DO go easy on your partner
No one can be perfect all the time, so sometimes you have to forgive their minor slips. Don’t completely let them slide all the time, but don’t keep harping on it either.
“I play Words With Friends at night, and often I’ll fall asleep before I’ve had a chance to say good night,” Gabrielle said, sharing example from her own life. “In the morning Dwyane will say, ‘If you’re falling asleep, say good night. I don’t like how it makes me feel when you don’t.’ Then he’s like: ‘But we’re not going to make this a ‘thing.'”
She continued, explaining, “He lets me off the hook, and I do the same: Is it annoying that he refuses to put the cap back on the toothpaste? Yes. But at the end of the day, I just screw it back on myself. It’s a give-and-take.”