Trust in a relationship is something that has to be earned, not freely given. Here are 5 ways to build trust in a relationship.

5 Ways To Build Trust In A Relationship

In Podcast by Debra Fileta

How do you build trust in a relationship? Do you give trust right away, or do you hesitate to trust?

How does your past influence how you trust in the present? And what if you’ve been burned in your past?

We are back with the first episode of season 2 of the Love + Relationships Podcast, answering this important question!

To Trust, or Not To Trust: Three Types of Trust Personalities

In today’s episode, I’m answering an important question from Danny from St. Louis who finds himself feeling burned from trusting too quickly in relationship because of his tendency to trust too quickly.

I talk him through the three different types of trust-personalities: the walls, the free, and the fences…and the trust-temperaments that each one of them brings to relationships.

5 Ways To Build Trust in a Relationship

At the end of the episode, I explain 5 important ways to develop trust.

Trust in a relationship is such an important thing, but it’s not something that happens automatically, because trust has to be earned. These five things can be used to develop trust for the first time, or even rebuild trust after it’s been broken.

This episode is important for anyone who has ever struggled with the topic of trust in a relationship. Click below to tune in to Episode 21 of the LOVE + RELATIONSHIPS Podcast!

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DEBRA FILETA is a Licensed Professional Counselor, national speaker, relationship expert, and author of Choosing Marriage and True Love Dates. She’s also the host of the hotline style Love + Relationships Podcast. Her popular relationship advice blog,, reaches millions of people with the message of healthy relationships. Connect with her on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter