10 Astounding Steps to Build Trust in a Relationship
1. Healthy Relationship: You have to be predictable.
When do seeds of mistrust start? When one begins to be suspicious? Why is he doing that? He has never done that before. That is so unlike him. He loses 30 pounds, buys new clothes and comes home late from work. He changes his behavior. His behavior becomes erratic. Do you get the picture? Any movement away from expected conduct can become suspect and trust can depreciate.
Focus on acting as expected if you want to build trust. Be consistent in whatever you do. This doesn’t mean you must be following the same pattern over and over again. If there is a sparkle in your eye and a dose of impulsiveness every so often, for goodness sakes be spontaneous and fun loving. You are to be consistent in your words and in your deeds.