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What are Some Ways I Can Regain Trust?

An apology is crucial when trying to regain someone's trust.
Offering an apology can be the first step in regaining another person's trusst.
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Trust is the foundation of any relationship, whether it be with your boss or a loved one. It can be quite difficult to get back once it’s lost, but it’s not impossible. While it takes some effort, there are some key things to try that may help you regain trust after it has been lost.

Understanding why the trust was lost in the first place is vital. If you can’t fully comprehend what led to it happening, then it may be difficult to fully fix the issue and to keep it from occurring again. People may be more prone to let their trust be regained if the other person is fully aware of the extent of what was done in the first place.

Apologies are crucial when trying to regain trust. The other person will most likely need to hear a heartfelt apology in order to start allowing the relationship to be repaired. If possible, think out what is going to be said before you speak the words. It may help the apology to sound more genuine and heartfelt.

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Another way to regain trust is to prove yourself to the person whose trust you lost. It can be very difficult to believe in someone again if there are strong feelings that the same errors are going to be made. Whatever was done to lead up to the trust being lost, do the opposite and opt for doing what the person wants you to do. If they see you making every effort to not make the same mistakes, you may have a better chance of getting back their trust.

In order to rebuild trust you should give it some time, not push things, and not expect things to change overnight. For some people, being able to trust someone else is monumental and once that trust is broken, it’s going to take time to put back together. If everything possible has been done to remedy the situation, then all that can be done is to wait and see if the other person will feel ready to trust you again.

When you have a person’s trust, it should be valued and treasured. Once you are trusted again, extra precautions should be made to ensure that the trust is not lost again. In some cases, it may take a lot more effort to regain trust then it ever took to get in the first place. If the person is important, then you should do whatever possible to get it back and make things right again.

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anon320440
Post 16

I dated this guy for three months, and told him half truths and lies about my past relationship. He said the relationship was built on them and he felt insecure about it, especially when I kept breaking up in the relationship. I was insecure then. Now he said he's lost trust in me and wants me to move on. But I don't want to. I love him more than I can ever imagine. What should I do to get him back?

anon318565
Post 15

Leave married woman and men alone.

anon291483
Post 11

I have been dating my boyfriend for six months. Well, he's been talking to his ex girlfriend, saying that he loves her and wants to be with her while lying in bed next to me. Now we're broken up and I'm pregnant with his child. Is there any way that I can learn to trust him that he won't cheat on me and that he still loves me?

anon273932
Post 8

I just got back with my boyfriend. We broke up because of him watching porn, too. He didn't understand how much it was hurting me! But after I explained what it did to me he realised what he had done wrong! At least he said he does. I really hope so!

anon248610
Post 7

Porn infidelity? You canceled a wedding because of that? O boy, you've got to be kidding.

anon104399
Post 6

well to be honest, you people who say you love someone so much is a load of bull heap.

If you genuinely loved them you wouldn't have done what you did. It is the ultimate betrayal and you don't deserve forgiveness. The other person should walk away and find someone who actually loves them.

How you can come online and ask for help when you have done something so wrong? Turn the tables. How would you feel if the situation were reversed?

Women are way more evil than men. They say one thing and mean something else. You don't deserve the person's trust and you certainly don't deserve them.

anon92778
Post 5

I have been in a relationship for three years, but recently i met a man who swept me off my feet and worst of all i betrayed him by going back to my previous man. He found out and now he's so mad at me that he told me he forgave me but does not trust me. i don't know how to win back his trust again but i love him so much. Please help me.

baffled
Post 4

That's a good question to ask a politician.

baffled
Post 3

well to me, the best and easiest way to regain trust is:

1)stop lying,

2)be aware that it will take time for the other person to realize and see that you are sincere.

3)leave married men/women alone.

anon85335
Post 2

I'm having an affair with a guy who is already married. i love him so much that i don't even care that he's 20 years older than me.

one time, because of having no time with me, I got close to one of my friends. he found out and thought that I was cheating on him and finally broke my heart. he said that he will never trust me anymore.

i felt so lost when he said it and makes me feel his anger for me. Does being close to someone mean you're cheating? i want him to come back but how? i still feel his love and care for me. what should I do?

anon69827
Post 1

I was dating a man for three years and engaged to him for nine months. We were to be married in four months. I found out about his porn infidelity accidentally and cancelled the wedding. The love is still there. how do we regain trust? He

is very remorseful and claims that it is forever over.

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