“It takes awhile before a guy can respect a woman,” my ex said. “Women always seem to demand respect upfront, but the truth is, when a man sees a woman, he predominantly think of only one thing — sex.”
“It’s only after some time passes and they’re still around that they start respecting a woman,” he concluded.
“How long does that usually take?” I curiously asked.
“On average, around six months to a year,” he answered. “For example, with my ex, I didn’t start respecting her till half a year after I met her.”
“With you, when we first met, I must admit, I only saw you as a sexy companion,” he offered. “But now, I’m starting to respect you for who you are.”
And in the background, I can hear Mike laughing…
Shut up Mike.
Regardless, I’m resolved to get my respect back. I’ve been more adamant on what I want and don’t want and won’t take gruff from other people.
And I think it’s working — In my organization, my confidence has increased and people are now listening to what I have to say. I have to do more work with regards to my relationships, but at least, I’m getting there.
Whether or not I have my ex’s respect is not important at this point.
What’s more important is that I respect myself.
So c’est la vie!