Harmful words. Secret texts. Secret lunches. Emotional Cheating. Affairs.
All of these situations can lead to a loss of trust between partners. Once a person realizes that they have acted in a way that has caused harm to their relationship they often don't know where to turn or what to do. How does one rebuild trust after causing so much pain? The research behind how trust is built is pretty clear. It takes small acts, one-by-one, over time to repair the damage that has been done. Finding moments to move toward your partner, instead of turning away.
In this video, Dr. Brene Brown describes the research around 'trust'. In it, she references Dr. John Gottman's research on building trust with couples. I hope you find this video helps you to focus on the things you need to do to build or even rebuild trust within your own relationship.