Building Trust

Growing up, trust wasn’t something I was afforded. The relationship if handled appropriately and correctly by a parent, will lay the foundations for that child, allowing them to develop their personality and overall behaviour.

Children need to have trust. Knowing that my mental and emotional wellbeing was being attended to around my disability would have been a start. Trust would have taken away the fear of the unknown, with all the symptoms and uncertainties that came with my disability.

But trust brings about certainty, it is a practice of faith. Trust is what we carry within ourselves. Building trust takes time, it’s the backbone, it’s a bond that parents and children can nurture. Trust helps us form healthy relationship attachments. It helps a child grow up to become a confident adult.

The relationship between a parent and child is one that nurtures the emotional, social and physical development of that child. With trust I would have lived with my disability, rather than just barely function.

29 Aug, 2019

4 thoughts on “Building Trust

  1. Trust isn’t something that I grew up with either, I was brainwashed into believing whatever lies my parents told me, so it’s no wonder that I was always confused.

    It also explains why I have ended up being in so many toxic relationships when I should have known better and that only reinforces my ideas about ‘you live what you know.’

    I have watched too many people end up doing the same thing over the years. I’m glad I was able to figure it out. The only one I was able to trust in the end was myself.

    I have to work on learning who to trust and remembering that I don’t have to suffer like that anymore.

    1. You’re in control Randy. As the adult you get to choose. You have the understanding and now that you have the understanding you can put it into practice.

      Whatever our life or our experiences, there comes a time when we must all build on trust and bring those we think we can trust into our circle. It’s particularly important if it’s not something we’ve had.

      Not to can leave us struggling to function.

  2. Trust is something I have to feel from within. I shouldn’t have to think about it, I should just feel it. I certainly will not fool myself.

    The fact is, trust is not staring me in the face right now.

    1. I’m so sorry to hear that Tim. You’re absolutely right though, if we’re having to think about trust, there is no trust.

      From a small age, we know the people we can trust. I think we all have to do more to bring and keep trust in our relationships.

      The sad reality is that what we see in society and what’s out there in the world in terms of trust, is beginning to spill over into our every day lives.

      We all must do more to come together.

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