Trust is a vital trait for a relationship to succeed; without trust, a relationship might falter easily. And trust can’t be won just at the wave of your hands, it’s won only after certain traits and characters are shown after a period of time.
Also, the worst part is that it takes time to win a person’s trust, and trust can as well be lost at the snap of a finger with just one mistake.
Every person in a relationship ought to strive to win their partner’s trust — it’s worth it. These tips would help win your partner’s trust.
1. TRY TO KEEP YOUR PROMISES
People don’t know this, but not keeping your promises can actually make your partner hold back from trusting you. Never make a promise that you can’t keep. When you promise your partner a dinner date, try as much as possible to make time for it. Consistently breaking your promises would definitely make your partner have no trust in what you say.
Respect is an essential relationship quality, and when you respect your partner, you’re believable — and you would easily win your partner’s trust.
However, when you don’t have respect for your partner, you tend to do things that would hurt your partner. Disrespecting your partner can kill your partner’s trust for you, your love and even the relationship.
3. BE HONEST
There is no better trait that would make you a trustworthy partner than honesty. Honesty is a charming quality that totally wipes away anything that could cause distrust; with honesty, you become more transparent to your partner.
4. BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR YOUR MISTAKES
If you make mistakes, admit it, apologise and try not to repeat it again. Such a character would make your partner endeared to you.
5. DON’T USE YOUR PARTNER’S VULNERABILITY AGAINST THEM
When you avoid using your partner’s flaws, mistakes and vulnerability against them, but rather accept them completely, your partner would feel safe with you and trust you the more.
6. AVOID UNNECESSARY SECRECY
Secrecy is what would bring distrust to your relationship; secrecy breeds jealousy, unnecessary suspicion and rivalry… and when these three exists, your partner would never trust you.
It’s really important to gain your partner’s trust in a relationship; the more your partner trusts you, the more the relationship grows.