Want to know the secret of a lasting love connection? Start with lessons learned from partnerships that didn’t last. That’s the advice of seasoned family law attorney Dennis Vetrano. The Dutchess County, New York lawyer shares patterns he’s observed over 20 years of working with splitting couples in his podcast, The DRV Law Show and to his 400K TikTok followers.
In response to an overall cultural shift away from cooperation and toward social media-induced silo’ing, Vetrano’s message is simple: “We have to work a little harder on relationships.” But in today’s era of gaslighting, divorce prep as marital glue and love mapping, how can a person know for sure if something is unhealthy, or simply a necessary if uncomfortable sign of growth? Our advice: Start by upholding the basics, like mutual respect. How to tell if you even have that? We asked Vetrano for the warning signs. Here, five signs your partner doesn’t respect you…and what to do if you spot them.