Learn your partners strengths and qualities as they see them and utilize this information to create great ideas for the 2 of you to participate in. Progress comes from utilizing inner strengths people can identify about themselves.
Positive Personality Traits - goals to work for, words to learn & use about ourselves. Interestingly "sensitivity" is on there. Most sensitive people, think sensitivity to be a weakness - hey guys its not! I would also add empathy as a major strength.
A Self- Esteem Checklist. I don't relieve believe in the terminology "self-esteem", for me, it's more like "self-worth", but this list can be helpful to get a better understanding of an individual's view of themselves.