“Adversity, if for no other reason, is of benefit, since it is sure to bring a season of sober reflection. People see clearer at such times. Storms purify the atmosphere.”—― Henry Ward Beecher (via psych-quotes)
Everyone deserves a partner that treats them with respect, kindness and adoration. Why settle for anything less? We often make excuses for our partner’s bad behavior and then simply become used to it. Don’t stand for a relationship where you partner doesn’t do the following to treat you well:
Respects your choices. Even if it’s not what they would pick for themselves, your partner should treat your choices with respect. Mocking you or insulting you choices in anything from music to how you spend your free time may seem insignificant at the time but can get under your skin and grow into something bigger. If your partner doesn’t show respect for how you live your life then they’re not someone you want to be with.
Treats your family and friends well. Part of being in a relationship is embracing the other people in your partner’s life. Whether they are your favorite people or not isn’t the point. What’s important is that your partner treats them with kindness and respect because they know they are important to you. They should be able to put their own feelings aside and at least be polite and civil, out of respect for you.
Values your opinion. You shouldn’t be with someone who puts down your thoughts, ideas and opinions or thinks they are inferior to their own. Your ideal partner should be interested in hearing what you have to say and should value your opinion and input.