Well, that would depend.
If my other half did something wrong "for me", like hurt someone else, or stole, I certainly wouldn't respect that, as those are not respectible things for anyone to do.
I might appreciate the fact that, in his mind, he thought he was doing something to protect me, but that wouldn't make me respect it.
I'd have to have enough respect for myself to let that person know not to do those things, since it was diminishing my respect for him.
If someone had to steal food for their children, I could respect that they felt they had to act that way. But I'd also realize they may have been able to make a better choice to feed them.