In a relationship of respect, your task is to understand the other person as a unique individual and learn how to mesh your needs with his or hers and help that person achieve what he or she wants to achieve.
If you find trust of this magnitude in life then you are lucky.
Also you can always count on them to protect through all if not most of lifes perils.
I have seen kids whose parents loved them enormously—as indexed by the affection and praise showered upon the kids—but didn’t seem to respect them.
The parents were so attached that they couldn’t let go and they paid little attention to their children’s real needs, wishes, and ideas.
For example, she might ask, “What is a quadratic equation used for?
” So, back to the question, did my parents love me? It’s a positively valenced term used for things that we feel attached to and fond of..pass_color_to_child_links a.u-inline.u-margin-left--xs.u-margin-right--sm.u-padding-left--xs.u-padding-right--xs.u-absolute.u-absolute--center.u-width--100.u-flex-align-self--center.u-flex-justify--between.u-serif-font-main--regular.js-wf-loaded .u-serif-font-main--regular.amp-page .u-serif-font-main--regular.u-border-radius--ellipse.u-hover-bg--black-transparent.web_page .u-hover-bg--black-transparent:hover. Content Header .feed_item_answer_user.js-wf-loaded . You might want to define love in such a way that it includes respect, and includes the ability to let go, in which case I would have to agree with you that love trumps everything.But if we define the terms in such a way that love can exist without respect, and respect can exist without love, then I would say that bliss lies in the combination of the two, but if I had to settle for just one or the other I would choose respect.I think this applies as much to parent-child relationships as to husband-wife relationships.Love brings bliss to both types of relationships, but only if tempered by respect.Trust is important because if you don't trust someone then they are not available.And usually you will know it very early on in any budding relationship. It is useful, I think, to compare and contrast parent-child relationships with husband-wife relationships.In both of these, respect is absolutely essential for the relationship to work.