QAfter being hurt badly in a previous relationship, I gave up on dating. Now, I’ve finally found someone I really care about. But even after three years, I still have a hard time trusting him. He lives in another town, and I’m always wondering what he’s doing. My boyfriend says I need to give him more credit. What can I do? Padmaja Hedge, Bangalore
ATrust is a very important part of a relationship. The next is spending productive time together. A relationship has to be built on trust; doubts may lead to jealousy and interpersonal conflict. When you both do not have the opportunity to meet enough to strengthen your bond, it may lead a separation. So, try and meet up often to nurture your bond.