In many relationships, there comes a time when someone breaks the trust of the other person. When this happens it can be a long and hard process to earn that trust back. Linda Esposito LCSW, a contributor writer for Psychology Today, has 10 steps to help restore the trust in relationships:
- Recognize that all humans are comprised of "good" and "bad" parts.
- Accept your unsavory parts and change what you can
- Work on tolerating strong, and intense emotions
- Be conscious of projecting those feelings
- Leave your past betrayals behind
- Manage time
- Know that the world is basically a safe place, and believe in the inherent goodwill of others
- Learn to accept that when someone betrays or compromises your trust, you can withstand uncomfortable feelings of rage
- Forgive yourself for projecting onto others and for lashing out
- Realize others cannot "get" you if you don't get yourself
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