It is usual for relationships to have their ups and downs and for feelings to fluctuate along the way. If you feel like you’re not receiving the respect you deserve, then you need to discuss your needs and wants with your partner and find a way for you to feel completely happy in your relationship.
Here are some ways to get your partner to treat you right:
Respect is a two-way street; if it’s not given, it’s not received. Be sure to treat your significant other with respect just as much as you want him or her to respect you.
Most importantly, have respect for yourself. Treat yourself with respect and dignity. Don’t be in a relationship just because you’re lonely, and don’t let your partner walk all over you.
Evaluate your partner
It’s easy to get caught up in feelings, but it’s also important to think about your partner in terms of what kind of person he or she is.
If your significant other treats friends and family in a way you dislike, it’s likely that both of you have different values in how to treat others. It may be difficult to come to an agreement on how to treat each other in a way that feels good to both of you.
Reflect on your values
Think about what you value in a partner, or what you consider your “non-negotiables”. If you value having a very mutual relationship yet the current one seems off balance, ask yourself if that’s something you can compromise on or not.
Remember that sex doesn’t equate to love
Especially at the beginning of a relationship, it’s easy to mistake attraction and physical intimacy for love. It’s important to make the distinction between sex and love.
Make sure that you and your significant other are on the same page; if one of you thinks the relationship is casual and the other views it as serious, it’s likely you will treat each other differently and find unhappiness soon along the way.
You may treat each other differently or expect treatment from the other based on your own expectations. Be clear on your intentions in the relationship with each other.
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