Thank you so much for your interest in The Insight, by Sheba. I hope you enjoyed this week’s blogs about “Trust in Relationships.”
Next week’s topic will be “Strengths of Wisdom and Knowledge.”
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- We each say “I love you” for different reasons. The miscommunication begins when we assume the other person is or is not using those words for the same reasons we have decided to either use them or not. Trust is a complex concept especially as it applies to romantic relationships. Take your time, let trust grow and commit to the relationship when you think you can put forth 100 percent. Only after you have committed will you be able to trust the words your partner chooses.
- We perceive trust in the same manner we give trust. A person who has difficulty trusting others may struggle with accepting trust from others. Conversely, a trusting individual may not understand mistrust from others. Be mindful of your own misconceptions regarding self-worth and other’s perceptions of you. A person’s perception of self-worth becomes his or her reality. Approach the concept of trust in relationships with an open mind and look at each situation as a new experience.
- Promises are not and should never be considered a “quick fix” to minor setbacks in relationships. The language you choose to use has meaning. It affects your credibility and reflects how much you care. Take pride in the words you use and stand by them. Your relationship becomes stronger when you both honor and respect your promises to one another.
- Perhaps we do not consciously measure an individual’s self-control when determining whether or not they are worthy of our trust, but the self-control they exhibit certainly influences our decisions. Be mindful of someone’s outgoing impulsive nature and recognize that he or she may in fact be both trustworthy and spontaneous.
The Insight— Love and commitment, however they manifest, both require one thing to succeed: trust. Trust is fragile and strong, limiting and liberating. Be mindful of the words you use and the people you choose to trust. We each use different methods to weigh the costs and benefits of giving out our trust. Though past experiences may shape these methods, we must always remember that each new relationship is an opportunity for a newer, better experience.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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