6 Subtle Forms of Disrespect in Relationships and How To Deal

Subtle Forms Disrespect Relationships and How To Deal

The feelings are no more that of love and adoration, it turns to a cycle of finger-pointing and complaining session.

If you don’t want your relationship to materialize into a failure, bring back the fire of romance in your relationship with the following tips to respect your partner in a relationship. 

Here Are 3 Tips For Staying Away From Disrespect In A Relationship

1. Walk the talk.

Are you keeping all the promises you do? Or are they just hanging on as empty words? If you say something to make sure you do it or else never say it.

Nothing screams disrespect louder than putting someone on a high pedestal of expectations and pushing them down from there in the blink of an eye.

This means that you don’t value the presence of your partner in your life. Once your partner comes to realize that there is no value attached to him/her, they will start distancing themselves.

2. Show your efforts in other aspects of your life. 

When your partner understands that you are giving the efforts in other aspects of your life- professional, familial life and in friends circle, he/she starts respecting you. Never dodge the execution of a plan, or facing challenging situations, or taking responsibilities under control. 

These small efforts speak more than anything. They will slowly start trusting in your ability to take accounts of everything about you both. Respect in a relationship is a two-way gate. Once you earn that respect from your partner, he/she will also start to respect you.

Related: 4 Ways To Restore Respect in a Relationship

3. Don’t avoid confrontation.

You can avoid conflicts today, tomorrow, or even for weeks, but the situation won’t get better by itself. If you really want the relationship to work out, sit down for a hard conversation. 

Remove blockages, walls between you both and discuss both of your boundaries, insecurities, values, and outlook towards life. Be patient with each other. Don’t be afraid to fight both of your needs in the relationship. A relationship requires you both to give mutual efforts, to be teamwork to fight negativity, and not fight with each other.

The common enemy is toxicity, which when fought by you both, can bring mental peace and sunshine. 

Disrespect for your partner kills his/her sense of self-esteem, his/her autonomy and drags the relationship towards pain and suffering. To respect your partner means to treat him/her carefully, tenderly and considerately. 

It is not so difficult to respect the other person when you genuinely care for their personal growth.

Remember, real love is not based on romance, candlelight dinner. It is based on respect, compromise, care, and trust.


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An editor and writer keeping keen interest in painting, creative writing and reading. I did my Masters in Clinical and Counselling Psychology and have been a counselling psychologist at a primary school for the past 1 year. I love doing absolutely anything that mends a mind and soothes a soul. Most often than not, I ponder over to come up with poems. A wandering soul in search for meaning.View Author posts