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How to build trust in your relationship

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

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Trust is the cornerstone of any working, healthy relationship. Without trust, you don’t have a solid foundation and your relationship could end up crumbling. As you get to know someone and fall in love, trust has to be built. Here are some simple ways to do that.

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Cursive number 1Share your feelings

If you want your partner to be honest with you, you need to be honest with him –- that's the only way you're going to build trust in your relationship. This means being truthful about how you feel, rather than keeping your cards too close to your chest. Sharing intimate details about your life and who you are can bring you and your partner closer, setting the foundation for trust and intimacy. The more you share, the more your partner will share and the more you know about each other, and how you both feel, the closer you'll become.

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Cursive number 2Be open to trust

Trusting someone can be hard, especially if you've been deceived in the past. But it's up to you to open yourself up to trusting someone else in spite of past heartache. This can be a difficult process so just go one day at a time and realize that even though one guy hurt you it doesn't mean every male has a negative streak that's just waiting to rear its ugly head. Being open to trust means being a little bit vulnerable, which can feel strange if you've been closed off to love since your last breakup. Remember:  The more you allow yourself to trust the person you love, the stronger your relationship will be.

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Cursive number 3Trust yourself

Part of building trust in your relationship is being able to trust yourself and your instincts. If you've found someone you love and you want to make the relationship work, trust the fact that the person you're with is right for you and that if something were to go awry you would know (or feel) it. Rather than feeling unsure of yourself or scared to let go and enjoy your new romance, trust that you know what you're doing and can handle whatever happens.

Do you trust your partner? Does he trust you? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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