Trust is the number one component of every relationship. It is also the number one reason for breakups. Unfortunately, not every relationship is built on trust. More often than not, relationships come to an end due to its absence.
You may not be aware of it, but your trust-issues might already be ruining your relationship. You may consider constant phone and email monitoring normal but for your partner, such a behavior is already an intrusion to his or her own privacy, let alone any arguments that may already be going on.
After reading the entire article, I began to ponder whether or not I am doing the same thing. For sure, there are 2 to 3 items that people in a relationship have already committed.
Trust is often hard to earn but harder to give. Here’s how you can tell you may have trust-issues:
You check his/her phone
Do you have a password on your phone? Does your significant other know this password? If not, it can be a clear sign that you have some problems with trust.
While privacy is an essential, it is mandatory in any relationship. But, this doesn’t mean you should completely shut out your significant other.
Your leash is tight
Another easy way to check if you have trust issues are the boundaries you consciously or unconsciously give. Is liking another girl’s status acceptable?
You test your love
Some people let their insecurities and trust issues manifest into cheating; others do it by refusing happiness. It’s a sign you have trust issues if you find the need to create chaos in order for there to be something to fix again.
Cheating is also a sign of having trust issues and often a strong reason leading to broken relationships. Unfortunately, low self-esteem levels lead to ownership of infidelity, even if you weren’t the party who was unfaithful. In reality, cheating is often a direct indication of a perpetrator’s lack trust in him or herself.
You think of worst-case scenarios
Another true indication of trust issues is the tendency to think of the worst case in every possible scenario. Just because someone missed your phone call doesn’t mean he or she is sneaking around.