Trust is one of the most important factors in a relationship. I’m sure we all know that!
When we don’t trust our partners, it can lead us to doubt the relationship and come up with all kinds of scenarios in our head.
If you’re reading this, you must have been hurt by a partner before and are being careful in your current relationship…
Here are some signs that show you’re actually dating a trustworthy person!
Let’s get started.
1) They always keep their promises
One thing a trustworthy person always does is keep their promises.
Let’s face it. It’s easy to make a promise, but so much harder to keep it!
Here’s an example: your partner promises to take you to a musical, but a friend is flying out of town that night…
What would a trustworthy person do?
Well, they would definitely NOT stand you up! If you’ve been waiting to see this musical for a long time, your partner would want to be there with you.
They would also recognize that there are other ways to catch up with a friend…
Here’s the thing.
Many people in relationships make empty promises just for the sake of it. After all, doesn’t it make them look like the most romantic person ever?
But this only leads to trust issues, and their partner will come to see them as inconsistent!
If your partner keeps their word even when circumstances change, rest assured you’ve found someone you can depend on.
2) They know how to communicate clearly
The second thing trustworthy people do is communicate clearly!
Whether it’s asking for a favour or declaring their love for you, a person who’s trustworthy knows there’s nothing worse than being misunderstood.
That said, they know how easily misunderstandings happen!
If your partner communicates clearly–especially when it comes to sensitive issues–it means they can be trusted!
Let me explain why.
When your partner makes an effort to communicate clearly, it shows they value you enough to want to discuss something that could potentially affect how you see them!
That’s how you know you’ve found a keeper: your partner wants to be vulnerable with you!
3) They don’t let their ego get in the way
Now that you know a sign of a trustworthy person is their willingness to be vulnerable with you…
Let’s pause for a moment: have you ever dated a guy or gal who wouldn’t apologize, even when they were in the wrong?
Worse still, they must have expected you to let it go when you were hurt. You must have wondered why they would let their ego get in the way of your relationship!
Not with your current partner though!
Being in a relationship means letting the other person see all the different sides of you. Even if it means seeing how disorganized you can be…
Despite this, your partner is willing to work on their weaknesses, not just for you but also themselves.
That’s how you know your partner is trustworthy: they don’t let their ego stop them from becoming a better person!
4) They care about you (and show it!)
Have you heard about the different love languages? Chances are, you have!
If you’re in a relationship with a trustworthy person, you’ll know it from the way they show they care.
It doesn’t matter what their love language is, though. If this person is trustworthy, it will be obvious because you can feel your relationship becoming stronger…
That said, a love language that is often misunderstood is when your partner shows love through acts of service!
What do I mean?
It means your partner may not be someone who shows love through physical touch, and prefers to prepare meals for you or do the laundry!
Again, this doesn’t mean they don’t care! Like I mentioned, a trustworthy partner always lets their sincerity shine through…
5) They’re open to disagreement
Another sign you’re in a relationship with a trustworthy person is that they’re open to disagreement.
I know, I know.
You might be thinking that it’s best not to disagree in a relationship, as it can cause arguments!
But partners who are trustworthy know it’s important to speak the truth, and they never hold back from telling it like it is!
As said by the famous American poet and activist Maya Angelou, “the greatest gift we give to each other is the telling of the truth.”
Here’s the thing about relationships: you accept the differences and love each other anyway.
You know you’re in a relationship with someone trustworthy if they respect your opinion, even when they have something to say about it…
6) They’re respectful of others
Speaking of being respectful brings me to my next point…
If you’re in a relationship with a trustworthy person, you’ll find that this trait of theirs is also extended to everybody else!
That’s a good sign: it means your partner isn’t just putting on a front for you! They’re actually someone people love having around.
Being respectful of others isn’t easy; after all, we live in a fast-paced society where everyone wants what they want right now.
But being respectful comes naturally to your partner, and they show it in many ways!
Here are some examples:
- They listen attentively when others are speaking
- They consider how their words can affect someone
- They give the right people the benefit of the doubt
- They help those who are struggling whenever they can
If this all sounds familiar, then you’ve found a guy or gal you can trust for life!
7) They aren’t interested in superficial things
Here’s another sign you’re in a relationship with a trustworthy person:
They aren’t interested in superficial things!
What I mean is that they’re more interested in who you are as a person, rather than what you can offer them…
Maybe you’re seeing a woman who asks you not to buy her flowers. Or the man you’re dating always wants to cook dinner, and says no to fancy dates.
All this can come as a surprise if you’ve only ever dated people who wanted to get something out of the relationship…
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with wanting these things. But your guy or gal makes it clear that they’re in it for you, and nothing else!
This is how you know you’ve got a trustworthy partner: they make you feel like time together is enough.
8) They’re always patient with you
As I mentioned earlier, a trustworthy person is respectful of others and shows understanding.
This includes being patient, even if it means taking time to explain something to you…
If you want to know whether your partner is trustworthy or not, ask them for help! Perhaps you’re trying to perfect a dish and your partner’s the better cook, so you want them to break it down for you.
Know that they will be willing to help, no matter how long it takes!
This is what makes time together great: you can always trust this person to support you!
9) They keep your secrets (and you, theirs!)
Another sign you’re in a relationship with a trustworthy person is that they know how to keep your secrets.
Many couples tend to gossip about each other during times of distress; but not for you or your partner…
Like I said earlier, your partner knows how to communicate clearly. This is what makes them trustworthy, because you know they’ll tell you everything.
Even when there’s a problem in your relationship!
In addition, your partner knows it’s hard enough to spill your heart out to someone. Why use your vulnerabilities against you?
They know better than to do that, because they care about you!
10) They’re ready to commit right now
Ladies and gents, this is a sign of a trustworthy partner: they’re ready to commit. No questions asked!
Again, this is not a simple thing to do. That’s because trustworthiness relates to commitment; in a relationship, you’re committed to being the best partner for the other person every day…
Here’s why wanting to commit right now is a sign your partner is trustworthy.
These days, everybody’s looking at their options and they don’t know what it means to have a good thing!
That said, wanting to commit can be a sign of love bombing. But remember that the ones who do this don’t follow through with their actions…
If your partner is indeed trustworthy, you’ll see that they want to lock you down AND have a detailed plan for it!
So, we’ve just explored some signs you’re in a relationship with a trustworthy person. Do you feel more confident about your relationship now?
Know that actions speak louder than words at the end of the day. If you feel loved, there’s no reason to doubt…