Relationships. What is more important than our relationships with others? Without the ability to share our lives, everything else is meaningless.
When two people choose to share their lives together with each other, then it is very important for them to build up trust in their partnership. Both partners need to share the same values. There are many ways to build up such a mutual reliance:
1. Make sure your words and actions are coherent with each other. Keep your promises. For example, if you say that you will be home at a certain time, make every effort to do so. Do not take such assurances lightly, for these are the things upon which trust is built. If you must be late, then at least call and explain why.
2. Always be truthful, no matter how difficult it may be. Lies can destroy the fabric of any relationship, all the way from friendship through marriage. Although honesty isn't always the easiest option, it is the safest. Your partner will be far more likely to trust you if he or she knows you always tell the truth.
This includes your relationships with others. For example, if your partner hears you telling lies to others, even white lies, it could make it more difficult for him or her to trust in your word.
3. Avoid keeping secrets in your relationship. This does not mean that you must always tell your boyfriend or girlfriend your deepest, most innermost thoughts and feelings, but if you see that your relationship is becoming more serious, it is important to get the relevant facts about yourself out in the open.
4. If you expect your partner to have trust in you, you must have trust in them as well. If you text them morning, afternoon and evening asking about their whereabouts, your suspicion is likely to be reciprocated.
5. Be realistic. Everybody has issues in their relationship, even those people who have been happily married for years. Being part of a committed couple means that you must accept the good times along with the bad. If you fail to show loyalty at the first sign of trouble, your partner will be unlikely to trust you.
6. Finally, trust in yourself as well. You must be able to rely on yourself and trust in your own ability to make the right decisions before you can fully trust anyone else. Understand your own goals and aspirations, as this will help you to establish a meaningful relationship with your significant other. If you have a strongly defined sense of values, you're far more likely to trust someone else and attract those with similar values.
It is always a difficult situation when one partner in a relationship gets involved in an affair. Under such circumstances, rebuilding trust in the relationship can be difficult. Of course, marriages can survive affairs, but the person who has been involved in such an affair will have to be prepared to re-earn his or her partner's trust.
Strong relationships are built on a strong foundation, and the strongest foundation is mutual trust and respect. Building a relationship on such a foundation will greatly increase your chances of success.