The way you project your future partner before people matters a lot, it determines the level of respect they will apportion to him/her. Respect doesn’t just start in marriage, it starts from courtship.
There are some uncouth words that shouldn’t be used when addressing the person you intend to marry in public, some information should be peculiar only to you.
Sometimes I wonder how a grown-up man will be sharing some vital information about his woman to his friends, this is a woman you intend to marry, you’re just belittling her before your friends.
Your whole family knows that she’s a dirty girl because your mouth has broadcasted it, and you still expect them to respect her!
You call her stupid before your mom and dad when you should be protecting her and making her look the best before them.
The magnitude of respect you demand for your partner is determined by the way you project him/her.
My woman is the best before my friends, she’s honoured before my parents, I cannot downgrade her or speak evil of her, my family must respect her because it started from me.
How you project him before your family and friends will determine if he’s respected by them.