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How to Build Trust in a Relationship

January 3, 2020
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So how do we actually build trust in our relationships? We know that trust is important, but oftentimes we don't know what we need to do in order to actually build trust. The first thing that I like to talk to my patients about is integrity. So when we tell our partners that we're going to do something or we make a promise, it's important to follow through on the things that we say that we're going to do. Living with integrity, speaking with integrity is an important first step in building trust in any relationship. And the second thing is apologizing or acknowledging when we haven't done that. So for example, if we've made a mistake, if we've done something that's harmed the other person - acknowledging that we've made that mistake, apologizing to our partners for doing so, even if it was unintentional and acknowledging any hurt or harm that we might have caused our partners is the second important step in maintaining trust in any relationship.

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