You just scheduled your move with and are thrilled to be buying your first house with your partner. Your relationship has officially reached the next stage. While everything seems to be going smoothly, you start to question if this is the right move.

Doubt is normal when it comes to relationships, yet it’s important that we work to absolve ourselves of this and invite trust in. Here are 3 reasons trust is so important in a romantic relationship.

Maintain Independence

While relationships are built from two people, it’s important that both partners maintain their independence outside of the relationship. When you and your partner trust one another, it makes it to where you don’t perceive independence as a threat. You don’t have to constantly worry that your partner doesn’t want to be with you if they engage in activities outside of you.

Instead, trust allows you to see your partner as an individual without feeling tethered to them. You trust your partner loves you, and you want to see the two of you grow together and as individuals. Without trust, it’s hard to not feel worried about your partner being independent.

Building Intimacy

Intimacy is a crucial component to any healthy, romantic relationship. However, it requires a great deal of trust to accept and give intimacy to your partner. Trust allows you to feel safe to open up and be vulnerable with your significant other and vice-versa. It establishes a place where you both can be yourselves and feel comfortable with one another.

If you and your partner have trust in the relationship, you’re both able to connect with one another on a deeper level. In turn, this allows the intimacy between the two of you to grow and thrive. If there’s no trust in a relationship, there’s no intimacy.

Love Blossoms

You could love your partner dearly, but if there’s an element of you that doesn’t trust them – it could lead to this love quickly dissolving and turning into anxiety or unease. Loving your partner means that you trust them with your heart. You have the confidence and trust in the love between the two of you. The result of this is that your love for one another will always grow.

There are many relationships that turn into a love/hate situation. Oftentimes, this is due to a lack of trust. What you once loved about them, you start to question. By questioning your partner’s intentions, you inevitably build walls around yourself. These walls prevent your love to blossom and eventually will collapse on the love all together.

The Bottom Line

Trust is the foundation for healthy, loving relationships. Without it, your relationship will eventually come to an end or at least cause you or your partner a great deal of dissatisfaction and unhappiness. Trusting your partner is a courageous act of vulnerability, but it is necessary in order for you to build a lasting, healthy relationship.

Take some time to evaluate how much trust you have in your partner and the relationship. If you find that there are parts of you that feel unsure or untrusting, work to build that confidence in the love between you two.

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