Building and retaining trust is critical to achieve long-lasting relationships, epecially romantic or close ones. Unfortunately, it's not uncommon that many people suppose that trust is self-emerging through time, hence, do not pay enough attention to bring it up. This does not work in most case since a deep relationship with absolute trust only exists when people do intend to grow it. But how can you do this?
Get To Know What Is Important
The first place you start in building trust is with honesty about who each of you are. You both have to have the confidence in your own feelings, your own values and your principles to want to share them with each other. This of course means having discussions over time about these things. The very fact that there is a willingness to have these discussions is enough to start the ball rolling with regards to building trust.
How exactly do you go about having these discussions? What do you even say or not say? Well, a good approach to take is to be sure to explain why certain things are important to you. Why you feel a certain way about certain things. What experiences have led you to have these feelings and why it is important to your own happiness that these are reflected in how you live your life.
Communicate, Communicate, Communicate
Taking time to explain the reasons for the importance of these principles to you, helps to give authenticity to your expressions and your feelings. Moreover, you start to lay the groundwork for connecting points in your relationship. The other party will start to recognize issues or points of interest that are intriguing or important to them.
Having had these discussions, it is important that your actions reflect the principles that best define who you are. So it is advisable that those life principles that are important to you are followed up by actions to demonstrate that this is more than just talk. This an extremely important step in the trust building process and should never be ignored.
Trust building in a relationship is of course hard word, but it can be done with a systematic and conscious approach that results in a stronger and more lasting relationship.