4. Relationships based on trust
Trust is the most important predictor of long-term relationship success. A relationship will not be strong if there is no trust between the partners.
Is your partner dependable and reliable? Can you count on them?
What about you to your partner? Are you trustworthy? Do you hide purchases? Do you have online relationships that your partner is not aware of? Are you hiding your true feelings from your partner?
Couples in strong relationships do not keep secrets.
What if you have little secrets in your relationship?
Do not be paranoid. Do not focus on the small things where your partner has not been completely honest.
Instead, focus on the big things: Maybe he told you he is a lawyer only to discover later he never passed the bar! Or she said she loves children but later on insists that she would never want to have one.
If you have no belief and trust in your partner, they will never believe in themselves!