The Seven Deadly Sins of Dating

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4.  Disrespect

An ex once accused me of not taking his feelings into consideration.  He said I would often dismiss problems that bothered him if I didn’t think they were relevant.  Once I laid my ego to rest, I discovered he was right.  Disrespect can take an obvious form such as a man calling you out of your name or blatantly flirting with other women in your presence, but sometimes a failure to take your partner’s concerns seriously even if you think they are foolish, is just as disrespectful.  Just because you may not understand where your partner is coming from, doesn’t mean their opinions shouldn’t be validated.

The thing about disrespect is that often more than not, once someone sees that you’re willing to accept being treated any type of way, the disrespect often gets worse.  You can make clear what’s acceptable behavior in your relationship from the opening gate without scaring a man away.

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