Dear everyone, there is a common misconception.
People often confuse the words Respect and Understanding together. To roughly define these words (in this context), Understanding things, is when you, on a personal level, understand how a person feels, whereas Respect is when you don’t understand, but still respect the persons wishes.
An example: I love hugging people, and I have a friend who also loves hugging people!! But sometimes, they do not like getting hugs. I Understand always wanting hugs, but I don’t Understand NOT wanting hugs. I Respect that they do not always want hugs.
Understanding something and Respecting something are two different things, so try not to confuse them!!