Trust is the act of putting faith in another person, having confidence that they will act with honesty and integrity in relation to you. You believe that they can be relied upon, and you feel sure of their good intentions toward you and your own interests. When trust is violated, it can be difficult to repair, depending on the severity of the breach and how often it may have happened in the past. Since trust is a central part of all relationships, finding ways to both maintain trust and mend it when it’s broken is essential to the health of our interactions with family, friends, romantic partners, and business associates.

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Trust can help bring us closer to other people. Trusting others, such as family members and friends, can reassure us that we’ll be helped when we need it. It’s the foundation of any healthy relationship — including the relationship you have with yourself.

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Have you ever had a gut feeling that told you something was off? Maybe it didn’t make sense and you couldn’t explain it, but you knew within your core that something wasn’t right.

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