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{November 4, 2010}   Importance of trust in a serious relationship

By – Nidarshana SharmaImportance of Trust

Trust is what the entire world depends on. You trust your family, friends and even a cab driver to drop you off to your destination safely. Trust is omnipresent and a part and parcel of every relationship. As children, we used to trust our loved ones blindly. Our innocence was often exploited by our elders in fooling us or hoodwinking us. As we grow older, our innocence and blind faith gives way to suspicions and misconceptions.

Today, trust has become an obscure feeling. Nobody trusts anybody. People have become opportunistic and selfish because of which even those who truly are trustworthy are not being trusted. This spells doom for the future generations as they might just not what trust is.

Off late, divorce rates have been skyrocketing because of problems of insecurity and lack of trust in relationships and marriages.

Trust in each other gives strength and vitality to our relationships. It gives us inner happiness, which is priceless. It brings joy all around and life appears brighter and brighter .Its fragrance spreads far and wide. Trust keeps us in a positive mental framework. When you trust each other you feel self-confident. The feeling of believing others is electrifying .It not only provides sense of security but provides us new zeal to fight the vagaries of life. Trusting each other gives us a sense of deep bonding. It signifies that we are united to fight the battles ahead. Trust is a synonym for warmth in our relationships.

But sometimes, one incident is enough to rip the relationship apart. It sows the seeds of mistrust in our relationship. It could also be baseless misunderstanding or miscommunication. But these can have serious impact on our relationships. Though neither party is at fault, there is a possibility that one wrongly assumes that the other is not to be trusted. Soon, we start behaving mechanically, like robots. We live in constant fear. We stop confiding in others and start living in our shell. A relationship built on trust is dynamic and progressive, but when the trust is gone, the relationship begins to decay.

How can be build trust? Firstly, we must be honest and open with our loved ones. If there is something that has to shared, then share it. For people to trust you, you must be capable of being trusted. Don’t be too judgmental and opinionated. Be mature in your thoughts. Never let ego destroy your relationships with others. If you are at fault, then apologize. It is okay to apologize even if you are not mistaken. It just means that you value the relationship more than your ego. Make conscious efforts to know your partner well. Understand his/her qualities and traits and accept them. Try to weed out negative feelings like jealousy, hatred, disrespect etc. Overcome the habit of finding fault with others because nobody is perfect. Only if you are pure and open from within then you can perceive the others in a similar way.

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