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Trust No One: Why Is It Hard for Some People to Trust Again?

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Trust No One - Why Is It Hard for Some People to Trust Again

Trust issues are not exclusively linked to childhood experiences, they can really develop during any stage of life. Image: lifehack.org

The Concept of Trust: the firm belief in reliability, truth, ability, or strength of something or someone; is a bit foreign when reclusive secrecy has become the norm. But the fact of the matter is, if we build our walls up too high, we doom ourselves to a fate full of solitude and loneliness.

Early Childhood Development Issues

Children who did not receive consistent attention, nurturing, affection, appropriate discipline, or acceptance during their developing stages are likely to establish issues later on in life; and are likely to struggle with maintaining relationships. This is even more true for children who are exposed to abusive environments, as their view of normalcy in relationships has been permanently skewed.

Traumatic life events during any stage of life including adulthood can seriously hinder the trust spectrum. Occurrences such as theft, illness, or loss of a loved one. This person has been disillusioned, and have to come to terms with new emotions such as loss of control, abandonment, or loss of security.

Read the full story…. lifehack.org


Building Trust: 4 Quality Tips for Having a Trusting Relationship

Monika Hoyt – Relationship Coaching: But what exactly is this ingredient called Trust? According to John Gottman, trust is the tendency to create “win-win” situation, ie “the specific state that exists when you are both willing to change your own behavior” for the other’s benefit. It is the primary antidote to betrayal, which is at the heart of every failing relationship.

Common Forms of Trust Issues

The most common forms of betrayal are not typically about sex, and they’re not even about being extremely unhappy in the primary relationship. It usually starts with negatively comparing our partner with real or imagined others, and turning away from our partner. Over time, the distance created by not turning toward each other can lead to a loneliness that leaves the relationship more and more vulnerable.


More resources:

http://metro.co.uk/2017/04/27/7-people-open-up-about-how-mental-illness-has-affected-their-relationships-6601012/7 people open up about how mental illness has affected their relationships – Metro ‘My mental health issues stem from an abusive childhood, so my relationships are affected massively by that trauma. Mostly, I have a really difficult time learning how to trust and interact with people, because those are things that I didn’t learn …



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-teach-your-child-to-cope-with-anger_us_58f82505e4b081380af518cfHow To Teach Your Child To Cope With Anger – Huffington Post If your child can trust you, she can learn to trust herself and the outer world. … If you notice that your child has relationship problems, is a bully, or tries to hurt herself, others or animals, do consider seeking professional help for both you …



https://www.christiantoday.com/article/trust.issues.how.christians.can.trust.god.and.overcome.the.fear.of.disappointment/107959.htmTrust issues: How Christians can trust God and overcome the fear of disappointment – ChristianToday But here’s the challenge- when God calls us, He rarely calls us to go alone. He often calls us to trust others and to partner with them by building relationship and pursuing unity together. Why is that hard? Because if we were truly honest with …



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