Stop poking hole into wounds you are not aware about. This also means do not start heavy conversation when neither one of us are able to say our peace. “If you can not read the room, don’t try me”. Just listen.
Which means if your partner lacks the immediate answer or response because of any reason to speak on their own behalf, don’t push.
Damage can done due to trauma that may have been caused from the ones closest to them not necessarily from an unknown stranger.
Check in on one another as this builds on communication trust and commitment.
As most people would prefer to spend their time with someone than whom never knew they were there in first place.
When you are open,
Don’t assume what open means. Start there.