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How do you regain trust with someone who has hurt you by not being honest? Can trust be regained?

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      Coachmombabe wrote Jan 29, 2009
    • Oh, that’s a toughie. But if anyone has been a parent this is almost a regular practice. Has this person confessed and decided to be honest and forthcoming? If not, not sure the time is right to trust. But if they have, in my mind, it seems the first step is to choose to trust. It’s kind of like forgiveness. First I must choose to forgive, then I will go through the process of forgiving.

      And just because you choose to trust someone again, it doesn’t automatically mean you won’t have feelings of apprehension, but your actions will reflect your decision to trust.  

      I hope that’s helpful!




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      Ms-kay wrote Jan 29, 2009
    • Determine whether it’s worth it! The root of trust is WHAT YOU BELIEVE about the other person.

      At times a simple apology is all that is needed; however, at times it’s not so easy depending on the “offense” ( minor, medium and major).  

      Other times you may want the person to prove  to you that you can trust them again.

      Be honest about what you feel and what you need from the other person to move forward.




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      Djd258 wrote Jan 29, 2009
    • WOW good question, I am easily a very forgiving person, so much so that it’s like it never happened and often never saying anything to the person who was the wrongdoer. Only a few things in my life have their gnarling demonic hands on me that I can’t forget. When they rear their ugly head I have to push with all my might to put them back in the box.

      Distrust is an awful feeling, I think that it will take time for the healing, but I feel that trust CAN be regained.  

      I pray you receive the healing you desire.




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      Jean Walter wrote Jan 29, 2009
    • my opinion is No...

      once that trust has been broken, no matter what it is..the vulnerable side of you will always be wondering....

      it is a struggling feeling and I agree with CD...

      Fragile. Handle with care.




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      Termite wrote Jan 29, 2009
    • It depends on what kind of trust was betrayed. But most of the time, I never fully trust them again!




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