Do men respect a woman who stands up for herself?

Brittanyroseee
My ex said he doesn’t respect me because i stick around him, and allow him to come back into my life even though he treats me poorly. He is 100% aware of his behaviors but is an addict and has mental health issues. He told me that he would respect me more and would “want” me more if i stood up to him. Wtf? Can someone elaborate
Do men respect a woman who stands up for herself?
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