It’s amazing how many couples make the mistake of not exactly prioritizing the value of respect in a relationship. It’s crazy to think that any kind of relationship in the world would ever survive when there is no mutual respect. It’s foolish to think that you can have someone fall in love with you when you don’t respect that person.
You aren’t really in love with a person unless you respect that person. And you can’t really have a person fall in love with you unless you manage to earn their respect.
You don’t have to love a person just because you respect them. But you certainly can’t have love in a relationship when there is no respect. Love can’t possibly exist when there is no respect. And that’s why it’s always important for you to really find a man who knows how to respect you; a man who knows your worth as a human being.
You need a man who understands that you are your own person; and that he should always be respectful of your dignity and your individuality. But how exactly do you know if you have a man who respects you? Well, you can choose to keep an eye out for the signs.
If you notice that your man is blatantly disrespectful towards you, then you need to call him out on it. If he doesn’t change, then it’s highly likely that his love for you isn’t real and you need to leave him immediately. And if a lot of the things that are listed here actually apply to him, then you need to learn how to appreciate him. Show him the gratitude that he deserves. And treat him with respect as well. Don’t take this gentleman for granted.
1. He really gives you his full undivided attention when you’re together.
He doesn’t look at his phone when you’re on dates. He doesn’t glance at other girls whenever you’re out together. He isn’t trying to eavesdrop on the conversations that other people are having. When you’re together, he really makes sure that you feel his attention on you.
2. He expresses a genuine interest in your thoughts and opinions.
He doesn’t make you feel like your thoughts and opinions are invalid. He never makes you feel like you aren’t safe to express yourself. He is always going to do his part to make sure that you know just how much he appreciates hearing your thoughts on things.
3. He doesn’t really make you feel like he’s controlling you.
He lets you live the life that you want to live. He doesn’t act as if he owns your time. He doesn’t act as if he has the right to control how you spend your days.
4. He allows himself to open up and become vulnerable with you.
He is never going to act fake with you. He is never going to be closed off or distant when it comes to you. He knows that you are making an effort with him; and he’s going to respect you by allowing himself to be vulnerable with you as well. He’s going to try and meet you halfway.