Clear and honest communication is vital in relationships. Express feelings without fear of judgment, address concerns, and discuss desires openly. Regularly check the relationship's status and address any issues that arise.
Your partner’s trust in you is the result of your behavior towards them over time. So consistently doing what you say and delivering on your promises is a sure way of earning and keeping their trust.
– we trust them enough to be our unfiltered selves around them; and – (2) it’s okay for them to be vulnerable around us too.
Being emotionally supportive could also mean staying up when they pull an all-nighter to meet a deadline. Or going on a short jog with them to ease their anxiety over an upcoming job interview.
Healthy relationships are those where the partners respect and acknowledge each other’s comfort zones – beyond the relationship and away from each other.
If your partner shares the same willingness to uphold the trust, then surely they will try their best to prevent the same mistake from happening again.
– You spend the entire afternoon with your partner. But throughout this time, you were Facetiming with friends, and your partner was on the Xbox. – You have lunch with your partner before you both head back to work.
The other study involved outsiders observing the couples and their levels of gratitude. They noted that thankful partners appeared more connected and attentive to each other than those who expressed appreciation less.
Oxytocin is a chemical produced by your brain. Its primary function is to help women with childbirth, but it’s also known to play an important role in promoting trust and strengthening our bonds with our loved ones.
The more you learn from your relationship setbacks, the better partner you become, and the more intimate and trusting your relationship will be.