Treating a woman with respect means:
1. Communicating your feelings
Some men do not appreciate the impact being honest about your feelings with a woman has. Some men actually think that because one time many years ago that they told a woman they loved her that a woman should be satisfied for life without them saying those 3 little words again. I believe that daily is not enough. If you love a woman you should tell her several times a day. At least once verbally and then in a card, note, or other display of affection.
2. Be a good listener
Everyone (but especially women) want to know that you heard and understood what they are saying to you. This is VERY important to them. Listening well will help strengthen your relationship bonds (and not listening well will dissolve them). Focus on her while she speaks and repeat back to her what you heard her say so you will both then be on the same page.
3. Ask her how she feels
Don’t assume everything is ok with her because she is silent. By asking her you will immediately find out exactly how she is feeling and she will then feel better for sharing with you.
4. Be Polite
A Gentleman will not raise his voice or use rude or vulgar language around a woman. This shows the woman you respect her and hold her in a high regard.
5. Be on time
If you cannot make a date you set up, Don’t just fail to show up; call and cancel. This shows the woman that you think her time is valuable. Sure, I understand that you are afraid she will be upset (and she will be; with good reason). Being a Gentleman means you are brave enough to take the heat and you know she will be less upset because you called first than if you fail to call at all.
6. Help around the house
This is simple common courtesy. Both of you contribute to the need to clean. Sharing the house work divides the work in half and gets it done twice as fast. Ignore (as much as is possible) the gender stereotypes of man’s VS. Woman’s jobs. Be willing to do whatever needs to be done (Laundry, dishes, vacuuming, Cat Boxes, whatever). In this way you show her that you respect her efforts and appreciate her help around the house.