This week GenToGenYM has had an unplanned theme of “trust.” We’ve written a few posts on the topic, and it seems to be something that is so important going into a new school year. Following this theme, I ran across Matt McGill‘s blog post below. It’s about the options you have after a trust is broken on either end of a relationship. Check out a couple of options below, then head over to LoveGodLoveStudents.com for the rest.
Trust is a foundation for every significant relationship. When the trust falls a part, here are some options:
repair it and confront the issue head on. Once a trust has been broken, start a conversation. Lay out the issues, forgive and ask for forgiveness. Trust typically takes time to build, so it’s usually worth REbuilding.
repress it and pretend the breach never happened. This option isn’t as bad as it sounds. When a trust is first broken, perhaps it’s best to forgive without raising the issue. Perhaps change can happen without a confrontation. If the other person doesn’t fix things, this can quickly become a horrible approach.