We don't know about you, but one look at a magazine and you see headline after headline about how to know if he's cheating on you ... what you can do to keep her interested, etc. All of the negative about relationships can cause any spouse to wonder about the trust that they have in their marriage. With only a few simple steps you and your spouse can rest assured that your relationship was meant to last. Here are 5 sure-fire ways to cultivate trust in your marriage.
5 Sure-Fire Ways to Cultivate Trust in Your Marriage
1. Be Transparent ... Even When It's Uncomfortable
One thing that we work hard on is being transparent with one another. That doesn't mean that it's always easy or comfortable. When one of us is concerned about finances or feels that our marriage is taking a back burner to other parts of life, we talk about it. At first the discussion may not be fun, but it keeps us on the same page and gives us the opportunity to work together to make our marriage work. Talking about the not-as-fun parts of life also help us to remember that we’re together through thick or thin.
2. Talk about Common Goals
Throughout life goals change and our visions may take different focuses. As your goals are met and change, work to meet them together. We chat on a regular basis about the vision that we have for our family and the steps that each of us are taking (and will keep on taking) to make that vision a reality. Conversations like this will help both of you to remember that you’re in this for the long run and that the other is the person that you most want to grow old with.