3 Signs Your Partner Has Trust Issues
As relationship expert Shirley Glass points out in the article “Trust Issues: Why Is It So Hard for Some People to Trust?” trust is “built and maintained through our faith that we believe what we are being told the truth.” If your partner continuously questions your actions they may be trying to catch you in a lie.
One solution to this problem would simply be to invite your partner to go out with you. Even if they say no, simply asking them will help put them at ease. It could also be helpful to send them picture messages or Snapchats throughout the night to confirm your whereabouts.
3. They Begin To Withhold Information
When your partner believes that they can no longer trust you, you may notice that they are not as open as they used to be. They may stop telling you about the really personal things that have happened to them that day, and instead stick to the mundane details. This is a defense mechanism – meaning that they are beginning to shut themselves off from the relationship because they are afraid they are going to get hurt.
The best way to address this is to simply ask your partner about their day, and really care and directly respond to what they have to say. If they feel that you truly have a vested interest in their daily conflicts they will begin to trust you with their feelings. And if they still seem reluctant, it could be helpful to offer up something personal that you have been dealing with first.
In order to restore trust in your relationship, you must first recognize the signs. It is also important to know when your partner is experiencing a reasonable lack of trust and when they actually begin to infringe upon your personal space.