How To Build Trust In Your Relationship

May 25 09:31 2008 Steve J Carter Print This Article

This is going to sound like a cliché, and rightfully so, but trust is the cornerstone of every relationship. Without it, a relationship is full of misery and doomed to fail.

This is going to sound like a cliché,Guest Posting and rightfully so, but trust is the cornerstone of every relationship. Without it, a relationship is full of misery and doomed to fail. With extramarital affairs, divorce and failed relationships becoming more and more prevalent in today's society, many people are becoming reluctant to place their faith in their partners. They view their partners with suspicion, while questioning their every word.

However, there are ways to build trust, and all is not lost. By using these three simple tips, you can build the trust you need in your relationship.

1) Keep your word. Wow, I'm imagining the surprise registering across your face at this moment. How profound a statement was that? It sounds easy, but many people are unable to do this simple thing. Some people are liars by nature, and others want to please their partners so badly, that they say they are going to do something without actually having the means to do it.

It's simple; if you say you're going to do something, be somewhere or anything else for that matter, try to keep your word. If you do this the majority of the time, your partner will notice, and trust will grow. Even if you make a promise to someone who isn't your partner, keep your word. It will become a habit, and soon you'll be known to be a person of integrity.

2) Show you care. Don't be afraid to show your emotions. It's easier to show someone trust, if you know they care about your feelings and you care about theirs. Would you place your trust in someone who is cold? Would you be quick to trust someone who was going to laugh, belittle or demean you when you make a mistake?

Show your partner how much they mean to you every day if possible. Show them how important their feelings are, and they'll return the favor by placing their trust in you.

3) Show your trust in them first. Jealousy can be a powerful thing, but you shouldn't give in to it. Show your partner you trust them, and they'll probably do the same. Nobody likes to feel like they're being controlled, and if you're continually jealous and over-bearing, your partner is going to start to wonder why. Trust must be built on trust. Both people in the relationship must be willing to trust the other, so why not let that trust start with you?


Trust is a fragile thing. Once broken, it's hard to get back. Yet in every relationship, the bond that trust can create is a wonderful thing, and worth the risk it involves. Once you find that special someone, who understands you and loves you for who you truly are, you must do everything in your power to keep his or her trust close to your heart.

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