Growing up, I was taught early on to never love anything that you can't trust because it will eventually disappoint you. In order to form a bond that can't be easily broken, a foundation of trust has to be established. This is true for every type of relationship. Here are five reasons you can't have love without trust.
1. Love alone makes your judgment cloudy.
Making decisions while you are emotional almost never turns out well, and people usually end up regretting those decisions. Love has a tendency to blind people and drives them to make decisions that they wouldn't necessarily make. Think about it this way: it's highly unlikely that you'd loan a relative a large sum of money if they are unemployed, but you'd likely do it for your significant other in a similar situation. In reality, the chances of you getting your money back are low either way, but you'd give it to your partner out of love.
2. Trust comes before love.
No matter what, there always has to be some level of trust before anyone can reach the point of falling in love with another person. Even if you simply have faith that you can trust an unproven person, it's enough to get emotions going until that trust is reinforced or betrayed. This happens because people genuinely want to trust other people. The natural instinct to be apprehensive only comes when our indicators are set off.
3. Trust makes your relationship stronger.
Having the ability to trust your partner in every phase of your relationship it created an creates a bond that is nearly impossible to break. The only way that it will fall apart is if one of you begins to repeatedly betray the trust.
4. Trust keeps your emotions in check.
In a world where infidelity is blurring the line between being socially acceptable and immoral, it's easy to occasionally have doubtful thoughts about your relationship or commitment of your partner. The good thing is that when you truly trust your partner those thoughts never materialize emotionally. In your heart of hearts, you know your partner would never cheat on you. It may seem naive, but that's the level of trust that healthy relationships have.
5. Love doesn't conquer all.
It's cliché and totally untrue. Trust conquers all because, without trust, love can't exist. Regardless of how much you love your partner that love will eventually die if your trust is constantly betrayed, but trust me, you'll always have love for someone who you can trust.