There are certain things in a relationship that shouldn’t be taken for granted. One of them is certainly respect.
I’m not saying that every man you meet will disrespect or underappreciate you. However, there are men out there who don’t realize the significance of respecting a woman in a relationship.
The way a man treats you shows whether he has any respect for you. You can tell that when he touches you softly because a gentle touch goes a long way, right?
They say that men are the physically stronger gender, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t demand respect from your man. You’ll see that he respects you from the way he talks to you.
Does he use a gentle voice? Or does he scream and shout whenever something isn’t to his liking?
Another sign that a guy respects you is when he doesn’t interrupt you whenever you have something to say to him.
He’ll show the amount of respect he has for you just by listening to your words.
He’ll remember every single little detail you’ve said to him, which clearly shows that he genuinely respects you. Such a man definitely deserves you.
If he doesn’t respect you, then he won’t value your relationship.
Even if you’re in a dark place right now, never forget that you deserve to be valued in every relationship that you’re in.
Those signs that he respects you start early on and it’s likely one of the things that attracted you to this guy.
Maybe it was something that he did differently from your exes or something that made him stand out from others.
If you stay with a guy who doesn’t respect you, one who doesn’t acknowledge your success or accomplishments, then you’ll start to have negative feelings toward him, such as resentment.
Eventually, you’ll start ruining your self-esteem. You have to respect yourself enough to walk away from a guy who doesn’t respect you.
If he doesn’t respect you, he’ll start prioritizing himself instead of you and he’ll think that everything revolves around him.
All of his decisions will be based on his opinions and he won’t even ask you for yours.
For example, he might persuade you to go out with him to that awful place you hate, but he doesn’t take into consideration how you feel once you’re there.
That means that he doesn’t respect you, and you should respect yourself enough to know when it’s time to walk away.
Your feelings do matter, as they always should. You can’t let a man prioritize himself or anyone else.
You have to be his first and only choice. When you’re in a relationship, you become a team; there’s no ‘I’ anymore, only ‘we’.
That’s why if he doesn’t respect you, for your own sake, respect yourself enough to walk away from him.
With a disrespectful guy, you’ll never be right. Instead, he’ll take the credit for everything good that happens in your relationship.
You’ll always feel unworthy and as if you’re the one to blame for every argument that happens.
It’ll seem like no matter what you say, he’ll push it aside.
You have to show yourself some respect and move on from someone who doesn’t appreciate you enough.
A man who doesn’t respect you will never stop talking during an argument.
It’ll feel like he’s in a quarrel with himself rather than you and that’s when you should say enough is enough and walk away from him.
As a result of his disrespect toward you, you won’t be able to trust him.
And can you imagine having a healthy relationship without trusting your partner?
Of course you can’t. Trust is such a vital part of any relationship, as without it, there’s no respect and no love.
If you don’t trust your partner, it means you won’t be able to tell him any of your secrets.
Respect is the same.
If you don’t respect each other, you’re not going to have the urge to share details of your life with your partner or get to know him deep down.
In most cases, in a relationship, it’s the man who lacks respect for the woman.
If that’s the case with you, then your relationship is off to a terrible start and you should reconsider whether it’s worth staying with that guy.
Also, respect affects your communication. If he doesn’t respect you, then he won’t mind using harsh words when talking to you.
He won’t think about how the things that he says affect you, whether they make you angry, sad, and so on.
You are aware that words can be hurtful, but is he? If he doesn’t show you respect, he clearly isn’t aware.
He doesn’t care that his negative comments hit you hard. He only wants to get them off his chest and nothing else.
If this sounds familiar to you, then you should respect yourself enough to walk away from such a guy.
If he doesn’t show you respect, then he doesn’t want things to grow between the two of you.
A guy who doesn’t respect you won’t invest his time or effort into your relationship.
You’ll always be his second option and that’s it. He won’t have the desire for your relationship to improve because he doesn’t see his future with you.
Respect is a fundamental thing that keeps every relationship healthy. At the end of the day, it’s what keeps us in love with the other person.
It gives us a much-needed push when we think that our relationship is falling apart.
There’s nothing you can’t do once you have a man by your side who genuinely respects you!