The most important thing in a relationship is mutual respect, you need to respect your partner and he needs to respect you. But how can you know if it’s time to act and make him respect you more? How can you know if he doesn’t give you the respect you deserve or if it’s all just in your head?
Men and women need to be treated equal in a relationship, and women deserve just as much respect as men do. It was believed up until some time ago that a woman only needs to feel loved and protected by her partner, while men where the ones that demanded respect. But, the tables have turned, and in this modern day and age, women deserve to be respected just as much and demand to be respected and treated equally. If your partner doesn’t treat you right, if he disrespects you or belittles you, he should know that you’re not going to tolerate him for much longer. Women are strong and confident and they know exactly what they want, so the time of inequality has long ended.
If you suspect your partner isn’t treating you right, here are 6 signs that will help you figure it out for sure:
He doesn’t listen to you
Communication is vital in a healthy relationship and it needs to be a two-way street. You need to be able to talk to your partner and tell him anything that burdens you, while he needs to listen to you and make you feel better. If you feel like your words never reach him, if he acts distracted or carried away whenever you want to talk to him about something, he’s not giving you the respect you deserve. You deserve to be with someone who’s more attentive to your needs, and it’s clear that you won’t get the attention you need in your current relationship so it’s time to move on.
He’s not completely honest with you
Honesty is one of the pillars of every successful relationship, both partners need to be completely open and honest about themselves and everything else if they want the relationship to have a future. If you feel that your partner is withholding some things from you, if he doesn’t seem to tell you the whole truth and keeps some things to himself, he’s disrespectful to you and your relationship.
He doesn’t care about your needs
If he only cares about satisfying his needs and never yours, he’s not giving you the respect you need. In a relationship, both partners need to pay attention to the other partner’s needs and even put them ahead of their own, sometimes. But if your partner never seems to care about you and what you want, if he’s selfish and only focused on what he wants, he’s disrespecting you.
He blames you for everything
Every once in a while, things can go south, accidents can happen and someone messes things up. However, it’s never just one person responsible for everything bad that happens, and if your partner wants to make you believe otherwise, he’s being disrespectful.
If he always blames you for everything, even when it’s obviously not your fault, he’s not respecting you enough. Even if something is our fault, he shouldn’t hold it against you and make you feel even worse for it. If he’d rather rub it in your nose instead of accepting your apology and forgiving you, he’s not the person you want to be with.
He hurts your feelings intentionally
We can all get our hearts broken, it’s an inevitable part of love and relationships. We all make mistakes and in the process we may end up hurting the person we love the most. However, if your partner intentionally hurts you, betrays you and never thinks about what this is doing to you, he’s not just being disrespectful to your feelings, he’s being mean and vicious. If his words cut through your soul and make you feel like you’re the worst person on the planet, you need to exit that relationship and find someone who truly cares for you.
He belittles you
Just like before, if a partner uses belittling language to shame you and to make you feel bad, it’s a clear sign that you’re not getting the respect you need from him. Shaming, blaming and belittling is bordering with emotional abuse, so you need to be careful and never let anyone abuse you emotionally. Don’t let yourself get dragged in that vicious circle and end it before it’s too late. No one deserves to be treated like that, especially not by someone who’s supposed to love them and protect them.