A healthy and happy relationship after marriage is usually not a cakewalk. Staying with a person once the honeymoon phase is over can get taxing as they show their bad sides and we ours. Normally couples take each other for granted but if in that process the partners do not respect each other; then it can get very difficult to be happy in the relationship. If you are facing a situation in which your wife disrespects you daily, then you have come to the right place. We are going to help you get acquainted with the signs of disrespect from your wife’s side and how to deal with it suitably.
8 Signs Your Wife Disrespects You
In married life, your wife and you must respect each other equally. Respect is perhaps the most important aspect of a relationship. If you are the one who is getting disrespected and thinking that your wife will change eventually, then maybe you are wrong. Until and unless you know the signs of lost respect in the relationship, you will neither be able to help your wife improve nor will be able to salvage your relationship. Let us quickly go through the 8 signs of disrespect and later on move on to the ways to deal with a disrespectful wife. Also, she may be manipulative too. That can mess you up big time.
1. Making fun of you is her favourite pastime
Whenever your wife meets her friends or family members and makes fun of you in your presence, it means she is not respecting you enough. If she does this sometimes, then it might be tolerated. However, if she gets into the habit of cracking jokes on how you look, how you speak, how you sleep, etc. in front of others, then it is a sign of disrespect. She has got into the habit of publicly insulting you and it should not be okay with you.
Such disrespect from your wife is also emotionally draining. You could feel depressed and even isolate yourself a good deal at times.
2. She tends to complain a lot
No matter what you do, your wife does not seem to get satisfied or happy. It is as if nothing you do is good for her. She is always nagging you to become a better person and complaining about things that should not even matter in the first place. It is just her way of bothering you and disrespecting you as a person. But there are ways you can deal with a nagging wife and you must if you are getting very harassed.
3. Your wife fails to listen to you
Since she has lost respect for you, it is very much possible that she does not even have the courtesy to listen to you. Your wife will give excuses to avoid talking to you. She may even Stonewall you on some instances. On the other hand, if you do find her and want to share something important with her, she will remain distracted. What you do or say does not matter to her any more and she fails to give you attention. This is an absolute sign she disrespects you.
4. She shuns her responsibilities
A disrespectful wife will not make any efforts to share the responsibilities of family life with you. Whenever you will try to approach her regarding her responsibilities, she will cook up some defence.
She might also shamelessly shun her duties because she hardly cares about you or anyone’s opinion now.
5. Your wife keeps secrets from you
After marriage, you both are supposed to know about each other’s lives completely. Both of you are expected to share not only your dreams but also your failures with each other. However, if your wife keeps secrets from you about her personal life and you get to know about them from someone else, do pay heed to this sign.
6. She blatantly flirts with others in front of you
The fact that she is married to you does not stop her from flirting or becoming romantic with others and that too right in front of you. This means that your feelings no longer matter to her any more and mind you, this is highly disrespectful in any relationship.
7. She is no longer your support system
Your wife is expected to always stand by your side and act as your backbone in good as well as bad times. Even you are expected to do the same. However, if she does not support you or help you in times of need, then it means she is breaking the promise of together and forever.
8. Your wife becomes physically distant from you
If you try to make any physical contact with your wife, then she will probably keep a distance from you and avoid you. This is because she disrespects you and doesn’t care about your sexual desires and needs any more. She might even turn into a rude spouse when it comes to rejecting your sexual advances.
The moment you realise that your wife is no longer showing you the respect you deserve in the relationship, you must take appropriate action to save your marriage. At the right time, talk to your wife and try to know what the issues between the two of you are so that accordingly, you both can find a solution together.
By Geoffrey Oguguo