Building Trust in Relationships Helpful Hints and Tips
Building trust in relationships may be easier for some and harder for others. Building trust often depends on the social makeup of each partner, their beliefs and morals.
What often hurts a relationship is when one partner doesn't tell the other partner something that they believe may hurt the other. In other words, not being straight up and honest.
The question is not whether you should tell your partner about something that you know they would not approve, but whether you should even do it in the first place.
Open Up And Talk
Open communication is another very important aspect of building trust in a relationship.
If there is anything that is bothering you, or if you feel that there is anything dissatisfying your partner, you need to try to openly talk about it.
If the problem is concealed and stays unresolved for a long period of time, it may also lead to a loss of trust.
Don't Be So Controlling
Another thing that often harms relationships is the overwhelming control by someone.
If one partner constantly tries to control another by dictating what to do and what not to, it will often result in a rebellion in the form of alienation, withdrawal, secrets and deceit.
If you're not being honest with someone, why should you expect someone to be honest with you? Treat others just as you'd like to be treated.
Being honest and open with your partner is the best policy and hopefully you'll receive the same policy.
When I was a little younger I used to see this young lady and we used to talk about building trust in relationships all the time and in most cases she used to start the conversation.
But for some reason, she wasn't really practicing what she was preaching. I started second guessing her trust when one of a few things started to happen.
I'll give you an example. On a couple occasions when I called her on the phone, someone used to pick up the phone on her end but no one would say anything.
They would sit there for a few seconds then hang up. I'd call back and they'd do it again. Of course I thought that was odd. So when it happened a couple times, I started to question her about it.
My lady love acted like she didn't know what I was talking about. So to make a long story short, I felt something was amiss. As time went on I was right. So I had to make adjustments.
Just that little situation is what started me second guessing my trust for her and it didn't feel good. Building trust in relationships is important.
Pay attention to what's going on and if something gets your attention in a certain way, I recommend you speak on it immediately.
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