When we think about trust in a relationship, it’s almost always associated with infidelity. However, there are other experiences that can cause a lack of trust in your relationship. These past experiences or current insecurities can make someone uneasy and closed off in a relationship about their family, friends, career life, body image, childhood, and the list goes on.
But there are also clear signs that show your partner is feeling good about the dynamic that you both have created. So much so, that they don’t have a problem expressing these three actions.
They ask for help.
This is a sign of vulnerability because they are admitting that they don’t know something, or how to do something. It shows that they are willing to rely on you to help them out with judging that you don’t have all the answers. It’s commonly overlooked, but this simple step of asking for help is more of a big deal than couples think. When you both start dating, you want to be your best selves and sometimes that means doing everything yourself and tucking away shortcomings in order to impress the other person. But when your partner feels that they can come to you for help, it should be an amazing feeling to know that they can count on you to show up for them. Even if you don’t know the answers, they have exercised trust, and that’s a major sign of security.
They allow you to have your own friendships.
Your partner doesn’t need to be involved in every aspect of every relationship that you have. And if they respect that space, this shows that they feel they have nothing to worry about. They understand that your friend doesn’t take their place, sometimes you will need separate meet-ups with friends, and friends of the opposite sex are just friends. This sends the signal that they trust that your friends have your best interest at heart, and they aren’t threatened by your outside relationships. Your partner trusts you in this case and is secure in the fact that they are important to you as well.
Apologies shouldn’t be taken lightly, because they can be a sign of vulnerability. It shows that your partner wants to repair your relationship in the hopes that you will extend forgiveness.
It takes a lot for many people to admit that they made a mistake, especially to their significant other. But if your partner is not afraid to say, “I’m sorry,” and acknowledge when he/she has messed up, it shows that they don’t feel that they are less of a person by apologizing. They feel secure enough to know that they don’t have to be perfect at all times. Apologies shouldn’t be taken lightly, because they can be another sign of vulnerability. It shows that your partner wants to repair your relationship in the hopes that you will extend forgiveness.
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