I believe that a relationship without mutual respect can never be happy and healthy. It is absolutely necessary in a good relationship even though it is clearly missing in many.

I know that many individuals, who profess to love someone, have little or no respect for that person. My feeling is that what he or she feels is something other than love. Certainly something is being felt but it isn’t love unless respect is also present.

You need to respect each others space because each partner has a right to privacy. Being a couple does not give one the right to invade a partner’s privacy. Love involves trust and this precludes any spying on your partner.

Opinions can lead to disrespect. I believe you should be able to discuss anything with your partner in a reasonable manner. If you can’t it is time to take a good long look at the relationship and yourself.

Everyone has a right to an opinion even if it is not considered accurate.