If you’re looking to build and maintain a happy, healthy relationship, you should be aware that it takes more than just love to make things last: partners also need to share a mutual foundation of respect, too.
In order to have a true partnership, it’s crucial that both people feel like they’re equals in every sense of the word-which isn’t possible if one partner feels disrespected by the other.
Nobody wants to admit that their partner doesn’t respect them. This terrible truth comes out in different kinds of ways, all with the common thread of not treating you how you deserve to be treated.
Here are some signs this is happening to you:
1. They don’t listen to you
Listening is a significant part of communication, if it’s not there then you have a big problem. Maybe your partner only seems half-there when you talk or perhaps it seems things just go in one ear and out the other. They often can’t remember conversations you had because they weren’t listening and/or they don’t care.