Let me tell you the fact that it starts from affection but it has a deeper meaning.
Sometimes it’s hard to know for sure what you can expect from your partner:
Should he always tell you where he is going?
Should her bf be aware of the closeness with her guy friends?
Should she return every text at the earliest opportunity?
Should he make time to hang out with you every weekend?
Should you split the bill 50-50 every time you go out?
But before you can resolve these specific questions, you need to establish the basics—the things you should ask, with confidence, from every relationship. Following are 8 such “basics” you have a right to expect from every romantic relationship.
Your partner may express this either in words, behavior, or both, but physical affection, such as hugging, kissing, holding hands is especially important in romantic relationships. Your partner should like you as a person, and be able to demonstrate that in a way that reaches you.
A good partner shows respect—for you as a person, and for your boundaries. Although he or she may disagree with you, there’s no name-calling from a respectful partner, even in the name of “just teasing.” A respectful partner knows and admires your strengths, is gracious about your weaknesses.
A considerate partner thinks about how his or her behavior affects you. They don’t have to give you everything you ask for, or do everything you want them to do, but they owe you the courtesy of considering things from your point of view. If a partner doesn’t do this, he or she is treating you like a pet that doesn’t need care or feeding. (And I know you’re not that…because pets can’t read.)
Every relationship is based on sharing at least some time together. It can’t always be helped if your partner has to be away. But if he or she rarely or never has time for you, or consistently rations the time you spend together, you might ask yourself how much more of your own time you’re willing to spend pursuing them.
It’s reasonable to expect your partner to have a greater interest in you than the average person. At least some of your activities, opinions, thoughts, feelings, etc. should hold his or her interest. A partner who isn’t interested in you as a person may be in the relationship just to avoid being alone—and you both deserve better than that.