7 Simple Ways to Overcome Trust Issues ...

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Finding ways to overcome trust issues in new or existing relationships isn't always easy.

After all, you've been betrayed before and you don't want it to happen again.2

Don't worry, there are ways to overcome trust issues and build happy relationships again.

With a little work, you will be able to trust those around you and not be weighed down by always shutting everyone out.

1. Study Actions

One of the best ways to overcome trust issues is to study the actions of others.

Often times, we're hurt because we believed in promises that never came true.2

Maybe someone promised to be faithful, but cheated.

Before giving your full trust to someone, study their actions.

Do their actions match their words?

Gradually, you'll be able to quickly tell who you can and can't trust.

2. Consider Everyone Equal

Everyone hasn't hurt you;

only a select few.

When you meet someone, don't immediately decide they can't be trusted.2

Instead, start any conversation with someone new with an open mind.

You can be cautious, but don't push them away because you don't trust them.

Keep the conversation casual until you feel more comfortable sharing more.

Think of everyone as a blank slate, not an enemy.

3. Ask Questions

If someone's treated you badly in the past, ask them why they did it.

Sometimes we feel as if there's something wrong with us.

It helps to understand why a person betrayed you.

Maybe they honestly didn't mean to or if they did, at least you'll know why they did it.

The more you understand past hurts, the easier it is to recognize the traits of untrustworthy people in the future.

4. Gather Information

Your friend might not trust someone, but it doesn't mean that person can't be trusted.

Before you judge someone, take the time to gather information.

Talk to other people and get multiple opinions.

Talk to the person in question and ask them about certain situations or things they've done.

Having a well-rounded view of a person will help you clearly decide whether you can trust someone or not.

Take Things Slow
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