Being with a partner who respects you would make the relationship a beautiful one. Respect is missing in many relationships today, and a lack of it causes relationships to be filled with chaos.
A relationship where respect exists is always worth it, and these are some signs your partner respects you.
1. GENUINE CARE
First, if you don’t care enough about something, you wouldn’t really respect or value that thing; so also it is in a relationship. When your partner cares about you genuinely and values you, that partner would most likely respect you too.
2. YOUR PARTNER CARES ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS
If your partner cares about how you feel, it isn’t only because they love you, but there’s also an element of respect to your emotions.
3. YOUR PARTNER LISTENS TO YOU
Hearing is different from listening; listening means paying attention to what you’re saying, and a partner who listens to you irrespective of any other factor actually respects you, without a doubt.
4. PROUD TO HAVE YOU
A partner who’s proud to have you in his/her life would respect you enough and do good by you. A proud partner would value you too much to hurt and disrespect you.
5. IS INTERESTED IN MAKING YOU HAPPY
A partner who respects you actually cares about your happiness and goes at any length to make you happy. Respect creates value, and value will make that person care about your happiness.
6. TRIES TO UNDERSTAND YOU
A respectful partner will try to understand you, understand how you feel and understand what you are saying; a respectful partner shows signs of being an understanding partner.
7. SEEKS YOUR OPINION
You’d only seek the opinion of someone you hold in high esteem. A lot of married people don’t seek their partners’ opinion, and it boils down to a lack of respect.
8. VALUES YOUR JUDGEMENT
A partner who respects you wouldn’t only seek your opinion, but value your opinion and judgement. Not that he/she wouldn’t have their own opinion, but such a partner will also value whatever you say.
9. HONEST TO YOU
Honesty is also a sign of respect. A partner who will rather tell you the truth than lie to you is the kind of partner who has deep respect for you.
A partner who respects you will apologise to you when in the wrong and will also try to change from that behaviour or wrong act that was done. Also, such a partner wouldn’t take things to heart too much or carry grudges unnecessarily; a respectful partner also tends to forgive.
Now that you’ve known the signs of a respectful partner, can you turn the table around and ask yourself if you’re really a respectful partner.
It’s one thing to demand respect, but it’s an even bigger task to be one who shows respect.