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Respect and Tolerance in Relationships

Respect is the attitude of one person to another, the recognition of one's merits, private space, and the observance of some detachment.

By Alexander PovetkinPublished 4 years ago 3 min read

Many believe that respect and tolerance are not the most important qualities in a family and in a relationship. But a considerable number of marriages break up precisely because one partner ceases to respect another partner.

Generally, everyone creates a family for peace and love, but almost nobody takes into consideration respect itself. Such a pleasant and respectful attitude to each other helps to save love for a long time.

Respect is the attitude of one person to another, the recognition of one's merits, private space, and the observance of some detachment.

Respect includes justness, gender equality, accounting the interests of each other, and beliefs, as well as independence and trust.

There are some concepts of respect due to world culture:

In the East, a woman looks up to a man because he is a representative of the stronger sex; she is brought up in a way to respect the representatives of men and the elderly. A woman must unquestioningly serve her husband and obey him.

An Indian woman shows her respect towards her husband by washing his feet.

To have an unpleasant look for a husband, a worn-out robe being unkempt expresses disrespect in Egypt.

In the present-day family in Europe, the respect of the spouses lies in their position being equal.

Respect is deference towards aspirations, goals, actions, and decisions of each other.

Respect is a warm acceptance of another person and an awareness of one's value and importance.

Respect is a solicitous attitude to the mind and abilities, interests and hobbies, and wishes of each other.

To respect a person means not to violate their personal boundaries. Do not check your partner’s phone, do not try to learn about their life on social media, accept the fact that the second half can have fun without you. This is the ability to see in the partner another person who does not belong to us.

If we are talking about love that passes with age, then respect not only does not pass, but sometimes, it is also born in the family. Respect is least affected by time.

For many, the concepts of love and respect are so closely intertwined that they think that if a person loves, then there’s also respect. Love is generated by feelings and lives in the heart. Respect is generated in the mind and lives in the head.

Being born in our minds, respect does not pass so quickly because it does not arise from scratch.

Tolerance in relationships is a whole art! To tolerate and show patience are two different things; someone tolerates, gritting their teeth, barely restraining anger and a lot of negative emotions, while others initially strive for the positive outcome of the matter, reassuring themselves that it will not always be like that, and everything will be fine. A long-awaited world of peace, joy, and love will come into a relationship. Everyone has their own limit of patience, which we set independently. As long as relations are within the created framework, they have the right to exist, but as soon as the moment comes, that patience breaks. And this is not bad; this is your chance to make the situation different.

The quality of our relationships depends on how tolerant we are towards each other. Having learned to endure, first of all, we will change ourselves and will be able to become a positive example for others. If you want to build a strong relationship, in which both you and your partner are happy, learn tolerance, accept them as they are, respect them without trying to change or control your emotions, and enjoy the moments spent together without blaming each other for flaws.

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