I can’t tell you how many times I have had someone tell me, “I am no longer in love with my spouse.” And while they are in my office, I get it. They call each other names, insult each other, blame, are unloving, and disrespectful.
And in the midst of all that, there is a cycle: “If you don’t show my love and respect, I won’t show you love and respect.”
A best-selling book, Love & Respect, Emerson Eggerichs says that men need respect more, and women need love more. He says that men can be unloving while showing respect, and women can be disrespectful when showing love. I think he is onto something. But perhaps there is more to it.
In this week’s podcast, I take a look at the issue of love and respect, but also look at civility and courtesy as a basic platform. If you feel unloved and/or disrespected (or your spouse feels that way), please listen. There is an alternative.
Let me know what you think in the comments area below.