Something you can easily try today
Make a positive comment about one of your partner’s friends.
– It says “I’m tuned in to your life.”
– It says “I understand what you get out of being friends/spending time with that person.”
– It says “I don’t think all the judgments/choices you make in your life are completely nuts.”
It doesn’t need to be over the top. For example, “your friend X is really good at calling you up to go out when you haven’t seen each other in awhile.”