Because I’m new at this blogging stuff, I’ve decided to not yet share The Feisty B with the world. I will, however, share my thoughts on a topic near and dear to my heart: respect.
I recently got together with friends whose company I very much enjoy. Something I don’t enjoy is how the husband of my friend sometimes speaks to her. I find his tone to be extremely condescending and disrespectful at times. He frequently treats her like she’s his servant and is almost bully-like at times. This guy is fun to be around, but he’s beginning to lose his glow as I witness more of his unacceptable behavior toward his wife. They’ve been together a long time and my friend seems to blow off his comments, requests, etc., but it kind of pisses me off. This guy wouldn’t last a week if he treated me that way.
I suppose it’s none of my business. I’m really tempted to talk to my friend, but don’t want things to get weird between us. And this is how I know I’ll probably never get married. I don’t want to dismiss bad behavior for the sake of being in a relationship. I know my friend is bothered by her husband’s demeaning behavior, but she’ll never say anything.
I want – and expect – to be treated with respect. I don’t think that’s too much to ask. I can’t possibly know what happens inside of my friends’ relationships, and if they’re content, then that’s all that matters. Until I meet a guy who treats me the way I want to be treated, it’s the single life for me!