People will respect you as much as you respect yourself in relationships

India
July 27, 2007 5:31am CST
There are many people on here going through problems that are at their core caused by lack of self respect. If a man goes around begging a woman to love him and blaming himself after she cheats on him and blames him he has no respect for himself If a woman stays with a man who thinks women are beneath him and it is her job to be his maid she has no respect for herself If a man stays with a woman who treats him lower than dirt and belittles him every chance she gets while blaming himself for it he has no respect for himself If a woman dates a man who already has a wife and actually is suprised when she gets hurt she has no respect for herself If more people of both genders demanded to be treated with the same level of respect they have for themselves many of these problems would solve themselves.
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@dbhattji (2507)
• India
27 Jul 07
It is so true for all relationships - even at your job people will look up to you only if you respect yourself - but I want to add that you will be respected by people you respect - if you look down at others, people will may be afraid of you but will not have any real respect.
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@dpk262006 (56484)
• Delhi, India
27 Jul 07
I would say - Whatever situations we face in our life....we are responsible overselves for that..no one else is responsible for our deeds/mistakes. I think 'respect' is earned and self-respect is something...which will vary from person to person. To do something or entering into any relationship...without knowing the consequences...will surely effect one's self-respect.
@naadia (830)
• India
27 Jul 07
i believe in the saying “To earn respect you must give it first”!but you should automatically treat someone with respect, until he proves that he doesn't deserve.as its really easy to say "Show some respect!" or "Be more respectful" to young people but if we don't respect them they will not learn how to respect others.so we have to care about child!
@rb200406 (1825)
• India
3 Aug 07
This is one line which i have always believed in.You will get respect only when you respect yourself.If you yourself consider yourself worthless than you can't expect that anybody will respect you.Actually respect is the ultimate thing.
• Philippines
28 Jul 07
well, you need to give respect in order for yu to gain respect..so do not demand people to respect you if you don't know how to respect others..one things is that the respect must start from within..a person must respect his/her self first before expecting some respect to be given..arguments and fights we're mostly established because of non respect on each other..