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 BF/GF (Boyfriend/Girlfriend) is mean to you or
• How can you say 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?
When you communicate honestly and when you care about your partner’s
well-being, then you set the tone for how you want to be treated in return.
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+ I Trust You+ I Respect You+
You Like Me You Trust Me You Respect Me
You care for each Trust starts with being Getting respect starts
other’s well being. honest. with you.
Read more about respect in this book…
Respect: A Girl's Guide to Getting Respect & Dealing When Your Line Is Crossed
by Macavinta, Courtney and Andrea V. Pluym. Minneapolis, MN: Freespirit Publishing, 2005.