Healthy Relationship Indicators

Respect
The feeling that both partners are contributing equally and sharing the workload equally (much like a "Partnership" - I've always felt the reason there were "partnership desks" was that each partner could "see" what the other was doing across the space in front of them.)
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(I was replying to a question here in the community: "In your opinion, what are some things that define healthy relationships?")
Fool4Waiting Fool4Waiting
56-60, F
3 Responses Sep 13, 2012

Respect is a commodity we ought (sermon sermon !!!) carry into life toward people generally until such time as a person doesn't warrant it.

What I am getting at is that 'respect', whilst being a part of a healthy marriage, is NOT unique to a marriage. There is an amalgam of various core values in a marriage (including respect as one of the 'biggies'), but you know, I cannot for the life of me find a "word" that expresses what I want to say any better. So "respect" it is !!!

Tread your own path.

Maybe "consideration"?

Yeah, maybe. I am trying to come up with a word to cover ones mutual responsibility to be a good custodian of the trust and vulnerability your partner places under your stewardship.

Reverence.

I'd want nothing to do with any woman I didn't respect. Women deserving of respect are a big turn on for me, and the contrary a big turn off.<br />
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I'm not sure if it's necessary for a successful relationship, though. Some people want to play a subservient role, and some people want a subservient partner. Different strokes, I guess, but I've seen that work and if it works for them who am I to judge?

I posted this "Safe and secure relationship" article a while back: <br />
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<a href="http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Live-In-A-Sexless-Marriage/2024933" target="ep_blank">EP Link</a><br />
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Someone pointed out that it does not specifically list "respect" - but if you look at the "good stuff" list, you might consider that a number of the items there are respectful behaviours.