1) Self love is important. Think of yourself first. Have the outlets you need in those tough moments/days - be it talk to a friend or an activity you love
2) Patience and understanding.
3) Communication is important. This is probably a difficult one trying find the right moment and a cater to different situations. But explaining to your partner that unfortunately you can't read their mind and that you understand he has those tough moments and so it is a matter of communicating you are down and need to be alone or that you are around to listen.
Sometimes it's better to focus on things that we have some control over. It's also good to spend time focusing on what makes us happy or content. The more we focus on those things - the more we notice good things - the happier we are.
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