14. wILL IT CHANGE? If we react to abusive speech or behaviour with more abuse, aren’t we feeding the cycle of abuse? The right to respect is a universal human right and no one ‘deserves’ to lose that right. Being respectful is choosing to ‘be the change’. It‘s choosing to stop being part of the problem. Always be respectful and disrespect will stop with you. Respect yourself. Respect your partner. Respect the rights of others.