Over a year ago my sons dad and i broke up. I left what i felt was an unhealthy relationship. Over the course of this year i have found him to be more respectful and doing things that he didn't before. I also have this nagging feeling that he is going to come back soon. I am not waiting on him. I am still living my life and having experiences. But my question is how do you know if someone is serious and is willing to respect you after having a relationship that didn't work? and what makes a relationship work?