Trust is EVERYTHING.
There's no doubt that trust is quite possibly the most important quality a relationship can have. Without it, even the strongest love is bound to fall apart.
It can start with little nuances. Maybe he takes just a little bit longer than he used to to text you back. Maybe she doesn't seem to care so much about your fantasy football team anymore. In a strong relationship, you will probably recognize these behaviors as a normal part of settling into more of a routine and relaxed life together. Without trust, however, even the smallest things can seem like a "make or break" situation. While that may be exciting, it's also not healthy.
At times, it can be tempting to stay in these types of relationships. We think that uncertainty and drama is what true love is made of (thanks a lot, Hollywood). But the reality is that in the long run, they will not make you happy.
So what exactly is trust? Why is it so essential for a loving and lasting partnership?
To answer these questions, look no further than the wise words of YourTango Expert, Charles J. Orlando:
"Betrayal is the worst ... and the key to moving past it is to identify what led up to it in the first place." — Charles J. Orlando
"There is only one way to rebuild trust once it has been broken: over time." — Charles J. Orlando
"If you love them and they love you, trust them and don't worry about it. If you don't trust them, what are you doing with them?" — Charles J. Orlando
"Love doesn't hurt. It may sting sometimes, but if it hurts, it's because you have given your trust to the wrong person." — Charles J. Orlando
"Give the person you love your honesty, respect, trust, and passion ... or be prepared to watch from the sidelines while someone else does it." — Charles J. Orlando
"The best way to not need a second chance in a relationship is to be thoughtful enough not to screw up the first one." — Charles J. Orlando
"Trust is a gift. Don't try to exchange it for something else." — Charles J. Orlando
"Trust, respect, humor, spontaneity, passion, love, empathy, and acceptance, minus indifference, equals successful relationship." — Charles J. Orlando
"Trust comes easily when you recognize that the person you love today isn't the same as the people from your past." — Charles J. Orlando
"After years of marriage, I have learned one thing: Trust a woman's intuition before a man's undeniable logic." — Charles J. Orlando
If they break your trust, you might be mature enough to forgive them... but you need to be wise enough to trust them fully until they prove their intentions." — Charles J. Orlando
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