Whilst part of trust is simply taking your partner’s word, the following signs you can trust your partner can make it easier to know you’re in a loving and stable partnership. This is the basis of further building a more intimate relationship together.
Conversation feels natural: A good liar knows that fibbers supposedly can’t look you in the eye, so a deceitful partner might overcompensate by looking you straight in the eye. When someone’s telling the truth, they don’t have to be so dramatic. If being trustworthy, people are casual and direct.
She goes out of her way to put you at ease: Accept your partner’s gestures of faithfulness if you’ve been feeling insecure. For instance, if you feel threatened about her attractive business partner but she offers to introduce you to him, she’s going out of your way to prioritize your relationship.
He admits when he’s wrong: Admitting small screw-ups, like when your partner put the wrong type of gas in the car shows that he’s willing to be honest and trusts you when he’s vulnerable. On the other hand, an apology shows the desire to build trust in a relationship.
She gushes about details of the day: A partner with nothing to hide will give you consistent stories that don’t have big gaps of information. There’s trust if they’re willing to talk about things, sometimes share additional details, and have no hesitations.
He looks for excuses to touch you: Sex isn’t the only sign of physical intimacy in a relationship. Holding your hand and giving you a kiss in the morning show that you have a deep connection and that there’s trust in a relationship. Coming behind you to give you a hug when you’re cooking is intimacy. It’s not just the sexual act of sex, it’s those little things that lead to a physical and emotional intimate relationship.
She lets you do the talking: Sitting in silence while you’re venting about your bad day shows that your partner respects your feelings. If you’re the one doing the listening, try not to let the silence make you uncomfortable. When she’s let out her feelings, ask if there’s anything you can do to help rather than immediately volunteering your advice.
She hands you her phone while she’s driving: You shouldn’t go snooping through your partner’s messages when she’s not there, but if she hands you her phone without being prompted, you’ll know she has nothing to hide.
He drops everything to talk to you: Turning around from doing the dishes or resisting the urge to get up for a glass of water during a discussion are good indicators that he cares about what you’re saying. Closed-off body language like crossing your arms are putting your hands on your hips could do the opposite and tell your partner you’re not interested. Even if that guarded position is just a comfortable stance for you, try to keep your body language open to show you’re listening.
She shares all her feelings: Being honest about all her thoughts and feelings is one of the biggest signs you can trust your partner. Just because your partner doesn’t immediately jump to tell you her thoughts doesn’t mean she isn’t willing to share. Talking helps some people process their emotions, but other people need alone time to sort out their feelings. Even if it takes a couple hours (or even a couple days) for your partner to open, that emotional discussion shows a deep level of trust in a relationship.
His questions don’t feel like an interrogation: Often, though not always, people get suspicious of a partner because they can imagine themselves creating the problems, they accuse their partner of. If there’s trust in a relationship, he won’t give off those skeptical vibes. You show support by displaying that you do, in fact, believe and trust that person by taking their words at face value, not grilling them. Wholehearted acceptance of what that person is saying or asking follow-up questions that show interest in what happened as opposed to what did or did not happen show trust.
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