Trust is an indispensable ingredient in building and maintaining a healthy marriage. Trusting one another is one of the most important elements of your relationship, and a crucial element of any lifetime commitment. Without trust, the quality of your relationship will deteriorate.
If there is no trust in a relationship, such relationship cam never work. While guys should be trying to earn your trust, they also need to know that you aren’t constantly suspicious of their moves. As a good and responsible woman, Below are some ways that you can show your boyfriend that you trust him;
1. Don’t Treat Him Like a Kid
Boyfriends aren’t toddlers. They don’t require constant supervision and there is no need to follow him everywhere your boyfriend everywhere he goes. There’s a good different between wanting to spend time together and always wanting to be around him because you don’t trust him, and you need to find where that line is.
2. Never Touch His Phone
Dating someone doesn’t give you a right to look through someone’s phone. Even if you’re living together, you shouldn’t be doing that without his permission. He has a right to keep his phone calls, texts, and emails private. Maybe you can do it without him noticing, but that doesn’t make it right. There’s also no way of knowing for sure that he hasn’t figured out what you’re up to. If he suspects even a little, it signals a lack of trust in the relationship.
3. Don’t Hide/Lock Your Phone
On the other end of the spectrum, you can’t make it seem like you’re going out of your way to keep him away from your phone. That’s not a good idea if you want to have a trusting relationship. You have to trust that your boyfriend won’t snoop even if you leave it out in the open all the time. Believe me, he’ll notice if you always have your phone under lock and key, and he’ll know that you don’t trust him.
4. Let Him Make Plans
This sounds simple but it can be a good way to show him that you trust him. For example, if you’re going out to dinner, let him pick the restaurant. If you go to the movies, allow him to pick what you see. To be fair, you’ll always want to add the line, “Pick something we’ll both like.” However, if you let him make these kinds of decisions, it’ll show him that you trust his judgment.
5. Free Him
If you guys spend the night apart, don’t be the girlfriend who’s always “checking in.” It’s OK to send a text or two letting him know you miss him, but don’t be constantly calling or texting him to check up on what he’s doing. Also, if you go to a party together, don’t force him to stay by your side all night. Also, boyfriends aren’t dogs—you can let them roam free in public without a leash. If you give him a little freedom, he’ll know that you trust him and your relationship will be better because of it.
6. Believe Him
When your boyfriend speaks, believe it. This might be the biggest thing you can do to show him you really trust him. Believe it or not, guys can tell when you’re skeptical and it doesn’t feel good. If you believe us when we speak, we’ll be more likely to trust you. Once boys feel that you trust them, they’ll go to considerable lengths not to break that trust. Ultimately, if you don’t trust someone enough to believe the things that come out of their mouth, you shouldn’t be in a relationship with them.
7. No Inquisitions
People in a relationship tell each other things, but there’s a difference between sharing and badgering your partner for details on where they were and what they did. The latter is what you need to avoid if you want your boyfriend to know you trust him. It’s okay to ask one or two questions to give him a chance to share with you, but if you start asking bunch of questions, it’ll come across as you don’t trust him. If you back off and let him come to you, he’ll trust you and feel more comfortable sharing the details of his life with you.