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What trust means in a relationship

Updated on December 7, 2012
Patience and communication are key.
Patience and communication are key.
Trust alittle and build it up from there.
Trust alittle and build it up from there.
This is so true.
This is so true.

Trust in a new relationship

Trust is one of the key components in building a relationship. While most people know trust is built over a period of time. You can't just start a new relationship trusting your partner, but you also can't go into your relationship without trust. When entering a relationship with someone make sure you know them. Sometimes we think we know someone, but they can turn out different. I know it's hard to tell if someone is wearing a mask. This is where we trust on faith because if your partner hasn't wronged you for you to distrust them, then why not go on faith alone.

Now it's easy to walk away from something good; when you have been wronged in the past. Finding trust within your relationship can be hard when your trust has been broken too many times. Although it seems logical to be skeptical about your new relationship. Especially when your trust has been broken in the past, but you can't put your new partner on trial because of your last partner. Having walls up is not a bad thing, but eventually you will have to let them down with your new partner. If you don't feel like you can go into a new relationship with a 100% trust. Then, try going in with some trust and build your trust from there with your new partner.

Trust in your relationship

Trust that is already established in a relationship. Shows your partner and you have devoted themselves to one another. When this trust is broken it almost seems unforgivable. If you can't trust someone; you can't be in a healthy relationship. Now when it is broken whether it be cheating, stealing, and more. It can be repaired and if you feel it can't then you simply should leave your current relationship. If you forgive your partner for something they have done; you are already taking a step into rebuilding your trust. I know this will take time and trust is never rebuilt back to 100%.

Forgiving your partner is just the first step. Also, by forgiving your partner; you shouldn't throw what they have done to you, back in their face all the time. Now after you forgive you partner, you two just have to really work on rebuilding the trust together. You can try talking more, doing more things together and really communicating. In this time when your trust is broken it is very important to keep communicating and not shutting down. Communication is another key component in a relationship and it will be very important when your trust is broken. Your partner and you will have to work on rebuilding it together. You can't expect only the other side to work on it and change even if they were the cause. You also have to work on yourself.

When it is discovered that trust is broken. Instead of flipping out, sit down with your partner and have a long discussion on why this has happened. Then, try like a day or two away to really think to yourself. Don't give up on your relationship right away. If you have to adjust and do date nights and more time together then go for it. Trust can be rebuilt you just have to find what works for you. If all else fails leave the relationship and really work on yourself because jumping from one relationship won't fix what happened to you in your last.

These are just some things, if you have things to add I'd love to hear them.

:) Megan


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      3 years ago

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      mike monares 

      3 years ago

      girlfriend problem

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      melony Talley 

      4 years ago

      Help me with my relationship

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      5 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

      Thanks and I'm glad it has helped.

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      5 years ago

      Wow, what a great article. Its healping with my homework on what trust is in a relationship especially.

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      5 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

      Thank you, and yes it is earned. Also thanks for the follow; I will be following you back.

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      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Trust is something you have to earn just like respect. It's hard to build but could be ruined in an instant. I agree with you, a good relationship doesn't just happen overnight. It has to be developed over time and with patience from both parties.

      Good hub with valuable points for a better and improved relationship.



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