A broken heart can mend, a Heart-Wall can be taken down, and trapped emotions can be released, but what does energy healing have to do with trust in a relationship? Whether it’s romantic, friendly, professional, or familial, trust in a relationship is vital to its success and happiness. Trust is critical to any close bond. When betrayed, it can be difficult to regain. However, re-establishing trust in a relationship isn’t impossible. Read on to learn more about building trust in a relationship.

Signs You Need More Trust in a Relationship

If you’ve ever suffered from situations similar to the above list, you’ve probably experienced a lack of trust in a relationship. Here are some specific signs that you might be feeling overly anxious about one or more relationships.

  • You aren’t sure you matter to the other person.
    Maybe you feel your partner or boss wouldn’t really miss you or your work if you weren’t around. Or maybe you have the feeling your best friend wouldn’t really be there to support you in a crisis.
  • You doubt your partner’s feelings for you.
    Do you have a nagging doubt that your boyfriend or girlfriend really loves you? Do you imagine that when they seem distant, it must be because of you (when it could be any number of things)? Do these feelings rise to the level of fixation?
  • You fear you’ll be dumped at any time.
    A sound relationship should help you feel more secure, not less. If you have a persistent fear of being left, fired, or dumped, this may undermine the foundations of any type of relationship.
  • You unwittingly sabotage the relationship.
    It seems crazy, but if you believe self-sabotage is a real thing, then why not relationship sabotage? Do you feel yourself picking arguments, pushing your partner away, or testing relationship boundaries with little bits of deception?

10 Ways to Build Trust in Your Relationships

Just like taking care of your health with good habits, it’s important to take care of your relationships with positive relationship habits. Along with energy healing techniques like the Emotion Code®, these habits may help you solidify trust in a relationship.

Learning to trust in a relationship isn’t easy, but with time and effort, you can do it! If you feel a lack of relationship trust is a big problem for you that requires counseling, please seek it out. But if you’re simply looking to strengthen a relationship and increase your ability to trust, here are some things you can try.

Keep Talking

When trust in a relationship is low, it is often accompanied by silence. Keep communicating with honesty and sincerity. Try to convey your emotions as clearly as possible — it might help your body process them so they don’t become trapped!

Keep Your Word

The source of the distrust may have nothing to do with your current relationship at all. It could be from past experiences with friends or family, even going back as far as elementary school when someone said one thing, but then did another, sometimes in a very cruel way.

A powerful way to rebuild trust in a relationship is to follow through on your word. Don’t promise things you think you may not be able to do. Practice integrity.

Stay Organized

Organization of your thoughts and feelings can help you communicate more clearly and stay calm in stressful situations. Keep your thoughts, plans, and commitments organized so you can remain level-headed.

Be Patient

Building trust takes time. Rebuilding trust can be even more arduous. Progress comes in baby steps, so don’t expect too much too soon. Remember that you and your partner may take three steps up, but then take a step back. Keep working on trapped emotions to make sure they aren’t holding you back.

Be Open

This is probably one of the hardest things to do when you have trust issues. It seems much “safer” to stay closed off behind a wall of negativity — or a Heart-Wall®! But not only could this keep you from loving fully, but it may even manifest in physical discomfort.

Keep Learning

There are many resources online and in books that can help you work on your trust issues, or help you guide a friend or family member through theirs. If you’re uncertain whether you’re emotionally “trapped,” try this quick quiz. Then read The Emotion Code to help you understand how energy healing could help you get free.

Keep your own identity intact
Some people tend to identify so strongly with the other person in a relationship that they lose pieces of themselves and begin to identify only as part of that relationship, instead of as an individual. Be careful to maintain your own sense of self. Keep the hobbies, beliefs, and opinions you’ve always held. Your partner loves you because of who you are — don’t stifle that because you think it will help you hold on to a relationship.

Practice positivity
Be mindful of when you become stuck in negative thought patterns about your relationship, and recognize when those thoughts aren’t rational. Simple mindfulness is a great tool for many types of anxiousness. If you realize your fears aren’t based on reality, sometimes that can help you turn them around.

Don’t be afraid to loop your partner in on what you’re going through. Explain that you know your anxious feelings or lack of trust in a relationship is coming from you, not things they are doing. The reassurances of their love for you may not take away your anxious feelings, but it can’t hurt! Plus, your vulnerability may even strengthen your bond.

Release Trapped Emotions and Remove Emotional Blocks
If you have trapped emotional energies of betrayal, abandonment, heartache, insecurity, love unreceived, worry, or bitterness, you could be locked in a pattern because some part of you is feeling those feelings 24/7, regardless of other factors. Releasing these energies using the Emotion Code® and Body Code™ could make an immediate and significant difference in your ability to trust in a relationship. 

You may be able to remove blocks to building trust by practicing energy healing. Trapped emotions may play a part in an ongoing cycle of negativity that might compromise your ability to build trust in a relationship. Trapped emotions like resentment, anxiousness, abandonment, insecurity, unsupported, jealousy, and others could make you more prone to feeling that way all the time…even in relationships.

Emotions have their own unique energy frequencies. When those feelings — and their energies — aren’t fully processed by the body they may become trapped within you. When this happens, you can feel that emotion much more easily than you otherwise would. Essentially, the part of your body where that energy is lodged is feeling that emotion all the time. Let’s take jealousy for example. If the energy frequency of jealousy was trapped in your lower back and you became prone to feeling jealous much of the time, how might that affect your ability to trust in a relationship? This is an abstract concept, but if you really think about it, it makes sense.

Removing those energies could go a long way to resolving pent-up emotional energies that, once released, rid you of emotional baggage that could prevent you from loving and trusting freely.