In a relationship, trust is the prime foundation that solidifies a bond between two people. People may think that love would keep two people together, but love alone does not make relationships last. Love is sometimes linked to jealousy, and jealousy leads to mistrust.
With so much at stake, be it emotions, finances, children or future goal, there needs to be implicit trust for love to fully develop. Building trust in a relationship takes hard work and commitment, and it requires listening to each other and communicating your needs Here are some advice that we can provide you when it comes to that.
Be honest to your partner – Trust requires honesty above all else. Any amount of lying would destroy your trust towards one another. Once you have built that trust, you have done something magical.
Open your communications – Try not to hold back when talking with your partner. At the same time, you should not hold back what you want to say to him or her. Be forward about your needs and expectations. Let your partner know what you’re going to do, and then do it.
Listen – Along with open communication comes better listening. You need to listen what your partner has to say, thereby understanding each other. Trust relies on understanding each other’s personalities, flaws, and strengths. It also makes your partner feel safe about you.
Do not control your partner – Don’t try to “make” your partner into somebody else. Making someone you supposedly love do or be anything isn’t love at all. You cannot expect your partner to trust you when you are trying to control him or her. Remember that you are not supposed to fall in love with a carbon copy of yourself.
Respect your partner’s flaws – If you love one thing about your partner’s personality but hated another, then that is your choice. You may judge the behavior of another in any way that we choose to, but we cannot enforce our opinions on them. If your sense of controlling your partner still emanates, then it’s probably not love after all.
Be supportive of each other – Building a relationship is like a creating a team. In order for a team to function properly, both members should be able to complement each other. One’s flaw can be covered by the partner’s strength, and vice versa.
Use jealousy in a positive manner – Jealousy is often the central concern when it comes to trust in relationships. You can’t build trust if you are constantly out with your ex or spending a lot of time apart from your partner whom you are trying to build trust with. In order to combat the negative effects of jealousy, listen and communicate each other’s feelings without overlooking how someone else might feel.