How do you interact so that your relationship or marriage can move forward? (Final Part)

 

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To interact effectively, you must first do the following:

Respect

Respect means having a high opinion of your partner, or making the person feel valued. It does not mean making them feel stupid around you. It does not mean making them feel the need to change who they are, or the need to become who you want them to be.

Respect has to be about who the person is, not who you wish they were. Your idea about them can affect the way you feel about them. And how you feel about someone can affect how you speak to them, or how you treat them.

The tone of your voice and your choice of words constitute the differences between respect and disrespect. You cannot tell someone to get lost and still claim that you have respect for them. You cannot yell at them and still have the same view that you respect them.

Your ability to attract your partner towards you after every conversation without having to apologize to them for anything is a good indication that you are respectful.

 

Stay tuned for the next post on interaction.

 

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4 responses to “How do you interact so that your relationship or marriage can move forward? (Final Part)

    • Wow! It’s great to hear that you liked the post and shared it. You planted a smile on my face with your kind comment. I really appreciate your visit to my blog. Thank you so much, Sandra.

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  1. Beautiful, important words! “Respect has to be about who the person is, not who you wish they were” – I think that respecting your partner is as much important as respecting yourself. I think you can’t be respected when you don’t respect yourself – i’ve just found it in my relationship with my husband – in spite of his love for me, only when I started really respecting myself did his love change into something much more beautiful and full of reaspect for me 🙂

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    • You are correct. One can’t give what one doesn’t have. Respecting oneself is the first step to respecting one’s partner. If one respects oneself, one will have a clear picture of why it’s important to respect one’s partner. And it pays a lot to respect others. Thanks for sharing this Idea. 🙂

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