People think that trust is the most important quality they look for in a spouse, and trust is what makes human groups function.
In partnerships, trust is vital because it helps you to be more open and giving. If you trust your partner, you are more inclined to be forgiving of their flaws or annoying behaviours because you believe in them and know they have your back.
Mira Kirshenbaum says, “The biggest difference trust makes in any relationship – and not just an intimate one – is that you can relax, be open, be yourself.”
Mira Kirshenbaum is the author of eleven books that have been translated into over twenty languages, including the influential Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay; Parent-Teen Breakthrough; Everything Happens for a Reason; and The Weekend Marriage. She is a two-time finalist for the Books for a Better Life award.