A wife is not just a partner in marriage, but also a companion, confidante, and a source of unconditional love and support. She’s the one who stands by her man through thick and thin, providing support and encouragement when he needs it the most. But it’s not just about what a wife does; it’s also about who she is. Respecting your wife is not just a moral obligation, but also an integral part of maintaining a healthy and fulfilling relationship.
Shivani Misri Sadhoo, Delhi’s top marriage counselor shares tips and tricks on how to respect your beloved wife.
Lend your ear: Listening to your wife without judgment and interruption shows her that you value her opinion and respect her as a person. It fosters open communication and resolves conflicts and promotes mutual understanding.
Don’t yell at her: Yelling at your wife can be hurtful and disrespectful. It can also be intimidating and create a negative environment. Instead, communicate calmly and respectfully even when you disagree. This will reduce stress and create a more harmonious relationship.
Be honest: Honesty is the cornerstone of any relationship. If you really respect your wife, tell her the truth no matter what. Honesty builds trust, promotes open communication, and fosters emotional safety.
Treat her as your partner in every aspect: Don’t hold yourself above her, nor put her on a pedestal. Instead, stand side by side, holding hands as you navigate the ups and downs of life. Recognize that her strengths complement yours and that together, you are stronger than apart. Remember, respect is not just about saying the right words or performing grand gestures; it’s about consistently showing her that you value her as an equal, both in public and in private.
Celebrate her success: When your wife achieves something, celebrate her success. Whether it’s a work-related achievement or a personal goal, acknowledge her hard work and dedication. Showing appreciation for her successes helps to build her self-esteem, and lets her know that you are proud of her.
Be supportive: Offer your wife emotional and practical support in everything she does. Be there for her when she needs a shoulder to cry on or a cheerleader to encourage her.
Show affection: A simple gesture like a hug, a kiss, or holding hands can go a long way in showing your wife that you love and respect her.
Surprise her: Surprise your wife with thoughtful gestures like a love note, a thoughtful gift, or a special meal. These unexpected acts of kindness show your wife that you care and are thinking of her.
Lend a helping hand: Pitch in with household chores and share the workload with your wife. This shows that you value her time and appreciate her efforts in keeping the home running smoothly.
Show appreciation: Express gratitude for the things your wife does for you, no matter how small they may seem. Let her know that you notice and value her efforts.
Decision-making: Involving your wife in the decision-making process, valuing her opinion and ideas, and giving her a say in the decisions that affect both of you is one of the best ways to show respect. This not only demonstrates that you value her opinion, but it also helps to create a sense of equality in the relationship.
These are just some of the ways to show respect for your wife. Respecting your wife is a daily commitment to building a strong, loving, and fulfilling relationship that will stand the test of time. So, don’t hesitate to show your wife the respect and love she deserves, and watch how your relationship blossoms and thrives in the garden of your life.
Shivani Misri Sadhoo is an internationally recommended relationship Counsellor by world’s biggest and most trusted study and research-based foundation for couples therapy – Gottman Institute. She is trained on specialised key relationship counselling Skills from AIIMS, VIMHANS and various other reputed institutions. Counselor Shivani Misri Sadhoo, is also Certified for Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
Counsellor Shivani Misri Sadhoo is also a Certified Neuro Linguistic Practitioner with specialised training and experience in the field of affairs/betrayals, trust issues, difficulty communicating, conflicting values, bereavement, grief and loss (affairs, separation, divorce, childhood) and emotional health issue (anxiety, social anxiety, fear, depression, low mood).
Currently, Shivani Misri Sadhoo is one of the top counsellors with the HIGHEST Success Rate with over 17,000 happy couples and individuals (based in India and abroad), who has benefited from her therapy. Psychologist and Counselor Shivani Misri Sadhoo not only practice independently from her clinic in Greater Kailash, Delhi, India but also listed on the panel of eminent hospitals like IBS Hospital – Institute of Brain & Spine, Express Clinic, Fortis (formerly) based in Delhi.