They can either deal with it or they can’t, but if you can’t be your most honest self with this person, it’ll come out eventually.
You’re there to make each other feel like your best selves, so let the genuine praise flow freely.
Go on a road trip, even if you’re not going anywhere far.
Even if what you think your significant other is saying is uninteresting, don’t bulldoze over his or her words. Let him know that you notice the little things he does by saying thank you for routine tasks like walking the dog or picking up groceries.
It’ll reduce the chances they feel personally attacked for no reason.
Take turns planning date nights that are actual, real, capital-D Dates Takeout and TV doesn’t count. Approach your partner’s issues in the context of how they affect the relationship.
Help each other with chores and other necessary, if banal, activities — cooking, cleaning, re-organizing, etc.
Everything on the Internet will still be there later.