Your husband not only deserves but also commands respect no matter what the situation or where the place is. You should always treat him as an equal and show him the respect that he deserves. Here are a few ways in which you can do so.
Here are tips to respect your husband.
Encourage him to be great– He is already the best man that you know, but that does mean that he has reached his threshold, and this is as far as he goes. You need to keep encouraging him to push forward and become much better than what he is right now.
Spend more time with him– Spend more quality time with him. Spend time with him talking about the things that he loves, talking about things that you love, and even the things that he wants to do in life. He would know how much you respect his aspirations.
Be the life partner that he deserves– Be the girl that he fell in love with, be the person that he wants to spend the rest of his life with, and most importantly, be the life partner that he always expected you to be and keep respecting and loving him.
Help him achieve his dreams– Be active in helping him to realize his goals and achieve all that he has dreamt about becoming or achieving, Be the person that he looks to when he is down and does not feel like himself, be there for him.
Be respectful of his family– Do not ever disrespect his family, as in doing so, you are making a much graver mistake than disrespecting him. He might easily let it go if you say something about him, but when it comes to his family, he will tolerate no-nonsense.
Appreciate his values– Be very vocal and appreciative of his values and tell him that you appreciate him the way he is and you would not have him any other way. He is the man of your life, and his values are what got you attracted to him in the first place.
Praise him more– Shower him all the praise in the world not only in front of him but also when he is not around to listen to it. You have always wanted to do it but have been stopping yourself ever since; it is high time you gave credit where credit is due.
Acknowledge his efforts– Acknowledge all his efforts and sacrifices that he has ever made for the sake of your relationship. Acknowledge all that he has done to help you guys reach the place that you are in, acknowledge him being with you and loving you so effortlessly.
Be the helper that he needs– Be the helping hand that has always been missing from his life. All his life, he has tackled all his responsibilities and kept fighting with all his troubles all by himself. Not anymore, be the help that he has always needed.
Take an interest in his work life– Ask him about how his day went, what he has been up to in the office lately, and if any new developments and projects came through. You respect him two times more when you start taking an interest in his work life.
Celebrate him being in your life– Celebrate every little victory, every single effort that he makes for you, and all those cute little things that he likes doing for you. Celebrate him being the best man that you know and loving you without expecting anything in return.
Give him some time off– Encourage him to take it a bit easy on himself and take some time off if he has been losing focus or needs to zone out late. Even if he is the strongest man that you know, he does need to take a break to be the person that he normally is.
Respect his privacy– Give him the time away that he needs to feel better, to feel alright, and to feel like himself again. Being strong and brave takes a lot of courage and heart, and one can easily get drained in doing so. Let him have his me time if he wants to.
Make him feel important– Make him feel like the man of your life, the king to your queen, and the only person that you would ever be happy spending the rest of your life with. He deserves every bit of that importance, and you would be respecting him in doing so.
Be a part of his achievements– Be a big party and play an important role in all his achievements and make the path that he has chosen to reach the ultimate destination a bit smoother with your efforts and presence; only you can do it.
Show him that you care-Do not ever shy away from showing the love and care that you have for him. He can never have enough of it, no matter how many years pass or no matter how weak or strong your bond gets. He would always feel respected if you show that you care about him.
Be an immovable pillar in his life-Be the place that he draws motivation from, be the place that he can go back to after the biggest failures of his life and smile about it and be the place where he can rest his head and feel warm and secure, be his happy place.
Give him your undivided attention– Make sure that whenever he needs your attention, you are not multitasking or giving him just a part of your attention. Make sure that is absolute and undivided as he is the most important person in your life.
Listen to what he has to say– Always keep your ears and eyes open about what he has to say; listen to him with an open mind and take in as much information as you can when he wants to talk his heart out.
Share your experiences with him– Tell him all your fun and sad stories, all the things that have happened in the past, and everything that you have been through. Sharing everything with him is an important step in telling him how much you love and respect him.
Do not contradict him– Do not always look for an opportunity to counter him or prove him wrong, just because he is right most of the time. Instead, appreciate his judgment and his demeanor which made you fall for him in the first place.
Do not give him destructive criticism– Instead of criticizing him about everything, try to be more accepting and appreciative towards him. Some criticism is always welcome as long as it is constructive and productive.
Avoid any harsh words– Avoid using any rude or harsh words that might hurt him or have a negative impact on both him and the relationship. Resort to using only polite and humble words no matter how tenses the argument gets.
Do not beat around the bush– Be very stern and straightforward when you are with your man. The more twisted that you become, the more disrespectful it is towards him as that is not the person he fell in love with; always be direct about everything.
Make him feel loved– Do everything in your power to feel like the most loved and the luckiest man to ever walk on planet earth. Make every possible effort to prove to him that he did the right thing in choosing you as the love of his life.
Hold on to him-Hold on to him tight and keep holding on to him no matter how dark the night gets or how blurry your vision gets because at the end of the day, you are all he has got, and he is all you want for the rest of your life.
Motivate him to be better– Motivate him to not only be a better person, be a better employee or a boss but also to be a better human being and be more generous and giving towards people. When he sees that it is the right thing to do, he’ll know how much you respect him.
Be the best version of yourself– Always be the best possible version of yourself both in front of him and also when he is not in front of your eyes. Do not let him regret anything or think back about any of his past decisions, be the person that you are.
Make the kid inside him come out– All of us have a kid inside of us just dying to come out. Make the kid inside him come back to life and finally enjoy the life that he has worked so hard to achieve. Let him be childish around you when he wants to.
Remember all the vows that you made– Think about all your promises and all of those vows that you made to him. The promise to never leave each other and to keep loving each other till death do you apart. Remind yourself in case the tide turns.
Try to fulfill all his wishes– Be his own secret Santa and if you ever come across a wish that you think needs fulfilling, make every possible effort and do everything in your power to make his wish come true. It’s not every day that we wish for something.
Listen to him even when he does not say anything– even when he does not speak his heart out and wants to be left alone, all by himself, learn to read between the lines and make out what he wants to say from his silences.
Try to be more empathetic– Try to put yourself in his position, in his shoes, before you say anything about what he has done or the decision that he has made. Respect the place where he is coming from and be more understanding of what he means to say.
Be a source of happiness– Be the source of his happiness and be the place where he can easily come back to and immediately feel happy. When nothing is going right in his life, make him smile and tell him that it will all get better soon.
Share your energy with him– He can feel exhausted, he can get tired, he can drain himself out; he is human after all. This is where you come in and help him get his spirit back. Share your energy with him and make him feel better.
Have blind faith and undying trust– Do not even for a moment stop and doubt him or lose faith in him. The moment that you do it, he will break. Even if the whole world turns against him, he will have the heart to fight as long as you are standing by his side, do not ever let that go.
Build the family that he always dreamt about– Help him in realizing his lifelong dream of building a sweet little family, and by now; it has become quite obvious who he wants to build it with. Even if it is not the perfect family or even the best one, it will be one he will love and protect with his life.
Make constant efforts– Do not stop making efforts to make him feel loved and respected. When you stop making any such efforts and ease in the relationship, you begin to take things for granted, and that is just a step away from destroying everything.
Tell him he is the one– Keep reminding him and keep telling him that he is and he has always been the man of your life and the person you have been in love with. You cannot spend a day in your life without him, and he needs to know that.
Kiss him more– Kiss him more than you usually do. Kiss him when you are leaving the house, kiss him when you come home, kiss him when you are just sitting beside him and kiss him when he walks past you, do not leave any opportunity.
Hug him when he needs it– Hug him when you want to and hug him more when he needs you to. A hug is the simplest way to show love and tell the person how much you love and respect him; it is also a way of saying that you will always be there.
Understand the importance of physical touch– Be intimate with him as much as you can. Sometimes words fail to have any impact where physical touch does the trick. Understand that it is important to be intimate with your partner and enjoy each other’s company.
Get him to open up to you– Get him to talk to you about his past, his stories, and all the things that he has been through. The hardest part is to get him to open up to you about what he truly feels, and the moment you do it, he’ll know how much you respect him.
Care about the things that he cares about– Start taking more interest in the things that he finds interesting, care about the things that he cares about and holds close to his heart. Be the partner that he needs you to be and understand him completely.
Acknowledge his upbringing– Acknowledge the fact that he has been brought up by the right kind of parents on the right values and has grown up to be the man that his parents always thought he would be, even better than that if nothing else.
Be very wise with your words– Be very choosy and picky with your words whenever you talk to him as you do not know what effect one bad word might have on him, not because he is weak but only because he does expect him from you.
Always be level-headed– Do not lose your cool and let your emotions have the better of you. Keep everything under control and in check, just like any other matured partner would do when things are not going the way they should.
Do not be impulsive– Do not make any haste decisions or make any action in the heat of the moment; instead, calm down, sit with him and talk about it with a cool head to make out the best possible conclusion.
Surround him with positivity– Be his shield against any negativity or any bad thoughts that might affect his mentality or bring him down. Keep him away from any such things and wrap him around in a blanket of positivity and optimism.
Do not let anything external affect him– The problems that arise between you guys can easily be dealt with. However, anything external is going to cause a lot more damage, and it would be best to keep any third party out when it comes to conflicts.
Cook the food he loves– Treat him to his favorite food sometimes and cook what he truly loves to eat. He deserves your love, attention, and respect more than ever and the best way to pay your respects is to cook all the delicious dishes that he always has in the back of his head.
Keep the house neat and tidy– Keep the house neat and tidy at all times so that when he comes back to the house, he enters a positive and clean environment to instantly make him feel better and take all his stress and anxiety away.
Keep his stuff organized– Keep his work desk, his office bag, and even his closet organized and in order at all times. If he sees that all his stuff is in its rightful place, he would know how much you respect him as a person. He would know that you would do everything to help him stay the way he likes and enjoys.