This is a true life story of a lady friend of mine who told me that she called it quits with her man after she discovered that he was having an affair with a close friend of hers. After constantly disrespecting what we had, having an affair with my friend was the straw that broke the camel’s back. She said to me as she cried.
Below i have written the 10 Ways To Know If A Man Truly Loves You But Number 8 will interest you the more.
1. Respect is more important than love
Have you ever witnessed a couple (be it strangers on the street or like me, a friend and her boyfriend) arguing and the man gets angry and starts name calling?
If you are dating a man that doesn’t know how to control his anger to the point that he lashes out and verbally abuses you, then their love is questionable. When did love become abusive?
I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect — Amit Kalantri
In a healthy relationship, respect is more important than love. Because when there is respect, everything will fall in place. It is funny how people think all you need from a relationship is love, but respect is crucial. You can’t love someone you don’t respect.
He not only respects you, he respects what you both have. He knows that this bubble called relationship is extremely fragile and needs to be protected.
Note: When a man truly loves you, other girls are insignificant to him because he is loyal to you. Not only out of respect for you, but for himself and his word.
We can’t help who we fall in love with, but we can decide who we choose to respect. We can’t control love, it’s unconscious, but giving someone respect is in our hands (a conscious decision)
A man loves you when he is respectful in his words, actions, efforts and thoughts.