Whether it’s a recent relationship that you felt was stringing you along, or someone from a past relationship that left you with broken promises, and a shattered heart, you’re left wondering, “how can I trust again?”
After being burned by someone, it’s hard to learn how to trust again.
Allowing yourself to trust a new partner feels like you’re putting your heart on a silver platter just to get hurt again.
Many of us want to be a part of a deeply connected relationship, but we’re terrified of more hurt and disappointment. We’re terrified because we’re so used to it. We’re used to feeling powerless and at the mercy of our new partner’s actions.
So, how do you trust again?
According to relationship expert, Katherine Woodward Thomas, one of the most common misconceptions about trust, isn’t that we don’t trust our new partner, it’s that we don’t trust ourselves.
We don’t trust ourselves to choose the right person. We don’t trust ourselves to stop making the same mistake over and over again. You don’t trust yourself to put your needs and priorities first.
If we’re able to shift our thinking from resignation to responsibility, we can learn how to trust again. You will be able to place responsibility on yourself, rather than outside yourself to find healthy, happy love.
Even if your former partners were 97% at fault in the ways they hurt you, you really want to look at your 3% and take responsibility for it. Until you do, you won’t trust yourself not to wind up in another heartbreaking situation. The more you trust in yourself, the more likely you are to break your own patterns of mistrust in your future partners.
You’re going to liberate yourself from old patterns and free yourself from the possibility of repeating the same mistakes with new partners.
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