Trust is the foundation of every great relationship and yet sometimes it can feel difficult to navigate.
I’ve been there, feeling totally clueless about how to build trust. Today I’m sharing with you 3 things I’ve learned along the way about trust that I wish I had known sooner!
1.Trust is built one conversation at a time
For years, I believed I was supposed to trust my husband, simply because he was my husband. However, that is not an authentic trust. That kind of trust is blind and naive.
The reality is that as humans, we can betray each other at any time. So rather than blind trust, we want to build authentic trust. Being present in the moment and having open & honest conversations builds authentic trust. Rather than being assumed, it is built…one conversation at a time.
2. Trust is more about me than the other person
I often found myself asking, ‘Can I trust my husband?’ rather than asking, ‘What do I need to trust my husband?’. It is a small but significant difference. The first question puts all the power on him, but the second question gives me power, responsibility, and a sense of self control.
3. Trust is not either/or – it’s and/with
It’s not about whether I trust my husband or don’t trust my husband. The truth is there are many things I 100% trust him with and others things where I don’t as much. Discovering trust allows me to understand what areas I’m struggling to trust and why. When I begin to look at trust as and/with, intuition becomes my greatest alley in learning to trust.
The more you learn how to communicate with your spouse, the more you are able to grow trust.
And the results can be powerful!
👉 Check out this episode on the Hey Julia Woods Youtube Channel: 3 Things About Trust I Wish I Someone Would Have Told Me
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