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Episode Info: 5 Signs to Look for in Your Close Relationships Have you ever wondered if you can trust someone? Maybe a new person in your life? Or perhaps even somebody you’ve known for years? It’s not always easy to tell if/when someone is safe to share certain information or experiences with. And, of course, not everyone deserves access to the intimate or sensitive details of your life.  This month, we’ve been talking all about trust here at Bold True Life. And in today’s blog post, I’m sharing 5 signs that indicate when somebody is trustworthy. Because you don’t owe anybody your trust. Trust is a privilege that’s earned. And it’s one of the most important factors to consider in your closest relationships.  Ever heard that saying about how “you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with”? It’s true. Our relationships have a huge influence on us and they tend to spill over into other aspects of our life too. The toxic ones bleed negativity into it while the healthy ones contribute to its flourishing.    So how do you know if you’re in a healthy relationship with someone? Or that you’re developing one with a new person in your life?  A healthy relationship doesn’t mean that there’s never conflict between two people. But it does mean that both parties can approach the conflict constructively. And this usually requires a strong foundation of trust. Because we need to feel secure to fully show up in vulnerable situations.  That’s why we’ve been focusing on this theme all month long. And it’s also the reason that today’s blog post is dedicated to helping you recognize the signs that you can trust somebody. Since knowing what to look for will help you decide how to proceed with and strengthen your relationships.   So here are 5 clues that indicate when a person in your life is trustworthy!   You feel safe in their presence. You’re intuitively comfortable around this person. And you’re usually able to relax when you’re with them – both physically and mentally. Your body isn’t strained and your breathing comes easy. While you are conscious of how you speak to them, you’re not constantly editing yourself before saying something out loud or biting your tongue. Basically, you’re not walking on eggshells with them. It feels ok for you to show up naturally in their presence.  They respect your requests and boundaries. When you ask for something, this person listens. And they make an effort to meet your needs. It might require a few conversations and some clarification but they’re willing to try their best. Because your well-being is important to them. So they’re not constantly testing your limits or making you feel guilty about a request or boundary that you’ve set. Even if they can’t meet it perfectly, they’re open and willing to have discussions about what they can do. And you’re happy to do the same for them.  They have other healthy relationships in their life. Ob...
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