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Trusting your other half

I’m still working on the new theme. It’s taking a longer time to finish. I just couldn’t get the designs to look crafty enough; the angle is wrong, the colours don’t match, and above all, I lack the inspiration to continue. So I guess I’ll stick with the current theme a little longer, perhaps for ‘nother couple of weeks?

The other day I was listening to the university’s radio transmission and I was intrigued with the topic discussed: trust as key to a happy relationship.

Personally, I think trust is everything in a relationship. Relationship begins with trust in each other. Putting your trust on another person means you are opening up yourself to the other person, showing that you have faith in the person.
When you begin to trust someone, you are exposing some of your vulnerabilities to the other person. We, naturally, do not want people to take advantage on us, which is why we live behind a barrier to protect ourselves. But by tearing down this barrier, we are actually giving the opportunity to others to know us better and subsequently, building a relationship.

Trust is the foundation on which a relationship is built. If you don’t trust a person, howsoever you may love him/her, your relationship will not survive, because you have no trust in him/her. In fact, a trust is kind of a glue that holds a relationship together. You trust the person enough to know he/she will remain faithful and loyal to you even if you are a 1000 miles apart. You can say that trust is actually one aspect, or key, to a healthy and long-term relationship. 🙂

Trust is important in a way that you know you can confide in your partner about your secrets, problems or worries comfortably because you know they will not betray your trust and your secrets are safe with them. Conversely, be a trustworthy person, that way your partner will appreciate you better.

In a relationship, be it a romantic or casual, trusting each other means you can rely on each other in times of joy and pain. And because of this, you will appreciate your partner more and relationship will bloom even more.

To quote what Leon always tell me: “do not give your partner a reason to doubt you. Once the trust is gone, you can’t get it back.” Not that easily anyway.

So in short, trust is the first thing you build in a relationship, it’s also the one that keeps the relationship going, and it’s also the one that will help the relationship through to the end. It’s EVERYTHING.

But of course, there is more to building a relationship: components of love, forgiveness and commitment are equally as important.

Question for you guys:
How much do you trust your significant other?