Romantic relationships require a lot of effort. You and your partner may have certain things in common, but your personalities will also often clash if you don’t find ways to resolve and resolve potential conflicts. The most important factor in a successful relationship involves mutual respect. If this is missing, it needs to be looked at or you can say goodbye. Here are 9 signs that your partner doesn’t respect you.
As humans, we are by nature emotional creatures. In other words, there’s nothing wrong with expressing your feelings. In fact, keeping them inside will have a negative effect on your mental health. Your partner in life should never view your emotions as an annoyance. On the contrary, they should support you, just as you would be expected to help them in times of trouble.
Partners often act passive-aggressively as a way of expressing their displeasure about something without directly addressing the issue. They do this to avoid confrontation, but the end result is a lot of bitterness, confusion, and stress because you don’t have a chance to resolve the problem.
It’s their way or nothing
Relationships always require compromise, but when you’re not in the mood for a dinner party or don’t want to try rock climbing, your partner needs to understand and respect your boundaries. If they constantly pressure you to do things that make you feel uncomfortable, the relationship will have problems.
In a good relationship, you and your partner should be able to express your feelings, explaining what you want and need. But if your loved one ignores you or interrupts you, you’ll find yourself in a situation where you can’t solve the problem because they won’t listen.
If a relationship wants to survive, both partners must not only be willing to accept the good things but also accept each other’s shortcomings. This does not mean that one should not try to improve oneself. And obviously if they have a serious problem like addiction, that needs to be addressed to save the relationship. But ultimately, if your partner is always complaining that you’re not up to their impossible standards, it’s time to consider ending things.
This is the ultimate sign that you are being controlled in a relationship. It’s one thing to have conflict, in fact it can be healthy as long as you can accept you won’t always see things in unison. But there are times when people in a relationship intentionally make the other person feel small and even blame them as a way to dominate them. The pain you feel becomes a journey for them.
They are never honest
If you constantly catch your partner lying, or they intentionally withhold information from you, it’s clear they have issues that can only be resolved through therapy. You need to determine whether they are willing to change or whether they may be suffering from underlying issues such as a personality disorder.
Is your partner willing to convince you that you are a bad person? Do they criticize everything you do, whether it’s your cooking, your hobbies, your body, or even things you can’t control? This is not a small thing, this is a clear sign of violence. People who say they love you will never attack your self-esteem.
If any of these things are happening in your relationship, you need to stand up for yourself. Learn to say “no” without having to explain. Respect yourself. And finally, your partner must be willing to respect your boundaries and even get help if the situation calls for it.