If you trust someone, you trust them regardless of who they spend time with or where they go.You trust that, even if someone else wanted to hurt your relationship, your partner wouldn’t let that happen.Even if you’ve been hurt before, that’s not an excuse for checking up on your new partner or demanding that they prove their trustworthiness to you.As we’ve said, trust is a choice, and building on that trust within a relationship takes time.Do they show compassion and genuinely care about you?
If you’re struggling with this, taking time to work through it, maybe with a counselor or therapist, could be very helpful in regaining trust in yourself and your ability to trust others.
Of course, in a healthy relationship it’s important for partners to trust and be trusted, to open up and be vulnerable with each other.
Trust can’t be built if only one partner is willing to do this and the other isn’t. So, as your relationship progresses, ask yourself: We’re not just talking about being there physically, but emotionally, too. Are they sensitive to your problems, worries and fears?
Each person in a relationship demonstrates their trustworthiness through consistency in their actions.
The first behaviors you look at might be relatively small, like showing up for dates at agreed-upon times.
You can trust someone whether they’re right next to you or a long distance away.