Welcome to the second installment on how to build trust with romantic and platonic partners. The most important thing is to have good intentions. Be a trustworthy person. Have a genuine desire to build a meaningful connection. Never start a relationship with any kind of mistruth and expect to be forgiven later.
Take time to make decisions and think before acting too quickly
Only make commitments that you are happy to agree to. Have the courage to say “no,” even when it disappoints someone. If you agree to something and cannot follow through, everyone involved is worse off.
Value the relationships that you have—and do not take them for granted
Trust often results from consistency. We tend to have the most trust in people who are there for us consistently through good times and bad. Regularly showing someone that you are there for them is an effective way to build trust.
“Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair.” – Author Unknown
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