As parents, we spend a fair amount of time agonizing over our mistakes. Certainly, we would have done many things differently. If only we hadn’t been grown children ourselves when we made our relationship choices and eventually married. Most of us had no idea our marriages would end. If we had, we wouldn’t have walked […]
I am a writer. I am also a marketer.
This is my world view.
I am all about stories and connecting the dots from beginning to end. I am also about problem solving and connecting the dots until something is made profitable and works even better than it once did.
I now see relationships through the lens of marketing.
I wish someone had taught me what I term an ’emotional vocabulary.’ The phrases that usher in love and the ones that cast love aside. If I had learned these phrases that either beautify a relationship or destroy it I would have understood what I call ’emotional profitability’ much sooner.
So why is respect so important to love?
Disrespect = Don’t Care
It means I care more about my opinion than listening to what you feel. This is contradictory to love.
Respect = I Do Care
I always say that “Respect means you don’t have to understand or agree with something for it to be someone else’s truth.”
These are 8 phrases that signify a lack of respect in a relationship.
I don’t care
Why does that matter to you
That shouldn’t bother you
You’re making a big deal out of nothing
That’s not my problem
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