John Gottman and "The Magic Ratio" -- 5 to 1 meaning healthy relationships have 5 times as many positive things going on that work as negative relationships. If you do something negative to hurt your partner's feelings, you have to make up for it with 5 positive things. Why? Because negative has a lot more ability to inflict pain and damage than positive things have to heal and bring closer.
To be successful in our efforts to overcome depression, we must understand that it is important to break our efforts up into smaller manageable chunks. If we fail to do this, our attempts will keep feeling like a constant uphill battle.
The terms self-esteem and self-confidence are often used interchangeably when referring to how one feels about themselves. Although they are very similar, they are two different concepts. It is important to understand their roles when looking to improve your overall sense of self. http://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/buildingselfesteem/2012/05/the-difference-between-self-esteem-and-self-confidence/