How to trust again
Have you experienced dishonesty in a relationship? Learn how to build bridges and restore trust with your loved ones through our expert advice
‘If we can face the truth we can learn and start to move on’
Have you been betrayed by someone close to you? Whether it’s a partner, close friend or relative, deceit can have a damaging impact on any relationship. It’s not always easy, but with the right input it is possible to overcome and establish a happier, more honest relationship.
“One of the first steps to re-building trust is to review what’s gone wrong and why,” says Hayley Bystram, Matchmaker and founder of Bowes-Lyon Partnership (www.bowes-lyonpartnership.co.uk). Was the person who has lost your trust aware this would be the consequence of their actions? If not, then both parties need to be explicit about their expectations and lay down some ground rules. Sometimes we realise it was just a simple misunderstanding – or that we’re simply not compatible.