How does trust impact your relationship?
Trust can have many definitions. It can mean that I have confidence in your ability to treat me with kindness, respect and mutual regard.
Acts that promote trust can include:
- Sharing the things that you do throughout the day.
- Including me in intimate parts of your life such as your personal thoughts and feelings.
- Sticking to your word.
- Being honest and showing up.
When working with couples, I find that their must a conversation about trust. What does trust me to you? What does trust mean to your partner? After you have created the definiont, continue to develop a foundation around it. Connect and grow with your partner in a way that opens the doors to identify how life experiences have impacted the definion of trust.
Below are 3 key areas to explore as you journey forward and build trust and connection.
Define What Trust Means to You:
Start with “What does trust mean to me?”
How can you expect yourself to trust someone else if you are struggling to trust yourself? Everything has a starting point. With trust, it starts with you.
Ask yourself “Can I trust myself?” If so, “Why?”
Create a list of why you can trust yourself. Allow this list to define what trust means.
Where Do The Trust Issues Come From?
Have you ever wondered why you simply have a hard time trusting others?
It can be a difficult question to answer. Trust is often linked to experiences and interactions. The link can be found in areas such as history of abuse, social rejection, self-esteem, and other phases of life.
Start with the question, “where do my trust issues come from?”