How to build trust in a relationship – Jacques Joyeaux

November 13, 2013 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Life Coaching Articles


How to build trust in a relationship

Trust is the keystone of any effective functioning, healthy relationship. Without trust, there isn’t a solid foundation and the relationship can break apart. Therefore, as you get to know someone and fall in love with him, trust needs to be built. So here you have some really simple ways to do that.

#1.- SHARE YOUR FEELINGS WITH YOUR PARTNER If you want your partner to be honest with you, then you need to be honest with him first. There is no other way to build trust in your relationship but through honesty. This means sharing intimate details about your life and who you are and being truthful about how you feel. When you do this, it brings you and your partner closer, and it sets the basis for trust and intimacy. The more you share, the more your partner will share and the more you know about each other, and how you both feel, the closer you’ll become.

#2.- BE OPEN TO TRUST HIM Trusting someone can be hard, especially when you have been hurted and deceived in the past. But in order to move forward in your current relationship, you need to let go your past and open up yourself to trust in your partner. I know that this can be a very difficult and even overwhelming process so just take it one day at a time and realize that even though men have hurt you in the past; it doesn’t mean that your current partner or any other men in your life will. Being open to trust means being vulnerable, which is something we have discussed already in a previous newsletter.

#3.- ALLOW YOURSELF TO TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS Part of building trust in your relationship means relying on yourself and your instincts. If you have found someone you love and you want to make that relationship work, take a leap of faith and believe that the person you are with is the right person for you and that if something were to go wrong you would know or even feel it. So before feeling unsure of yourself or scared to let go your past and inhibitions and the things that are holding you back from enjoying your relationship, give yourself a chance and trust that you know exactly what you are doing and that you can handle whatever happens.

Just remember: The more you allow yourself to trust the person you love, the stronger your relationship will be.

To your happily ever after!