How can you build up your emotional capital? Here’s our final suggestion.

5. Listen to your partner. At the most basic level, many of us just want to feel understood. It’s easy when you are busy to feel like there isn’t time to just sit and talk. But taking just five minutes to ask your partner what is going on with them (and really paying attention to their answer), might save you time in the long run by helping your partner feel cared about and understood.