Often when I see clients trust is something that has seemed to dissolve in their major relationships. Infidelity is often a major reason trust is broken in relationships but it’s not the only reason. It could be that your spouse made a life changing financial decision without consulting you. Perhaps your best friend stabbed you in the back. It could also be that you took something valuable from a family member, lied to your partner, or broke promises to your kids…. Trust is something that we take for granted but once its lost it takes a lot to get back on track.
If you have broken trust with someone who is valuable to you, what can we do? Below are some tips on things we can do to rebuild trust that may have been damaged:
Trust is something that takes a moment to lose but could be a lifetime to rebuild…. Take active measures with your relationships to make sure that the latter does not have to be the case.
The saying goes “You Can’t Pick Your Family”. Our friends are selected by us based on similarities and common interests. But the same can’t be true for our siblings.
It’s been so bewildering lately. Society is more polarized than ever. From sports to patriotism to children, there seem to be subjective views on how society, as a whole, should behave.
The word “friend” is not a word that is thrown around lightly. To have a friend means you have someone you count on and share a certain level of comfort/trust. Friendships evolve over many arenas: school, neighborhoods, jobs, other parents, etc.. the list of ways to meet people is endless, but the group honored to be considered a friend is a cherished few.
In high school I was very active in the English Department. I wrote for the school newspaper, was involved in the yearbook, and was part of a special group that were focused on journalism as a college track. As I enrolled in college I found that journalism and English seemed to call me and my first year was spent enrolled in these programs. It wasn't until my first Introduction to Psychology class that I realized the value of mental wellness and eventually changed my academic journey to focus on the science of the mind.
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