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Is Respect The Root Cause Of Relationship Success?
Respect is the root cause of relationship success
When respect is given from both sides, a connection is made.
Absolutely. Note: the claim does not specify "marital relationship". Respect for the other and for self is the root of having healthy boundaries. Healthy boundaries allow for a sense of self to develop, and sustains personal growth.
Respect goes far deeper than just agreeing or compromise.
People have a need to be listened to, heard, and loved. This leads to respect.
When a person feels respected, they are more likely to want to reciprocate.
Two individuals can completely respect each other and still engage in conflict, even finding themselves at "irreconcilable differences." Respect only helps make that conflict more civilized and "healthy."
Respect is not the only cause of relationship success.
Human's need love to motivate them to do things for their partner. Without the feeling of love, there's nothing to sustain the relationship.
This pushes the notion that as long as you give "respect" you will always get it, or can expect it in return. People will use this "expectation" to their advantage, perhaps in life threatening ways.
Sometimes, conflicts can override respect.
The definition of respect is not easy to define.
There are different factors to consider when looking at different relationships, of different sizes, and types.
People should negotiate relationship agreements.
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