In this article will look at things men do only for the women they respect.
Everyone deserves respect, no matter their gender. Respect is the foundation of any healthy and thriving relationship.
As a woman, you want to be loved, but you also want your significant other to respect you.
When a man respects you, there are certain things they will do. His actions reflect his admiration, care, and appreciation for you as an individual.
signs a man respects a woman
When a man respects you, it will change the dynamic of your relationship, and you will have a healthy and thriving relationship.
Some of the signs a man respects a woman include the following;
1. He Listens
When a man respects you, he will pay attention to what you say. A man who respects you also respects and values your opinions and will try to listen actively when you speak.
Men are known not to listen when you tell them anything. A joke even says, “If you want to tell someone a secret, tell your husband, he isn’t listening anyway.”
So, with this bad reputation, if a man gives you his undivided attention and shows genuine interest when you talk, he respects you.
A man who listens will not interrupt you when you talk. He will also not dismiss your feelings and thoughts. Instead, he will engage in the conversation and try to understand your point of view.
According to Allohealth.care, Active listening fosters emotional intimacy and trust in a relationship.
So, if your partner listens actively to you when you share difficult experiences and offers empathy and understanding, he respects you.
2. He Prioritizes You
Another thing men do only for the women they respect is prioritize them. When a man respects you, he will put your needs first.
He will ensure you are comfortable and well taken care of before he considers his needs.
To a man who respects you, you come first. He goes out of his way to ensure he meets your needs.
For instance, if you call him for help, he will leave what he is doing to attend to you. If he was hanging out with his friends, he would excuse himself and come help you out.
He will listen to you without judgment if you are having a bad day and offer a shoulder to lean on.
If your man prioritizes his friends over you, he doesn’t respect you. A man who loves and respects you will be there for you.
3. He Supports Your Ambitions
A man who respects you will be your number-one cheerleader. There is nothing that says I respect you more than someone believing in your goals and dreams.
If a man respects you, he will believe in you and encourage you to pursue your dreams.
When you tell a man who respects your ambitions, he will listen attentively and even help you with a few pointers to help you improve yourself.
He will never put you down or look down on your goals. Moreover, a man who respects you will never make fun of your goals.
He will be there to support you no matter what. If you need his advice, he will offer it wholeheartedly and will never be condescending to you.
Supporting your partner’s dreams strengthens the emotional bond in a relationship.
So, when you are free to talk to your man about your ambitions, it helps you grow your bond.
For instance, if you talk to your partner about a career change or furthering your studies to better yourself, he encourages and supports you because he respects you.
For example, I was uncertain when I quit my 8 to 5 job. My partner encouraged me and assured me of his support.
One year later, I am happy I took the leap of faith. I am grateful he was there to encourage me, as I may have backed out without his support.
4. He Respects Boundaries
Another thing men do only for the women they respect is respect their boundaries. Respecting someone’s boundaries is a sign of honoring their autonomy and individuality.
Boundaries are essential for maintaining a healthy and respectful relationship.
Everyone has their boundaries. Some things are acceptable, and others are hard no’s. If your significant other does not respect your boundaries, they don’t respect you.
For instance, if you tell someone you don’t like something and how it affects you, and they keep doing it, they don’t respect you.
For instance, I read this story where a girl told her boyfriend to close the closet door at night because she had childhood trauma.
She was going to therapy for the trauma. The boyfriend purposely left the door open to see what would happen.
This guy did not respect his girlfriend. The one thing she asked him not to do, he did on purpose.
5. He Keeps Promises
A man who respects you will keep his promises. When a man respects you, he will ensure he keeps any promises he makes to you.
If a man respects you, he knows his words are powerful, and his words are his bond. He will go above and beyond to ensure he delivers what he promises.
Respect is tied to trust; the best way to ensure someone trusts you is to keep your word; if you make a commitment, stand by it.
A man who respects you will strive to ensure he does what he promised. Granted, he is not God and may not always deliver, but he will do his best.
Moreover, if a man respects you, he will inform you if he cannot deliver on his promises.
For instance, I take offence at people who promise things they know they won’t deliver. Instead of promising something you are not sure you can deliver, it is better to have it as a surprise.
Moreover, a man who loves you will not want to disappoint you, so he will keep his promises.
6. He Seeks Your Opinion
When a man respects you, they will also respect your opinion. A man who respects you will always seek your opinion before making major decisions.
If a man respects you, he will seek your counsel because he values your opinions and trusts your good judgment.
Respecting your partner’s perspective fosters equality and mutual respect in the relationship.
So, when a man respects you, he will include you in his decision-making because he sees you as an equal and wants your input.
For instance, a man who respects you will ask for your input if he wants to start a project.
Moreover, if he wants to make a major financial decision that involves the family, he will always ask your opinion before he does.
7. He Does Not Take You for Granted
A man who respects and loves you will never take you for granted. He will always be grateful for you and your contributions to his life.
If a man respects you, he will appreciate you and acknowledge your input, no matter how small.
A man who respects you understands how much it means to have you in his life. He will always thank you and appreciate you for being in his life.
If a man doesn’t appreciate the sacrifices you make for him or what you do for him, he doesn’t respect you.
A respectful man acknowledges your presence and is grateful. He makes you feel loved and valued.
For instance, if you take care of all the family cleaning, food preparations, and childcare, a respectful man will acknowledge your work and thank you.
According to psychologists, gratitude enhances feelings of connection and emotional intimacy.
8. He Does Not Let Others Disrespect You
A man who respects you will not let other people disrespect you. He will be there to defend you, whether it is his friends, mother, or sister.
People will treat your partner the way you treat them. If your partner respects you, everyone around him will respect you.
However, if anyone tries to disrespect you, he will be there to protect you. A man who respects you will not tolerate anyone insulting you or belittling you.
He will stand up for you even if it will cause friction between his family and friends. You can always count on him to protect your honour.
9. He Values Your Independence
Another thing men do only for the women they respect is value their independence.
A man who respects a woman values her independence and encourages her to have a life outside the relationship.
If a man respects you, he will encourage you to make friends and have relationships with your family. He knows he cannot be your everything all the time.
Moreover, a man who respects you knows you have your own life. You had one before you met, and you still do.
For instance, if a man respects you, he will not stalk you to know who you are hanging out with. He trusts you and will not go snooping through your phone to know the people you talk to.
He understands you need time alone with your friends and family to be well-rounded.
As psychologist Dr Randi Gunther says, “Supporting each other’s independence fosters a healthy and balanced relationship.”
So, if he respects you, he will give you space to develop your friendships, have hobbies and improve yourself.
10. He Communicates Openly and Honestly
A man who respects a woman will communicate openly and honestly with her. He will not shelter her and will even have difficult conversations with her because he knows she can handle it.
If a man respects you, he will talk about his feelings and share his thoughts with you. He will always be transparent with you.
If you are in a relationship with a man who respects you, you will never have issues talking about the problems in the relationship.
A man who respects you will talk to you respectfully and non-judgmentally and seek to understand your viewpoint as well. He will not be passive-aggressive or sarcastic when talking to you.
A man who doesn’t respect you will barely talk to you. When you have some differences, it will result in silent treatment instead of having an honest and open conversation.
Respect is imperative for a relationship to thrive. We all deserve respect regardless of our gender. However, there are things men do only for the women they respect.
These things include; listening to them, prioritizing their needs, supporting their ambitions, and respecting their boundaries.
Moreover, if a man respects you, he will keep his promises, seek your opinion, value your individuality, and appreciate you.
In addition, a man who respects you will not let others disrespect you and will communicate openly and honestly.
Remember, you deserve respect. If respect is not served, leave the table.
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Sarah Williams is an author at CandidHaven.com she is an expert in human psychology having graduated with an M.S. in Psychology.
Sarah has extensive experience in relationships and dating therapy having worked for over 6 years with different groups of people including teens, dating couples, and married people.
She is a lover of life, and self-development and believes everyone deserves to be in a fulfilling relationship. Sarah loves reading self-help books and doing research on human psychology.