What Do Loving Behaviors Look Like?

In today’s post, I want to discuss something that is very much needed because whether we realize it or not, the behaviors that others have toward us and the treatment that we allow from others can affect our well-being in a very indirect way. So in today’s post, I would like to discuss what are some behaviors and treatments that you NEED to allow because these are loving behaviors- the ONLY behaviors that you need to allow.

There are many ways in which someone can mistreat us that goes beyond verbal, physical, mental and emotional abuse. It is the following behaviors that you need to be aware of and mindful because it is the “small” things that are not so small which can eat up and chip away your self-esteem without you even realizing it. Mistreatment can come in the form of disrespect of space, self, time and keeping things in a superficial level. The problem with the last thing I wrote, “keeping things in a superficial level” is that this doesn’t allow for a deeper, more meaningful bond which is what provides nutrients to our soul.

So now that I wrote some of the things that are forms of mistreatment, I would like to write about its opposite. Loving behaviors from others come in the form of being respectful of who you are. What I mean with this is that the person doesn’t judge you for being who you are. The person truly accepts you for who you are. The person sees your value as a human being and treats you like so. The person makes you feel comfortable and good about who you are. Being around that person feels like a very nutritious meal that feels satisfying and healthy. It is with those kinds of people that you should be cultivating relationships with.

Loving behaviors from others come in the form of them respecting your time. People that want to be in your life don’t ask to be in your life, they just are. These are people that make the time to be with you and spend time with you. When they do spend time with you, you are not their plan B, you are their plan A. These are people that when they say they will contact you to see you, they do so. These are not people that keep you hanging, on the contrary, they want to make sure that you have set the time aside to be with them. They are mindful of your time to leave you hanging and not let you know of your plans together.

Loving behaviors from others come in the form of respecting your space. They respect the fact that you need time for you. You need time to cultivate you. You need your space to center yourself and for you to be right with you. They respect the fact that you have your own ways and that those ways are to be respected. For instance, perhaps in the morning you are not much of a talker because you need time to wake up. The person respects that about you that they are not just thinking about how they function that they invade that space of yours of you needed some time to wake up a bit. This is just an example to illustrate what I mean with space and this is just one form of space. Space can be defined in other ways as well.

For the purpose of this blog, I will break down this topic into different blog posts just so I don’t make this blog post very long. There are many ways to show loving behaviors that this in and of itself can become a chapter rather than a blog post. I just wanted to show you in a general sense what loving behaviors look like because these are the ONLY behaviors that we all need to be accepting from others. Accepting anything less than this only chips your self-esteem and self-concept, reducing you to believing that others can treat you however way they want and subconsciously placing you in the category of being an “option”. You are NOT an option, therefore, don’t ever reduce yourself to anyone treating you this way.

With today’s post, I want to encourage you to pay attention to the way others are treating you. How are you allowing others to treat you? If those in your personal space are not showing loving behaviors, it’s time to reconsider and do some spring cleaning of relationships in your life.

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4 thoughts on “What Do Loving Behaviors Look Like?

  1. At the beginning of a relationship, there’s much that happens automatically. It’s usually called romance, or the honeymoon phase of a relationship.

    Many people think that love should not require any effort—it should just magically happen. In truth, love requires regular refinement of basic relationship skills—skills such as listening with understanding, expressing feelings with kindness, and resolving conflict without lapsing into criticism.

  2. And what if the unloving, disrespectful person is your own mother!? How do you deal with that? I’ve been trying my whole life to figure it out , I’ve tried everything and nothing works. Nothing. I feel such a deep sense of sadness. For her, for me and for us and what could’ve been…

    • Hello Angie and thank you so much for sharing this. I can only imagine this is hard for you. Please know that in this case, she is coming from a place of hurt. Not that this helps her change but you knowing this will help you understand her and know not to take her way of being personal. In this case, it is very important not to take what others do personal because it is a must to remember that we only reflect what we feel and think about ourselves. Have compassion but don’t expect her to change. Just be the best version of you that you can be. Be loving toward yourself because at the end of the day, the one relationship you will always have until the end is your relationship with yourself. Depending on how your relationship with your mom makes you feel, then you would have to decrease your time with her or increase the time that you spend with those who truly love and respect you. This can help offset how this relationship makes you feel. Please know that she is coming from a hurting place. Please don’t take what she does personally as she is reflecting how she feels inside. Know that you are a loving, beautiful human being worthy of love and that there are those around you who truly love you. I hope these words help and should you want to talk in private, you are more than welcome to email me. I thank you so much for sharing this since I’m sure others feel the same way.

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