Emotional check-ins with your partner can get overwhelming. It's not easy to hear the bad stuff about oneself, after all. There tends to be a sense of getting defensive or over-explaining, feeling unloved or even egoistic. But if done right, which basically means, if you hear your partner out with an open-mind, assuming the best of them and using their feedback to improve your own self, then not only does the relationship grow, but it also aids one's own personal growth as an individual. Making changes in your own self is crucial to be in a happy relationship.