Trust is important in any relationship, that’s why it’s important to take steps that would help build trust in your marriage.
Here are 11 things that you can do every day:
1. Keep your promises
Never make any promises that you can’t keep, and make sure that all of the promises that you make, you keep.
2. Be grateful
Let your spouse know that you appreciate them, and be grateful for everything that they do for you. A little appreciation goes a long way.
3. Know when to say sorry
Whenever you say or do something that hurts your spouse’s feelings, make sure to apologize, and mean it. It’s hard sometimes to let go of your ego and admit that you’re wrong, but apologizing is a sign of humility and taking responsibility of your actions.
4. Always be open with your feelings
Your spouse should always be the first person whom you talk to about your feelings. Couples that don’t trust each other have a hard time sharing their feelings with one another, and it causes even a bigger rift.
5. Be considerate of your spouse’s feelings
Always consider your spouse’s feelings first before you say or do anything. Since you’re already married, all of the decisions that you make can have an impact on your spouse’s life as well. It’s important to remember that you’re not just doing things for yourself.
6. Always make an effort to improve your marriage
This is a mistake that a lot of couples make. They tend to become ‘lazy’ and stop making an effort when it comes to their marriage. Your marriage is a constant work in progress, and it’s not something that you should take for granted. Always try to be your best self everyday, and be the best husband or wife that you can be.
7. Be sincere
Always be sincere when talking to your spouse. Be genuine and honest with your feelings, and your spouse will do the same.
8. Listen to your spouse
Listen to what your spouse has to say, and try to understand things from their perspective. This simple step can help prevent a lot of confusion and misunderstanding in your marriage.
9. Be supportive
Support your spouse’s interests, hobbies, and their goals in life. Your spouse’s success is also your success, so there’s no reason to not be supportive!
10. Be honest
Honesty is the backbone of trust in any marriage. Own up to your mistakes, and admit your faults to your spouse. Anything that you hide will eventually come out and cause an even bigger problem for your marriage, so it’s best to be honest upfront.
11. Work as a team
You’re not trying to compete with your spouse, the both of you are on the same team so don’t feel jealous of their success, or don’t act like you’re superior to your spouse. You are equals and you should treat each other as such.
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