Yes. The fact that you are asking the question shows you deserve it. We all make mistakes. It takes a person of character and courage to own up to it, and try to do better.<br />
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In response to your updated question: <br />
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Complex question with little information, so I'll give it the shot gun approach.<br />
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Yes, it is possible, but they have to show remorse for what they did to lose your respect, and then behave in a manner deserving of respect. A common example is a spouse that cheats. If there is no remorse, there can be no healing. If the one that cheated doesn't make a serious effort to rebuild trust, there can be no healing. Respect is a close cousin, and requires the same effort. <br />
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Will you ever have the same level of respect? Maybe, but probably not. They have shown that they are capable of selfishness or poor judgement that you find unacceptable, but we have all been guilty of poor judgement. What matters most is how we conduct ourselves after we have made a mistake (lost respect.) <br />
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The reason they lost respect is important. Is it because they violated a social taboo that you agree with? Was it an off-hand remark that they didn't think about and promptly forgot? Was it a deliberate affront to others? Did they join the American Nazi Party? An accidental slight and poor judgement are the easiest to forgive. Willful disregard for other people is harder (impossible in my opinion.) <br />
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Misunderstanding happen. Sometimes we think (with 100% assurance) that someone meant one thing, when they meant something else. This miscommunication is epidemic between men and women. Maybe you misunderstood, and if you had understood correctly, you never would have lost your respect.<br />
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Another aspect of regaining trust/respect is, how forgiving you are. If you are rigid and live in a black and white world, regaining trust may be impossible. If you are understanding and compassionate (which your question indicates,) it is possible, if they regret their actions and prove they are worthy. <br />
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You said that you aren't sure they even know that they lost your respect. That could be a major road block to forgiveness. They may feel bad about what happened, but pretend nothing did to protect their ego (that behavior is especially common in men.) Talk to them. Tell them you were hurt. Ask they why they did it. Actively seek to find respect for them. Make them a partner in your search.<br />
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I wish you luck.

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You say you no longer respect somebody and want to know ho to find it again. <br />
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Respect is earned not given. It is up to them to earn your respect !

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yes, and it's stronger, because you now know the value of respect, and you will keep it.

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It takes a very long time to earn it back, once people lose respect for you, they never see as the same person you were, but after some time passes they seem to forget and start to have a new, maybe different, respect for you.........

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Yes. In time.........how are you?

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