Why we all need love and respect in relationships

Couple love

Love and respect always go hand in hand. It seems that this statement is an axiom you don’t even need to speak about ever again. These are completely single-root concepts, and a person should feel this intuitively without further explanation. But what do we see in real life? A person, plunging into a state of falling in love with a pathological passion, distorts the concept of respect. In the sense that, for him or her, respect ends with his or her own feelings and own ego. Moreover, this egoism is not always conscious. It may even seem to a person that all his actions are extremely respectful. This distortion often leads to conflicts, and sometimes, in the most difficult cases, to partings.

Respect is a more sober feeling than falling in love. Respect, like true love, is developed over time. These are mature feelings that help us live and communicate with other people. If you manage to comprehend them, there will always be a cosy place in your life where you can hide and ride out the hardships of life. Such a place could be a family where love and respect reign.

We insist that people need love and respect in equal proportions. And we insist that these feelings are complementary and indivisible when it comes to romantic relationships. Love and respect are creative feelings. They make our souls rush up and grow. They help us recognise ourselves and the world around us. They allow us and those to whom these feelings are directed to remain ourselves.

Signs of respect in relationships

Respect for needs and desires

Any person needs food, safety, rest, communication, adoption, love. The needs of men and women in relationships are always good and natural. There is no shame in needing, for example, support. Or in recognition. To feel like others need you. And to be in silence and solitude.

Needs cannot be evaluated critically; it cannot be assumed that the other person (or you) have “wrong” or stupid ones. They are always correct! And you need to treat them with care and attention. Because of the needs realised, there is a general satisfaction with life and a sense of happiness.

Respect for features

Your life together will be much more comfortable and happy when you finally learn how to see and take into account what kind of person is next to you, what their mental qualities and character traits are, what they are capable of, and what their limitations are.

Respect for feelings and experiences

We are all living people, not robots. Sometimes, something saddens us, infuriates us, makes us angry. If it seems to you that the emotions of your partner are not rational for one reason or another, this does not mean that you must immediately declare this and by all means prove your point of view. You can simply accept these emotions and let your loved one get rid of internal tension. They do this in relationships where people respect and love each other.

Respect for interests and tastes

Tastes and interests of any person are a personal, completely inviolable to other (even the closest people) territory. If you do not like the fact that your loved one pays too much attention to their preferences, this can and should be discussed. But to criticise and make fun of their hobbies are a low blow and absolutely unacceptable things in respectful relationships.

Respect for values

Values are what is of tremendous importance to us, what we firmly believe in, and what we stand on. This is our attitude to the fundamental things in life, our ideas about permissible behaviour, our internal obligations to ourselves. Recognising the value of your partner, you can expect that they will also be attentive to what is dear to you.


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