My relationship is built on honesty and love. We communicate openly. I listen patiently and attentively to what my partner has to say. I set healthy boundaries. At the same time, I am willing to make compromises and be flexible.
We treat each other fairly. We share household chores and other responsibilities. We make important decisions together.
We respect each other’s privacy. I balance my individual identity with being part of a couple. I encourage my partner to pursue their own friendships and interests. I approach them directly rather than snooping.
We strengthen our commitment. I make my relationship a top priority. I consider my partner’s welfare as well as my own.
We follow through on little things. I live up to my promises about giving the dog a bath and checking with my partner before inviting houseguests over for the weekend.
We avoid major temptations. I keep myself out of situations that could undermine our connection.
We rebuild trust when necessary. I set realistic expectations. I apologize when I let my partner down. I give them a second chance when they fall short.
I recognize my own trust issues and deal with them constructively. I accept responsibility for how my childhood and previous romantic relationships may affect my thinking. I examine my assumptions and reach out to others who can help me.
Today, I feel happy and secure. I can count on my partner for love and support. We care about each other and work together as a team. Our relationship is stable, joyful, and rewarding.
- Why do I trust my partner?
- How much do I trust myself?
- How do I feel when someone trusts me?