and more confident.
In today’s video, we’ll share some ways you can start working to help your spouse build a healthy sense of self-esteem.
Since you’re married to your spouse, and you share a home and life together, you’re in the best position to know what things he or she is self-conscious about. You know better than anyone else what things cause the most self-doubt, or what things keep your spouse awake at night.
In order to start building your spouse up, give them compliments and focus primarily on their strengths–not their weaknesses. Begin helping them by identifying areas where they’re most insecure, and giving them positive messages to rewrite the negative stories they tell themselves.
A great exercise to help building your spouse’s self-esteem is to compliment them in front of others–especially your friends. Introduce them to your friends and/or co-workers in social situations and get them involved in conversation. Try to pull your spouse into a conversation or topic where you know he or she will have confidence.
You are your spouse’s best publicist. In whatever ways work best for your spouse, do what you can to give him or her a boost. It may take some time for them to unlearn those unhealthy ways of speaking to themselves, but your grace and persistence will go a long way toward helping your spouse feel happier and more confident.
Have you or your spouse had trouble with low self-esteem? What did you do to overcome it? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section!