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Sometimes if you want your partner/friend/family member to treat you with kindness, then being kind to your partner/friend/family member first will invite kindness in return. See if it works. It might take a few acts of kindness before your partner/friend/family member softens and things change, but making the decision to be kind can actually change the direction of your relationship(s).
random acts of kindness
Words to strive to live by...Proverbs 31:26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. There is an awesome Beth Moore teaching on The Law of Kindness.
a little spark of kindness! ... and isn't this the absolute truth? Amazingly easy to put a smile on someone's face!