All relationship ought to be mutual with respect, love, and understanding. In this article, I will be talking on how to make a man respect you.
What you respect you value; so if he doesn’t respect you, then this is an obvious sign he doesn’t value you.
You can suffer severally in the hand of your guy if you don’t know what to do when he doesn’t respect you.
You might be wondering “How do you know if a guy doesn’t respect you” well, you can know by reading my article on Signs a Man Respects You.
How to Make a Man Respect You
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Respect is due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others. Similarly, respect is a positive feeling or action shown towards someone or something considered important or held in high esteem or regard.
Your husband or the guy you are dating (unmarried) should hold you in high esteem, have due regards for your feelings, wishes, and rights as a lady.
You can suffer a violent attack or abuse in your relationship if your guy doesn’t respect you.
Here are ways on how to make a man respect you if you feel he doesn’t respect you.
- Respect Your Guy
- Always stick to plans you made together
- Appreciate his Effort
- Don’t give him attitudes
- Communicate your do and don’t with him
- Give him Relationship Assurance
- Avoid Tantrum
- Don’t let him dictate the relationship
- Be emotionally open
Respect Your Guy
One way to get a guy to respect you is by respecting him. Respect is reciprocal if you don’t show your guy respect there is no way he can respect you.
You can’t demand what you don’t give (respect). A relationship is a “give and take” affair. However, if you do show him respect and all he does is bully, control, and assault you, it is a sign he has a psychological problem and it is advisable to leave him if you are not married to him.
Always stick to plans you made together
If you are fond of changing or canceling plans you make with your guy you risk losing his respect or trust.
Guys don’t want a girl that’s not dependable or reliable when an agreement is made.
Men generally need to feel respected for their time and if you are changing the plans all the time, don’t expect him to give you the respect you want in the relationship.
Appreciate his effort
I am sure you want to be appreciated right? Appreciating your guy effort is a good way to gain his respect. No matter how little you think his effort is learned to say “thank you” sincerely.
By showing and tell him again and again how much you appreciate him for who he is and what he has done; you will gain respect from him.
Don’t give him attitudes
This is one of the mistakes you will make as a lady and you will lose the respect of your guy.
This may even be the reason why he doesn’t respect you. If your guy somehow does a thing you don’t like or you don’t feel happy about, let him know immediately. Don’t behave arrogantly or disrespectfully because you can’t make him respect you by doing so.
When he does a thing you don’t like open up and tell him instantly and avoid giving him attitudes: if he is the sensible guy he will adjust.
Communicate your do and don’t with him
As I have said earlier “Respect is due regard for the feelings, wishes….”. Communicating your feelings and wishes with your guy is a good way to make him respect you. Opening up about your values, wishes, likes, and dislikes, etc. will make him respect you in the relationship.
Give him relationship assurance
This is a way to make a guy respect you also. Open up and tell him what your expectations for the relationship are. Doing this does not mean you are cheap, rather it will make him know you are not into a fling with him.
Making him know he can trust you and that you will always be there for him; is a good way to earn his respect.
To err is human and your guy is human. Your partner can offend you by his action, but throwing a temper tantrum every time something doesn’t go your way is not the way to address things.
Tantrum isn’t going to get you the right attention let alone respect. It is better to amicably trash out issues in the relationship and avoid unnecessary anger.
Likewise, you should not condone his wrongdoing by keeping quiet. You can actually disagree with his action as long as it is doesn’t result in a tantrum.
Don’t let him dictate the relationship
If you let him dictate everything in the relationship you will lose his respect. You can make him respect you if he doesn’t remote control you always in the relationship.
It’s ok to be loyal to your guy, but don’t be too loyal you don’t have your own say, values, wishes, and expectations in the relationship.
Know your values, wishes, and expectations for the relationship and communicate it to him.
By communicating your values, wishes, and expectations to him, he won’t be able to control you; hence, you will not give him an opportunity to disrespect you.
Be emotionally Open
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A guy will respect and understand you when you are emotionally open. Make sure you always communicative and expressive your emotions; do not hide your emotions. Don’t try to pretend you are not feeling something you’re feeling (or try to pretend you’re feeling something you aren’t).
Make sure you don’t mask your inner emotional experience. Therefore, you should always reveal your emotions to your guy.
If you feel he doesn’t respect you, tell him and don’t pretend it’s ok when it is not.