Building trust within a relationship (with pictures)

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Building trust within a relationship (with pictures)
Building trust within a relationship (with pictures)

The happiest, most satisfying relationships are built on a foundation of implicit trust. If you want your relationship to be all it can be, you both need to learn to create this kind of trust. Most couples only think of not cheating when they think of trust, but in principle there is much more to it…


Part 1 of 3: Maintaining mutual core values ​​within a relationship

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Step 1. Stay faithful

If a partner is not loyal, a relationship quickly becomes unworkable. People can recover from an affair, but usually need professional help. Make a commitment to be faithful and stick to it. If you are not happy in the relationship, seek guidance and not a part-time lover.

  • If you are faithful to someone, it means that you are faithful on all levels. This means physically but also emotionally. Some people think it's okay to make intimate connections because they're just spending time with another person without anything else happening; But that's not true. It will eventually lead to problems in your relationship.
  • Be as clear as possible about appropriate boundaries. What is appropriate varies from culture to culture, and often also depends on one's age. But it all comes down to understanding what is respectful, clear, and not awkward to ask of a romantic relationship.

    • For example, going out with someone once is not a permanent relationship. If a person asks you out on a date, make sure it's clear; it can feel awkward if a woman isn't quite sure whether she's in a restaurant as a date or as a regular girlfriend.
    • Make it clear whether you consider a sexual relationship to be casual or more serious. Some people find relationships that involve "quickies" or "friends with benefits" fine. Others see sexual relations as a special, profound emotional act with someone they have a committed relationship with.
    • There is a wide range of behaviors within a relationship that are considered "commitment", from traditional marriage and "cohabitation" to the more radical "open relationships" and polyamory. A person looking for a traditional marriage may be disappointed if the intended partner is looking for something different.
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Step 2. Give your partner space and encourage kindness

Trust is built in an atmosphere of safety and security. The cycle of hurting each other, verbally or physically, and then rejecting the other person creates a lot of fear that undermines trust. Trying to control your partner's every move is also another type of mistrust, so make sure you don't cling to your loved one in a possessive way. That will only push the him or her away from you.

If your romantic partner wants to spend different time with friends, try to be at peace with that. However, you can always talk about what is acceptable behavior and what is not. For example, if your partner tells you that he or she wants to go to a dance with friends, and you feel uncomfortable about it, that's something to talk about (both in this case and for the future) so that it doesn't always happen. occurs again

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Step 3. Love your partner without any ulterior motives

Both of you will need to be sure that the other loves you for who you are, and not for any other reason. That could be family, your money or your looks, or even the fear of being alone. Make sure you're with your partner for the right reasons.

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Step 4. Make your relationship a top priority

It happens all too easily to take each other for granted and ignore each other. Try not to put all your energy and time into other people or activities. Keep your priorities clear. If your relationship is important to you, make sure it stays at the top of your list.

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Step 5. Don't let the other down

Misunderstandings, conflicts and anger will arise. However, allow disagreements and the careful expression of anger to occur without creating separation anxiety. So don't ever threaten to leave.

Part 2 of 3: Building trust on your part

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Step 1. Stick to your routine

A lot of people believe that constantly switching things up guarantees a good relationship. In other words, he or she is always planning something new to surprise the other. While surprises are nice from time to time, stability and uniformity are much more important within a relationship. Uniformity sounds boring, but you have to be somewhat predictable to make things workable in the long run. Predictability builds trust.

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Step 2. Be reliable

Trust is just another way of saying you can trust someone. You trust that your partner will do certain things no matter what. This trust creates security within a relationship. Make sure your partner can always count on you.

If you say you'll be home by 5:00 PM, do so, or at least let the other person know that something came up. The most important factor here is consistency. If 4 times out of 5 you just come home when you want and don't bother calling, that's a strong indicator that your needs are more important to you than your partner. A happy, successful relationship is when both parties make an effort to stick to agreements

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Step 3. Mean what you say

Your partner can read your face better than anyone else. If you're lying or trying to hide true feelings by not saying what's on your mind, he or she will notice. The person might even think you cheated. When the person knows that he or she can trust anything that comes out of your mouth without hesitation, you build an unwavering bond.

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Step 4. Tell the truth

Keep nothing hidden, nothing should be kept secret from the other. Sooner or later the truth will come out, and the consequences of not being completely honest with the other person will ruin the trust and your relationship.

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Step 5. Tell the other what your real feelings are

Too many people never let their partners know what they really need. Don't let your partner have to wonder or guess what to do for you. It is essential that both partners adhere to this. If only one partner takes care of the other, it's a big thing that one feels stifled in the relationship, or the other feels neglected. Both scenarios are not good.

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Step 6. Say no every now and then

It's good to listen to your partner's needs and always try to meet them, but sometimes it's just as valuable to say no. You can't do everything all the time, and you will actually build respect from the other person if you refuse to do something every now and then. Standing up for something and enforcing your own will can actually improve the trust between you.

Part 3 of 3: Fostering confidence in your partner

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Step 1. Believe in your partner's ability

In other words, if you're convinced that your partner isn't competent at some of the things he or she does, then your trust isn't solid. If this is the case, then you need to be honest with him or her about those issues, in an honest and loving way. This will allow you to process this and continue to trust each other.

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Step 2. Trust your partner

How can your partner trust you when you don't trust him or her? Trust takes two people, and without the other person building trust too, this is like a fish without water.

This is where you have the opportunity to practice vulnerability. Trusting another person often comes down to how you feel inside. In other words, if you tend to get insecure about things, it can negatively affect your relationship. You have every reason to trust the other person until the person actually does something that makes it clear that trust is not warranted

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Step 3. Give the other person the benefit of the doubt

An indicator of trust issues is the tendency to think the worst in every possible situation. Just because your partner doesn't answer the phone doesn't mean the person is cheating on you. When you trust your partner, it means you give him or her the benefit of the doubt. Everyone deserves a chance to explain an issue before coming to a conclusion. Only then can it be considered objectively.

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Step 4. Stay off your partner's phone

Do either (or both of you) have passwords on the mobile? If so, this could be a sign of trust issues. Privacy matters, it doesn't mean your phone should be protected like Fort Knox. If there is a genuine trusting relationship, the other person will respect your privacy, even if he or she has access to your phone. But the bigger problem is when you feel like the person calling your partner is a threat to your relationship; in that case, there are obvious trust issues that need to be addressed.

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Step 5. Give your partner self-determination in his or her life

Often in trust issues, there will be a desire to control everything the other person does and with whom. It's easy to be territorial and feel threatened by everyone. However, trust is about believing in the other person and giving that person free rein. When you trust someone, it also means you have confidence in yourself, which promotes healthier relationships in the long run.


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