Trust can be one of the hardest things to fully achieve in a relationship. Even if you know deep down that your partner cares for and respects you, trust isn't always easy to give — especially if you've been scorned before. It takes serious work to achieve total relationship trust, and for those who have managed to get there: What's your secret?! If you're wondering if your relationship is full of trust, or if you and your partner are on the right path, I reached out several relationship experts for their take on what a real trusting relationship looks like.
First, it's important to understand what trust really is. "Trust is a feeling that expresses your fundamental sense of peace and comfort about humans' most basic fear: being abandoned," Dr. LeslieBeth Wish, licensed clinical psychotherapist, relationship expert, and author of the Training Your Love Intuitiontells Elite Daily. "Trust means you can bare your soul, your flaws, and your doubts about yourself — without worrying that your partner will leave you or cheat on you."
"Trusting your partner allows you to feel safe and warm," Wish explains. "After all, what's the point of being with someone who does not make you feel that way?" Hard agree.