How to Rebuild Trust in a Relationship?

By : Written by our website Oct 24, 2021
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If you ask, what is trust? According to the dictionary, trust is a feeling of confidence in someone that shows you believe they are honest, fair and reliable. It is an essential part of any healthy relationship, particularly in a romantic one. Without it, you and your partner would be prone to falling apart. However, as human beings, we often make mistakes. Sometimes, those mistakes, such as breaking promises, lying, or even worse, cheating, can lead to the loss of trust from our partners. If you are in a similar situation and want to save your relationship, please read the following helpful recommendations on how to rebuild trust in a relationship.

Apologize Sincerely

Rebuilding trust needs effort from both of you. But if you want your partner to forgive you, you must go for the first step – make an apology. Communicate openly with your partner about what has happened. Also, listen to your partner and get to know your partner’s feelings. Do not try to defend yourself when it is clear-cut that you are at fault. Do not try to lie or cover anything further, as that can only make the situation worse. Although sometimes telling the truth hurts, lying can eventually make your relationship irretrievable. Hence, apologizing sincerely is what you should do first if you try to rebuild mutual trust. 

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Keep Your Promise

No matter what mistakes you have made, big or small, as long as you make the promise that you will never do that again, then you must keep it. In addition, you should make your partner feel that he or she is important to you and you are willing to keep your promise to maintain this relationship. Do not try your luck, or suppose that your partner will not find out this time. Besides, do not think things like “This is the last time, and I will not do that again”. When such thoughts arise, think about how do you feel if your partner did the same thing to you.

Change Yourself 

Sometimes, only keeping your promise may not be enough, so you need change yourself to rebuild the trust between you two. If the terrible memory cannot get out of your partner’s mind, he or she may become sensitive. If you make mistakes again, this may remind your partner that you have done the very wrong thing before. If the negative feelings continue to accumulate, your partner may choose to leave in the end. Thus, you would better try to create some new positive impressions, such as sharing more household duties or quitting smoking. 

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