Agree On Boundaries.
It is important to establish boundaries with your partner, especially if you are dating. Setting clear and agreed-upon boundaries can alleviate any fears or concerns that may arise during a relationship. It also helps to know what your expectations are in a relationship before you enter one. Ask yourself: What do I want? What am I willing to give up? What am I not willing to give up? Knowing these answers will help you identify when your needs are being met, and when they are not.
Treat each other with respect.
It is important to treat each other with respect, even when you are not on your best day. This can be a hard thing to do, especially if you have anger issues or an inflexible personality. When you feel like lashing out at your partner, take a deep breath and count to ten before responding. If that doesn’t work, go for a walk and come back when you are feeling calmer. You can also use active listening techniques such as repeating what they said, rephrasing what they said to make sure you understand them, asking them questions about their thoughts, and reflecting their feelings. Communicate honestly: Communicating honestly is another way to nourish the roots of trust in your relationship. Listen more than you talk and don’t try to dominate conversations by finishing others’ sentences for them or talking over them.
Get real with one another.
It is important for you and your partner to be honest with each other, even if it means admitting something that hurts or disappoints. If someone is lying or withholding information, they are not really investing themselves in the relationship. This will eventually lead to resentment and a lack of intimacy with the person who is being lied or kept from. In order for a relationship to grow and thrive, both partners need honesty and openness.
Give your partner room to breathe.
It is important for both partners to have their own time, space, and interests. It is not a one-way street; it is a two-way street. If you want your partner to trust you, be there for them when they need it most. Let them know that they can count on you when things get tough. Encourage them when they are doubtful or insecure. Be honest with them about your feelings and desires so that they can trust you as well.
Set aside time for each other.
Schedule time for each other, even if it is only for a few minutes. If you are not sure how much time you should set aside, just start with five minutes and gradually increase the amount each week. You will know when it is enough, because you will feel closer and more connected to your partner. How will you know when this is happening? Do these things together. When partners spend time on activities they both enjoy doing together, they tend to report that they feel better about their relationship than those who spend less time on shared activities. Find new things to do together. Look up local activities or find new interests that both of you can do together as a couple.
Recognize your differences.
No two people are exactly alike and that is what makes relationships so great. There will always be a few differences here and there, but it doesn’t need to feel like a competition. If you recognize your differences and choose to embrace them, you will find it much easier to work with each other’s strengths and weaknesses. When you accept one another as is, trust can grow and flourish. Share your dreams. It is important to talk about goals and desires when you are trying to build trust in a relationship. Not only does this help strengthen communication, it also helps both parties have something tangible to hold onto when things get rough.
Create an atmosphere where it’s safe to be yourself.
It is important that you create an atmosphere where it is safe to be yourself. This means giving your partner space and not trying to control them. It also means being honest with yourself and others, sharing your feelings, acknowledging your mistakes, and being mindful of how your behavior affects other people.
Trust is built over time by respecting one another’s boundaries, honoring each other’s decisions, communicating clearly, and showing compassion when there are disagreements or hurt feelings.