Cheating or lying will definitely cause you to lose the trust of your significant other. It will also trigger feelings of anger, disappointment, and sadness.
Depending on whether the person that had their trust broken is the man or the woman in the relationship will lead to far different reactions.
Women tend to be more forgiving. (I’m not saying this is the right way to be, in fact, it often leads to a cycle of repeated behavior especially if the woman forgave the man for cheating.)
On the other hand, most men find it hard to forgive and forget, especially when infidelity is involved.
So the question is: How do you rebuild trust once it’s broken?
Fortunately, there is hope if you are willing to work to regain your boyfriend or husband’s trust.
I won’t lie to you, these tips might work, and then again, they might not. A lot of it depends on your boyfriend’s character, personality, expectations, and the type of relationship you had before the mistake that shattered the trust.
However, if you love him and really want your relationship to work it is definitely worth a try.
To begin rebuilding trust, let’s start with one of the primary building blocks of all trusting relationships.
Keeping your word.
You want to know how to rebuild trust?
Well, this is the first step.
No procrastinating, no delays, no forgetting about your promises and commitments.
If it is your turn to pick up the groceries and make dinner for your evening date, do it. If you need to help your boyfriend choose a new suit for a big meeting, accompany him and don’t make excuses. Become as reliable as you can. Mean what you say, and say what you mean. Being straightforward and highly reliable over the long run should help you rebuild trust.
Of course, there are more severe cases when you have done something so terribly wrong that it is going to take a lot more than minor changes in your behavior to rebuild a trusting relationship with your boyfriend or husband.
In that case, it will be a long-term battle against things like telling the truth in the simplest matter and being looked at suspiciously by your partner.
Keep in mind that trust is something that is built over time, the fresher the betrayal, the more intensely he will harbor those feelings of suspicion and negativity. This will definitely frustrate you, and there will be times when you are angry and feel like your efforts won’t pay off, but through it, all make sure you still…
Support him when he needs you.
If he suffers a crisis at work or any other stressful situation, you will be given the opportunity to show your full trust, commitment, affection, sensitivity, and leadership if needed.
Take matters into your own hands, help him get over his problems, offer advice, let him know you are there for him.
This should help him see you in a new light. Just this alone can often mend broken trust and relationships.
Rebuild trust by taking baby steps.
The little things matter. Show him you are trustworthy, and that your mistake was only a one time error by keeping your word from now on, and by continuing to be the caring woman he fell in love with.
Again, success depends on the severity of your regrettable deed, the degree of love and affection your boyfriend or husband has for you, the type of experiences you have been through together, and the type of effort you are both willing to put into it. There will be rough patches. Try to remember that rebuilding trust is hard, but often not impossible.
If you follow these 3 steps over time, you should be able to rebuild trust with your partner if he’s willing to accept it.
I have to warn you, though. Not all broken relationships are fixable. Sometimes a person will never forgive and forget, and it’s best to just move on, give yourself time to heal, and search for happiness elsewhere.
If that’s the case, let this relationship be a life lesson. When someone trusts you, it is a gift, and sometimes once you lose it, people aren’t willing to give it back.
I wish you all the best.
Until next time ladies.