I have been thinking a lot about relationships lately. We may think we want one (at least I do!) but we forget how much work is involved in building a good relationship that actually lasts beyond the “caught up in the haze of love” phase.
After the novelty of a new relationship wears off, the two of you are left with the business of finding out what makes one another tick. You get to see your significant other deal with different situations and circumstances, which in turn, reveals a lot about their character.
What surprises me most about being in a relationship is the amount of work it takes to get a guy to open up emotionally. Sometimes it takes men a long time to trust, especially if he is unsure of how he feels about her. Is that the case for women? I think it is. I don’t fully disclose everything to men I date casually. It takes me quite a while to connect and actually feel safe with a man.
When do you feel as if you can trust someone that you are dating? At what point do you think they can handle the heavy stuff?
Is there a way for a woman to build trust with a man so that he knows she is reliable and trustworthy? Can men do things to prove to women that they can be trusted?