It’s common to assume some level of trust in a new relationship but sometimes that trust is misplaced or misunderstood. Before you can build trust, you have to understand what it means to you and your partner. Take the time to understand what your partner is looking for in a relationship and make sure your needs are also expressed. When you begin there, building trust becomes much easier. To help you take the next steps.
Earn your trust:
Trust is not a thing that readily available in any relationship. You need to earn it by taking care of your behavior and actions. When we stop taking trust for granted and make it a priority, we will be conscious of our actions and the perceptions of those actions to our partner.
Clear your doubts:
If you have any doubts about your relationship talk to your partner about them instead of hesitating to ask them.
Forgive each other:
when your spouse owns up his/her mistake, be humble enough to forgive. Don’t hold on to past fights, let go, accept, and make the most of ‘now’. Trusting each other doesn’t mean mistakes won’t happen ever but if it happens to be forgiving. Letting go of the mistakes, accepting the apology and moving on builds a trust based on truth and love
When your spouse is talking to you, listen actively and without judging. They will also listen to you when you talk. This habit lays the foundation for establishing trust
Talk openly and honestly and make sure that you discuss important things in person instead of texting or talking on the phone. Messages can be misinterpreted. Talking face-to-face is easier as you can understand each other’s intentions, emotions, and body language. Effective communication is an important element in building trust
Keep your promises:
When you make a promise make sure you stick to it. Don’t make promises just for the sake of keeping your partner happy because breaking a promise is one the easiest ways to breach trust. Keep your promises about little things as important as you keep your promises about the big things
Know your partner’s tastes and hobbies. Show your genuine interest by being inquisitive, ask questions, and learn from them. If your spouse gets the vibes of your sincerity, you will earn their trust.
Admit your mistakes:
It’s natural to make mistakes, but owning them is not easy. The first thing on your agenda of building trust is to admit your mistakes. Don’t try to cover up your mistakes; the situation becomes messier if you do so. Repentance shows that you want to build trust.
Judge less love more:
Don’t criticize or judge your partner. Instead, put forth your opinions in a constructive way with the intention of helping your partner grow. Respect each other’s differences without judging. Before you can trust, you must respect each other and your differences without judgment.
Support each other:
Being supportive is a given in any relationship. When you support your partner, they would want to try new things and are not hesitant to take up risks because they know that they can fall back on you for support.