Trust Issues in Relationship
Trust is a fundamental human experience, necessary for society to function and for any person to be relatively happy. Without it, fear rules. Everyone has uncertainty about whom to trust, how much to trust, when not to trust, and so forth at one time or another.
In fact, every day we make choices about whom and how much to trust, and sometimes we trust more and sometimes less. Judgments about when and whom to trust help keep us alive!
Do I Have Trust Issues? Common Signs and Symptoms
Here are some possible signs of when a trust issue is a trust “issue”:
1. A total lack of intimacy or friendship due to mistrust
2. Several intensely dramatic and stormy relationships in a row or at once
3. Racing thoughts of suspicion or anxiety about friends and family
4. Belief that others are deceptive and malevolent, without real evidence
How to Increase Your Trust Level
1. Be truthful to your partner. Findings have shown that people who don’t keep secrets are not worried about other people’s openness to them. People who hide things are often of the believe that others too are hiding something.
2. Forgive your past and the people there. If you hold on to past betrayals and fail to forgive those people, you won’t be able to move on with your own life.
3. Build your relationship on something stronger than love and that is faith. Have faith in your partner and do things in common that would build your trust.
4. Don’t listen to gossips. Don’t listen to heresays about your partner or any other persons for that matter, ‘cos even if it is not about yours, chances are that you would be worried about yours too.
5. Be confident in yourself. Most people with trust issues are actually people with low self-esteem. When you are sure of yourself, you would be sure of keeping your partner all things being equal.
God bless your relationship and stay blessed.