What is your strategy to build trust in a relationship?
It can take time to build trust. And while it can be hard to trust someone, especially if someone in the past broke your trust. It’s not fair to blame your current partner for something someone else did. Here are some ways to help build trust:
Be reliable: Would they be there for you if you needed your partner to listen to you because you were having a bad day or if you needed a ride home from school? Would you be there for them?
Respect boundaries: When you tell your partner that something makes you uncomfortable, do they respect that? Does it go both ways?
Be honest: Does your partner tell you how they feel instead of just giving you the silent treatment? Do you tell your partner how you feel and try to talk things through? If you made a mistake, would you tell your partner? Would your partner tell you?
Walk the walk, don’t just talk the talk: Do what you say and say what you mean.
Source: New York Gov. (The link opens in a new window)
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