When your partner hurts you, it can be difficult to open up again and bring trust back into your relationship. It’s hard to trust your heart to someone who has proven hurtful. You want to love, and so you throw caution to the wind and open up your heart, hoping you will not get hurt–again.
How do men and women open up to love and trust another person again while staying safe and protected from hurt? Here are 10 ways to do it.
1. Realize that any person close to you can hurt you. Haven’t you ever hurt someone you love? Weren’t you sorry afterwards? When others hurt you, realize they are just like you. They have likely hurt you unintentionally and are sorry. Find out.
2. Be prepared for the hurt. Don’t assume that knowing someone well or being in love is going to prevent hurt. It won’t.