In the past I had horrible problems in relationships. Now I am completely happy with the man I am with because he respects and loves me. The main reason I had problems in the past is because they did not respect me and they believed they were "above" me. I had one ex that would actually degrade me so much that I started to believe what he was saying about me. If you feel like you are being mistreated, or if they make you feel badly, then maybe you should reconsider the relationship. I know that I wish I had.