We all know that solid relationships which have stood test of time and circumstances are built on mutual respect. Not all of us, however, actively attempt to pass across to our partners messages of respect per time. Being mindful of how respected your spouse feels and putting in place actions to strengthen such can be crucial to making him or her feel special, safe and loved. It can be an excellent practice to habitually take appropriate measures, daily, toward making your spouse feel respected, not only so he/she feels loved, but also to ensure that communication can be more productive and effective.
If both partners feel confident that their spouse respects them, it can be easier to avoid underlying tensions and resentments from developing. Individuals often report feeling respected when they feel heard and also when they feel their feelings and opinions are being considered.
Some daily practicable tips may include:
Applying the rule of punctuality.
Daily experience and studies have shown that many individuals report attitudes of lateness as being disrespectful, whether premeditated or incidental . While you might practice punctuality in your professional life, many married couples often report not always being as punctual in their personal lives. This has marred the prospects of so many couples at first date due to the bad impression created. While some persons deliberately keep such late so as to check into the temperament and mode of reactions of their prospects, some just unpleasantly do it as a matter of habit. Making sure you are on time for your spouse can definitely send a message of respect towards your partner and his/her time.
Being consistent in what you practice.
Indications have thought us that many happily married couples often report that carving out time for themselves as individuals can be beneficial to their relationship. Making time to satisfy your own hobbies and personal goals can alleviate anxiety and improve overall well-being. Being consistent about the time slots you allot just for yourself can be a great way to balance your time with your partner’s time. Making sure your spouse is aware of when to typically expect you to be doing your own thing can send a message that you prioritize your time together and don’t want to surprise your partner by suddenly being absent. Making an attempt towards consistency can be seen as more respectful than just unexpectedly disappearing at times you want to be alone. More so, never initiate anything which you know you cannot do to the latter. Most people, in other to impress their partners, usually initiate certain practices which they also tend to stop at the middle of it when the other partner must have gotten so much interested and engrossed in it. This inconsistency has in most cases been misunderstood and misinterpreted as disrespect to emotions and torture to feelings and if mishandled in most cases led to breakup. Whatsoever you cannot finish, better do not start it at all.
Be extremely mindful of your language and actions
Studies show that use of profane language can heighten conflicts and impede effective communication. Avoiding offensive language can keep things calm and respectful and can also facilitate a steady flow of communication. Be it as it may, there is no other greater height to disrespect in a relationship than trading of abusive and profane language, exchange of morally inciting words and in extreme cases, battering. If you want your partner to feel more respected, making sure to abstain from cursing, insulting and beating can be a great habit to prevent your partner from feeling unsafe, disrespected and downcast. Avoiding this language and action, altogether, can be a simple and subtle way to send a message of respect to your spouse on a daily basis.
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