Published By: Mumpy Chakraborty

Ways to build trust in a relationship

Trust is the foundation of a relationship and these steps will help you achieve that.

Trust is the basis of all relationships. If you don’t trust the other person there is no meaning to a relationship. Trust is one of the most crucial building blocks of becoming emotionally intimate with someone; it's fundamental for a healthy, close relationship. You need trust to feel secure in what you have and to know that the person on the other side won't dip when things don’t work out your way. You need trust to know that when you are having a moment, they will be there to hold you. You need trust in a relationship to feel safe, embraced, and truly loved. But it is easier to lose trust than to build it back up. And rebuilding it takes time. So it is very important in any relationship to build that kind of trust which doesn't get affected easily. Here are some of the tips that might help you to build trust in your relationship.

Be there for each other when they need you

We tend to build trust in a person when we see that person is supporting us in our worst times. We believe if someone stays with us in our bad times, they will never betray us.  If we validate their feelings and avoid defensiveness, it makes it easy for them to trust us with their emotions. It’s about prioritizing our and their emotional needs and them doing the same for us.

Be honest with each other

Honesty is the best way to build trust. A person who is always lying and doesn't stand by their own words are difficult to believe in and hence impossible to trust. So if you want the relationship to build on the foundation of trust, try to be honest with the other person and also yourself.

Don’t hide your emotions

Showing emotions and vulnerability to the other person gives away a sense of transparency, which helps in trust-building.  If you start hiding your feelings, it will also be difficult for the other person to understand you and a void will be created somewhere or the other way which will result in disbelief and untrust.

Spent quality time

Without spending time, it is very difficult to build trust in a relationship. You have to prioritize the relationship at some point in time and have to invest time and effort in it. And it shouldn’t be one-sided but mutual. Spending time with each other will help both of you to understand each other better which will give rise to trust.

Bring up issues and talk about them

No relationship is perfect, everyone has their shortcomings, but a successful relationship is the one, who shares both the good and the bad things equally.  To make a relationship work and to keep up the trust level it is important to talk about the issues that both of you are facing. Communication is the key to all the solutions, so the more open you are about everything, the better the trust level is.