Bonds of Love – Trust in Relationships Quotes
Relationships by definition are a connection between people, in various forms and degrees of closeness. We’ll be taking a look at the three most important relationships in life, that of family, friendship, and romance. I’ll be sharing with you some words of wisdom about trust in relationships, exemplified with some of the best quotes on the topic. In an attempt to show you just how important and precious trust is.
Trust and love are something we all want. But, as much as we yearn for it, we have issues regarding trust, since it is not something taken lightly. It’s so hard to earn and easy to break, fragile and valuable like a crystal glass, or your grandmother’s antique vase.
“In finding love, I think it’s important to be patient. In being in a relationship, I think it’s important to be honest, to communicate, to respect and trust, and to strive to give more than you take.” as Kina Grannis once stated. No long-lasting relationship can work without communication and mutual trust. But it must be earned through continuous actions. A small inkling of trust is given at first, a chance to prove that you are trustworthy, and in turn able to trust your partner.
Just like love, trust becomes stronger with time, as a couple proves just how much they’re willing to do for one another. Their bond becomes unbreakable. It’s like you’ve surrendered partially to another person. Willingly opened up and shared everything with your significant other.
Trusting someone means knowing that they’ll be there for you or help you as best they can because they’ve proven to be reliable.
More or less fortunately, we don’t get to choose our family members. But they are the first people we depend on and trust unconditionally when we take our first breath into this world. They are the ones that teach us important values, like communication, sharing, trust, and responsibility. But the older we get we start seeing things differently and our relationships either get stronger or wane over time, depending on the type of connection you have with your parents.
We sometimes get the impression, as George Burns simply put it, that “happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” But we always miss having them around. They’re the people you can turn to when things go downhill, even if we know they’re usually the last resort. Your family will always want what’s best for you.
When it comes to friends nothing beats the way they make you feel and the freedom you experience from being around them. Finally, you can be yourself in a group of like-minded individuals who accept you for who you are. But in order to be part of your own squad, you must first be trusting towards new people. Open up and talk about the things you most certainly have in common. Ernest Hemingway said: “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” There’s just no way around it. In order to gain from something or someone, you must first invest time, effort, and emotion.
Embrace the weirdness!Nothing good comes cheap, but it’s well worth it. Once you’ve established a strong friendship, there’s no breaking it. Best friends will accept all your weirdness. They might not always understand, but they will love you anyway.
Prove your worth
“If people trust and love you, you will never walk alone,” said Philippos Syrigos. It’s an undeniably true statement. First, you must be the person you want others to be. Provide an example for others to follow and you will no doubt find yourself surrounded by friends and loved ones. Take a leaf from Radhanath Swami’s book and remember: “There cannot be love without trust and there cannot be trust unless we take the responsibility to act in a way that people can trust us.”