Trust is the foundation on which relationships are built. Be that as it may, there are a lot of storms that are certain to rock every relationship, however, when trust is a dominant factor, it makes every other thing easy.
While it is absolutely normal to want to be fully involved in your partner’s day to day activities, it is equally as important to give them some personal space, as this would let them know you actually trust them. On the other hand, as well, you should get caught up in your own space, as to let your partner doubt his/her trust for you.
The lack of trust in every relationship is a red flag, and most major misunderstandings are based on the level of trust you both have for each other. You may absolutely trust your partner, however, it might be discomforting to know that he/she doesn’t trust you. Here are 5 ways you can tell that your partner trusts you;
Personal Space: This cannot be over-emphasized. A trusting partner would let you have your personal space, and not try to question the need for. While they should be free to have your attention, there should be some boundaries so that you both don’t end up getting on each other’s last nerves, because that would be a total disaster.
Open Communication: A partner that trusts you would always want to have honest and open conversations with you, even on issues that arent quite comfortable. When there is a lull in the level of communication between you two, then its a sign to tell that your partner is probably nursing some assumptions about your actions.
Forgiveness: There are no perfect people in a relationship, hence, misunderstandings are bound to happen. if your partner is not quick to forgive, then he/she probably doesn’t trust you. The willingness to forgive comes with the package.
Confidence: When your partner is scared about you making decisions on your own, then its a sign that you are not being trusted. Trust in relationships, helps to silence the voice of fear, about the actions or inactions of your partner, which is why communication comes in handy.
Stability: Stability in character on the part of your partner shows that he/she is not reacting to every move your make, which shows that he/she trust you, and is willing to go the extra mile.
Love is a choice, and so is trust. When you both agree to be in a relationship, it is a commitment to be rational, and be thoughtful about each other.
Jenny Soul is a passionate relationships expert, dating counselor and sales coach. She is also a songwriter, performer and mum. When she is not writing, she engages in counselling sessions and motivational speeches to young people.