When someone promises to love you, they automatically promise to respect you too. Love and respect go together; you can’t claim to love someone if you don’t respect that person.
Disrespect shouldn’t be tolerated in any relationship. Here are 8 signs your partner doesn’t respect you
1. YOUR PARTNER TALKS BAD ABOUT YOU IN PUBLIC
A partner who truly respects you would brag about you in public and not tear you down. It’s better to say nothing than say negative things about your partner in public.
2. YOUR PARTNER ALWAYS WANTS TO HAVE THINGS THEIR WAY
Compromise is a trait that is seen in every respectful relationship. Your partner doesn’t respect you if he/she always wants to have things their way. Never tolerate a partner who always tries to control the relationship and insist on having things their way.
3. YOUR PARTNER MAKES YOU FEEL UNWORTHY
Your partner doesn’t respect you if he/she makes you feel unworthy. Never tolerate a partner who makes you feel like you don’t deserve their love and affection.
4. YOUR PARTNER WON’T MAKE YOU HIS/HER PRIORITY
In a healthy relationship, your partner would make you his/her priority. A disrespectful partner won’t make you their priority and you should never tolerate anyone who makes you feel like you mean nothing to them.
5. YOUR PARTNER NEVER TAKES RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS/HER ACTIONS
A disrespectful partner would never own up to their shortcomings or try to change them. Never tolerate a partner who always makes excuses for their disrespectful behaviour.
6. YOUR PARTNER ENGAGES IN INAPPROPRIATE CONVERSATIONS
It’s disrespectful for your partner to have inappropriate conversations via text, calls or online either behind you or in your face. Never tolerate a partner who engages in inappropriate conversations with the opposite gender.
7. YOUR PARTNER HIDES THINGS FROM YOU
It’s disrespectful to hide things from your partner. Partners in healthy relationships are open with each other. Never tolerate a partner who keeps secrets from you, whether big or small.
8. YOUR PARTNER NEVER PUT HIS/HER PHONE DOWN
Phones should never be more important than spending time with your partner. If your partner never puts his/her phone down, your partner is being disrespectful and this shouldn’t be tolerated.