Overcome trust issues and build a secure bond. Learn how to let go of past hurt and betrayal to create a strong foundation in your new relationship.
Discover the five pillars of trust and understand what it takes to establish trust in a relationship. Move forward with confidence and love.
Is the person you are in a relationship with an open book? Are you an open book with this person?
Everyone needs at least one person who you are completely transparent with, someone you can reveal the truth of your humanity, and with whom there can be an exchange about the truth of the good, the bad, and the ugly of who you both are.
Foster responsiveness in your relationship by sharing your true feelings and seeking feedback from your trusted partner. Build a safe space for open and non-judgmental communication.
Create a reciprocal dynamic of sensitive responsiveness to strengthen transparency and build confidence in your relationship. Prioritize understanding and support for each other's needs.
In your most trusted relationships, you need to hear the other person respond to you with compassionate understanding. When you don't feel understood, you will shut down and stop sharing.
The truth is that few people really do understand who you are. As a result, you have to be discerning about how you open up with people who don't know the big picture of your life.
Trustworthy relationships are safe. They will protect the sacredness of your deepest secrets. They will never use your words against you.
If you're married, they will be careful not to form emotional or physically intimate relationships with others. They will stand up for you and offer help when you're in need. They will nurture and protect your children.