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“I never dreamed he would cheat on me!”
Love may be intoxicating, but trust is what makes it safe. Trust is based on a shared understanding about what each person in the relationship expects of the other.
The wise couple develops an explicit, concrete agreement about what is and is not okay in terms of interactions with, and especially attractions to, people outside their relationship. When they have absolute confidence that the other person will stick with the agreement, they each relax and trust.
Here is How to Negotiate a Healthy Couple Contract:
- Be Open About Your Expectations
- Communicate. Communicate. Communicate.
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Creating Trust in a Relationship By Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.