Closing words about Respect in Relationships
Respect is a big part of any relationship. When you don’t have
respect, it’s impossible for the relationship to be healthy. For example, ask
yourself these questions…
• How can you feel good if a Boyfriend/Girlfriend (BF/GF) is mean to
you or ignores you?
• How can you saw what’s on your mind if you’re not being heard or
you don’t have trust?
• How can you be sure that the relationship is the real thing if you don’t
think your BF/GF likes the real you?
You have to be able to say (and mean) these three-word promises:
I like you. I trust you. I respect you.
I Like You + You Like Me = You care for each other’s well being.
I Trust You + You Trust Me = Trust starts with being honest.
I Respect You + You Respect Me = Getting respect starts with you.
When you communicate honestly and
when you care about your Boyfriend/Girlfriend (BF’s/GF’s) well-being,
then you set the tone for how you want to be treated in return.
You could read more about respect in this book:
Macavinta, Courtney and Andrea V. Pluym. Respect: A Girl's Guide to Getting
Respect & Dealing When Your Line Is Crossed. Minneapolis, MN: Freespirit
Publishing, 2005. Print.