There are some fundamental measures of respect that each of us is entitled to in a romantic relationship - expectations that form a baseline for long-term success, and whose absence may doom a couple's prospects. The author finds seven measures to be inalienable:
1. You have the right to your partner's attention.
2. You have the right to a partner who will try to work out your differences.
3: You have the right to a partner who will share the household load.
4. You have the right to honesty about sex
5. You have the right to affection.
6. You have the right to the benefit of the doubt.
7. You have the right to gratitude.
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Rebecca Matthes is a journalist and editor in New York City.
This article was published on Psychology Today, Nov/Dec 2018