After any breakup or relationship struggles there is a loss of trust in the relationship. For many couples, the relationship was your source of strength. It broke down, and in the process the trust between the two of you was lost. Relationships cannot last without trust. Trust between two partners is one of the main things that makes a couple a couple, and if your relationship lost that trust, you must do whatever it takes to get it back.
You can regain that trust again. Rebuilding trust in a relationship takes time, but if you are willing to put forth the effort, you and your partner will learn to depend on each other like you used to.
Steps for Rebuilding Trust in a Relationship
- Total Honesty
Communication plays a huge role in rebuilding trust. The more you communicate with each other honestly, the more the two of you will trust each other. Losing trust comes from secrecy. Any secret you keep, even if it is not important, makes you appear lest trustworthy. It doesn’t matter if you think it is important. If you keep secrets, whatever they may be, the less trust the two of you will share.
- Time Together
Time together is one of the best ways to start rebuilding trust in a relationship. It accomplishes several things. First, the more time you spend together, the more memories you create. Memories create stronger foundations. In addition, by spending a lot of time together openly and honestly, you decrease the amount of time either partner has to start doubting their partner. Spend as much time together as the two of you can afford.
- Be More Intimate
Being intimate must start with you, but the more you are intimate with your partner, the stronger your relationship will be. Intimacy is not just about your sex life. It is also in how much you let your partner know your deepest secrets, thoughts and problems. It takes a lot of trust to tell someone something intimate. By sharing your intimate thoughts and letting yourself be vulnerable, you show your partner that you trust them. In turn, they will learn to trust you, and the two of you will feel more confident with how you depend on each other.
Rebuilding trust in a relationship takes time. Trust can be fragile, especially in the beginning. You need to be open, spend time with each other, and be more intimate throughout the course of your relationship if you expect the trust you build to last. With time, the two of you will have a strong relationship where trust is no longer an issue.