This week I’d like to talk about a value that is so important in all relationships, especially with our significant other. Why is it vital with him? Because he is the person we lean on the most. He is our best friend. What am I discussing?
Relationships can blossom where each person treats the other with respect. Each individual can grow, aware of their loved one’s support of their goals. A relationship with respect and love is one to hold onto. Differences of opinion can be resolved. If you have someone that you love and respect and they do so back, hold onto them. When you meet the person who gives you the freedom to be yourself, cherish them.
They are a gem. They are worth sacrificing for, and they will sacrifice back.
In relationships where domestic violence is prevalent, respect is missing. The abuser is all about control. Control is deadly for a relationship. The abused is not allowed to be herself and she can’t obtain her goals because the abuser is trying to dominate and manipulate. Instead of support, she gets put down. She can’t grow.
Respect in any relationship is vital, including friends and family. I am blessed to be surrounded (by choice) by friends and family who respect and support me. Without their confidence in me, I might not be fulfilling my dream of writing. That would be a waste for me and others because I have a story to tell that can change lives. I’m happy to have them in my life; it is truly richer because of them. :)
Have a wonderful week!