Want to know what one of the most powerful things in the world is?
It starts with a “T” and ends in a “T”. The word that I am referring to is trust. What is trust? Well according to google….
Trust: firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.
Trust is something that most of us do without thinking about it. There’s nothing wrong with that. Why? Because that is something that we have done since birth. Think about it when you are born into the world you have to rely on the ones that brought you into the world to take care of you, and get you to a point where you can take care of yourself. As a tiny infant you instinct is to trust that you will be cared for.
Trusting others can be a both a rewarding experience, as well as, a great disappointment
I grew up in a single parent home. I’m very proud of this fact, because since my mother brought myself and my two brothers into this world she has worked herself damn near to death to make sure we had what we needed. We had no one else, so we had no choice but to trust her and it proved to be a very rewarding experience.
Now my father on the other hand proved to be that great disappointment. I do not have many memories of my father who is now deceased. The few memories I do have though I could have lived without. I wanted to trust him. For a short time I did, but I learned quickly learned that was terrible mistake. He did not want anything to do with me or my twin brother until it benefitted him. Which proved to be one of, if not the biggest heartbreak I ever had to endure. The pain and disappointment that comes with that is something I don’t wish on my worst enemy.
Once the trust you had for someone is broken it is next to impossible to get it back. If you do manage to get it back things are never the same. Even if it isn’t brought up to the person you’ve lost trust in the relationship changes. You question everything that they say to you from then on out along with any and everything that they’ve told you in the past. For the most part there is a constant side eye on them at all times.
This can be overwhelming. Having to always second guess someone’s intentions can and will lead to the relationship being non-existent.
There is no way to tell if you can trust someone fully. Trust has proven time and time again that is trial and error. There is no escaping the possible hurt that can happen, but there is a way for to cushion the blow, by paying close attention in the beginning. If you are able to sniff out and accept the mistrust near the beginning the hurt would be next to non-existent. The most is that you will be a little mad and upset, but it wouldn’t hurt you to your core depending on the amount of time spent with this person, and how close you guys are.
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