Acceptance or respect

Philippines
January 17, 2010 2:14am CST
Which do you think is more important in a relationship acceptance or respect? Which do you think is easier to give acceptance or respect?
16 responses
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
17 Jan 10
For me personally, respect is the most important. It is part of the backbone of any relationship. Acceptace will eventually come along. That is what patients is for.
• Philippines
18 Jan 10
Yeah, respect could be important but respect could be given instantly like when you're on the other place, you give respect to their belief and culture, or when you met someone you hardly know you often give respect. But acceptance could be hard, yeah you respect your partner but there are part of him/her that you can't accept. So what could be the use of respect. Well that's just my thought. This two things are very important. Anyway thank you for sharing with us and enjoy your day!
@Chiniona (327)
• China
21 Jan 10
Hi! I think there should be more acceptance, especially when you live in a multiracial country!
@hagirl (1296)
• United States
19 Jan 10
You can accept anyone but you have to earn respect.... If you get the respect the acceptance and appreciation you need and want in a relationship will follow.
• India
19 Jan 10
Hi my friend. A relationship can last only if there's acceptance and not respect my friend. Consider two friends. Will you expect your friend to respect you or will you ask for an acceptance my friend. Any being on this planet needs a relationship having acceptance. Then only the person'll be able to share his thoughts. A relationship'll last only if the two members consider themselves equal. Rather if you give more respect then you would feel it difficult to share with that person even if you wanted to my friend. Thus acceptance is the ultimate requirement for a healthy relationship my friend. Have a nice day.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
19 Jan 10
I think is important. Because acceptance will increase the warm of a relationship and respect will make both stay together without any worries. This will also ease the probability of misunderstanding...
• United States
18 Jan 10
Must have BOTH in a relationship if it is to work. B/c you can't say, "i respect what your saying or I respect you as a person BUT I can't accept that." Visa versa you can't say, "I accept your opinion but, don't respect it." Your b/f or g/f look at U like "I'm outta here!"
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
18 Jan 10
Hey careguarden! I don't think that we should have to choose! I think that there should be both acceptance and respect and I wouldn't accept anything else! I expect my man to accept and respect me and I believe we do have that in our relationship! Why should anyone settle for less? How can you give up one for the other and have any chance for happiness? A relationship requires alot of work and you have to be able to give and take and there is always things that are going to have to be worked out and if you both don't accept and respect each other how do every expect a relationship to work?
@chase717 (65)
• United States
17 Jan 10
I think respect is more important. If you don't respect each other, I don't feel you have a solid relationship. If you love someone, you be able accept them.
@Allie_xoxo (1064)
• Canada
17 Jan 10
Acceptance is respect.
@jkcokley (267)
• United States
17 Jan 10
Respect and then acceptance. Acceptance is easier to give because it doesn't require you to do anything. respect requires you to learn about that person and know where they are coming from.
• Philippines
17 Jan 10
I think these two things go along with each other. If a person respects his/her partner, then that person should also accept him/her for what he/she is. Acceptance and respect are two important words needed in a certain relationship. And if one of these two is missing, relationship won't work in a proper way. But then, aside from these two, there are still many important characteristics a couple should acquire to make a relationship last.
• India
17 Jan 10
hello...i believe in respect towards each other in a relationship..there should be a belief in each other to continue the relationship..it will help for a good and long lasting relationship...where there is no belief in each other it will lead for misunderstandings leading to break the relationship so i believe both respect and belief are the base for a good and long lasting relationship
@MimiRemo (420)
• Philippines
17 Jan 10
I cannot choose just one really. I think acceptance in an element of respect. We accept someone for what they are and what they are not, and then we develop a sense of the person's worth in our lives. That is when I can say there is respect in a relationship. Acceptance and respect correlate highly.
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
17 Jan 10
respect. for if you respect the person you have a relationship with all of this will fall in the right places. you will accept all the inperfection of that person if you respect him/her. what ever that relationship maybe, gf/bf, boss/employee, mother/child and all of the kind of relationship there is. if you respect that person then you love that person whole heartedly.
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
17 Jan 10
i say respect because if you can't respect someone, you can't accept them. as another poster stated. patience will take care of acceptance.
@ajaraine (74)
• India
17 Jan 10
Respect definitely, And you will always need to respect your lover, that is keep yourself in their shoes. But this is the guys job,and remember THAT IF YOU DONT RESPECT THEM,THEY WILL EVENTUALLY THINK YOU DONT LOVE THEM