Respect in relationship is accepting the differences of one another no matter what it takes. Underestimating each one’s capabilities and limitations is not RESPECT at all. Love without respect is useless. Love and respect go hand in hand as one cannot exist without the other. Really, how much do you love someone as much as you respect him?
Part of going into the process of the relationship is to see the real persona of each other on the best and worse times. You will both discover what are your flaws, bad habits and even your immaturities. More so, flaws are part of married life, and the ability to accept those are opening doors for respect. Just be careful of being comfortable with knowing each other because you never know disrespect is becoming part of the relationship; be aware of it! Truly, it is always best to earn respect from each other as love will never cease to grow.
1. Be the person you are
Being real gives an indication to your partner that you are sincere with your words and actions. Never give your partner any reason to doubt your genuineness so always learn to be real. As such, it allows for the respect to arise.
2. Respect begets respect
Learn to gain respect within yourself and you can then respect others. The ability to respect yourself should be coming from what is inside of you. You cannot expect your partner to respect you when you are not worthy to be respected as a person. Think of your acts.
3. Be proactive in the relationship; take your part
It is always two to tango, and so working together towards the betterment of the relationship is far better than only ONE is doing everything to keep it. Two parties have to be involved on either saving or reaching out the damaged relationship. Always show to your partner that you have always been there through the good and bad times. Respect will be out of the picture when you are always passive.
4. Be attractive
This doesn’t mean that you will be wearing fascinating clothes and heavy make-up. Make him/her feel that you have never changed, that you are still the person he/she loved and cared for. So, when you were sweet, witty and respectful as ever, make him feel that you are still the same.
5. Learn to be self-determining and be TRUE
To be independent means you have the capacity to deal with things on your own. Most partners respect those who can stand with their decisions
Honesty is also an important tool to earn someone’s respect. It is with honesty that you are able to share all your views, opinions, feelings and sentiments to your partner which in turn giving him the respect you have always been desiring.
6. Do what makes you happy
Relationship doesn’t mean that you have to be overly dependent and clingy to your partner all the time, as when you does, you will not have his respect. Make time for yourself, to enjoy the life in you and to always try to be the best for yourself and to your partner.
One important for an effective communication is listening as it helps you gather significant thoughts and feelings from your parter and vice versa. It is not all the time that you talk over an argument, it is also best to listen to your partner, his or her views and opinions so that the process of communication is followed and at the same time your partner appreciates you for respecting him or her through listening.
The respect in relationship is not only applied to a couple but it is also applied to your friends, family, and others. We can actually find respect anywhere in the world but it can only be felt by persons who have been reverential and are worthy of respect. More so, it is because of respect that there exist a good and lasting relationship. It not just simply saying that you respect; it is more like putting it into practice. It has to be understood that in going through the process of the relationship, respect can be learned which takes time. Indeed, planting respect in life can make you better and wiser as a person.