Of all the ways that a relationship might go wrong, a lack of trust is perhaps the most insidious. A good relationship is a source of security and confidence, which you can bring with you to every area of your life.
Without trust, every aspect of your life becomes more and more insecure and precarious. The person you are closest to needs to be the person you can rely on most.
The most damaging breach of trust in any relationship is infidelity. The knowledge that your partner has betrayed you has the exact same effect as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Learning to trust your partner again is like getting back behind the wheel after a car accident.
If one or more partner has been unfaithful, then learning to trust again is possible, but it takes work, from both of you.
Restoring broken trust
There are other reasons why you may lack faith in your partner. Spending money behind your back, breaking promises, not being there for you, putting other family members first – all of these can make trust seem impossible. Living together without trust, though, is not a viable option.
If you are suspicious of your partner it will inevitably lead to arguments, but that is not all. Without being able to have confidence in him and her, you may not find your own inner peace. In couples counseling you can begin the journey to a place where your partner is someone you can rely on.
If you believe in your relationship, you need to stand up for it. Take the opportunity to look at your relationship on a deeper level and fix what is causing the issues for you.
You can learn to trust again. For couples therapy and marriage counseling in Brooklyn that can help you take that step, reach out today.
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