What does respect look like?
Think about all the different situations in life where you have to get along with others – how do you know if there’s respect in your relationship?
I'm being disrespected... what can I do?
Sometimes we find ourselves not feeling respected by other people, including our family or friends.
While it’s not always possible to change somebody and make them respect you, there are some things you can try:
Show people what respect looks like by being respectful yourself
Communicate clearly – they may not realise how you feel
Set some boundaries/stand up for yourself
Spend time with people who are respectful and make you feel safe
Tell the person what they are doing isn’t ok and be specific
Talk to somebody you trust like a parent, teacher, or counsellor
Try to understand their point of view
Give that person a chance to change their behaviour toward you
It’s ok to end friendships with people if they can’t be respectful and you don’t feel safe around them
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