Daring to Trust
The best-selling author ofHow to Be an Adult in Relationshipsexplains how to build trust-the essential ingredient in successful relationships-in spite of fear or past betrayals
Most relationship problems are essentially trust issues, explains psychotherapist David Richo. Whether it's fear of commitment, insecurity, jealousy, or a tendency to be controlling, the real obstacle is a fundamental lack of trust-both in ourselves and in our partner.
Daring to Trustexplores the importance of trust throughout our emotional lives- how it develops in childhood and how it becomes an essential ingredient in healthy adult relationships. It offers key insights and practical exercises for exploring and addressing our trust issues in relationships. Topics include-
. How we learn early in life to trust others (or not to trust them)
.Why we fear trusting
.Developing greater trust in ourselves as the basis for trusting others
.How to know if someone is trustworthy
.Naive trust vs. healthy, adult trust
.What to do when trust is broken
Ultimately, Richo explains, we must develop trust in four directions- toward ourselves, toward others, toward life as it is, and toward a higher power or spiritual path. These four types of trust are not only the basis of healthy relationships, they are also the foundation of emotional well-being and freedom from fear.
224 pages Paperback or Softback