There’s a common misconception that respect between romantic partners means control, meeting demands or subjugation. But there’s more to that, Respect is celebrating each other’s differences and each other’s potential for growth without imposing our own beliefs. I always say, when you choose a partner, you’re gaining a new set of eyes to see the world. Having respect in a relationship is the ability to understand that perspective.
Maintaining a woman’s respect is essentially about being a strong, honest man that she can look up to, rather than a wimpy, unreliable man that she looks down on.
Here are 5 mistake that cause woman to lose her respect for her man:
#1. Being Too Suspicious and Protective
It’s fine to be a bit protective of your woman to show that you care. However, if you are overly suspicious or protective due to insecurity (i.e. you’re worried that she will cheat on you), it will cause her to lose respect for you.
#2. Querulous About Life Like a Victim
It’s completely fine for a man to talk about his problems if life gets too tough or challenging for him to face on his own. However, if he whines and complains about life like a victim when talking to her, without looking for solutions to the problems that he is facing, a woman’s respect for him will begin to fade.
#3. Belittling Her or Continually Criticizing Her.
When a woman knows that her man doesn’t respect her and doesn’t “have her back,” she may also begin trying to undermine him or disrespect him in front of others. When that happens, the flow of love will slow down between them and all sorts of other relationship problems will begin to arise.
#4. Being Bossy Around Her, But Submissive Around Other Men
A lot of guys lose the respect of their woman by being very bossy at home, but then being shy and submissive around other men in public. When a woman sees that her man is bossy around her, but submits around other people in social situations, she will begin to question whether or not she should be following his lead.
#5. Taking Her Love, Respect and Attraction For Granted
For us modern men, it’s no longer possible to take a woman’s love, respect and attraction for granted and expect that she will stick around because the relationship was good at the start.
If you get into a habit of turning her off, doing things that make her lose respect for you and ruining the love over time, you can’t expect her to want to stick around for life.