Trust is very important in any relationship. That feeling of security. That feeling of safety to express how you think and feel to your loved one without being ridiculed or put down.
But trust, of course, begins with you. You must become trustworthy first, show others that you respect how they think and feel, even if you have different opinions. And this takes practice.
Whenever you feel like arguing what someone thinks and feels, stop yourself, pay attention to the anxiety in your mind to defend your views, and relax while reminding yourself that it is not a competition and that the other person only seeks to be heard.
Challenging, but a practice needed to strengthen our characters and build stronger connections in our relationships. To make people feel accepted and valued. After all, we all seek to feel accepted and valued.
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