A Man Needs Respect Not Love

When you are in a relationship with the one person you will ever marry, it is important to realize that true happiness comes from more than just “love.” It takes respect and mutual appreciation to be truly happy. It is a fact that men and women have different emotional needs. It is a common belief that men need to be respected and women need to be loved in order for both to find satisfaction and peace in their marriages. While it is a valid point that each partner needs to have their own needs met in the relationship, understanding that respect and love are not mutually exclusive can save you from wasting years of your life.

If your husband starts to snub you publicly or makes comments that make you feel less valuable as a person, it could be a sign that he has lost respect for you. He may be trying to demonstrate his power over you or he could be simply feeling insecure and jealous of your popularity and success. Either way, it is a red flag and it is time to take a step back and reassess the relationship.

If he is unable to appreciate your quirks and your unique personality, it is likely that he is no longer in love with you. He probably sees you as a person who needs to change in order for him to be happy. If you are tired of waiting around for him to be happy, it’s time to end the relationship. There are billions of people in the world who will love you for all that you are.  A man needs respect not love