It’s amazing what you can do with trust in a relationship. Trust that comes from open communication.

Trust is a good thing. It lets you move more freely within the negotiated boundaries of the trust. It lets you move with more freedom knowing that you don’t have to monitor and don’t need to be monitored yourself since you know that you trust the other person.

Trust in trust.

Or you can be like Reagan and do the trust but verify thing, but that’s not real trust. It’s like hiring a detective to snoop on everyone in your life. If might make you feel better in the short term, but getting all secret police isn’t going to make you a popular person (though I’m sure that would get back to you in the grapevine).

Keep in mind though that trust needs to be earned. That takes time and effort. Time and effort that’s worth it in the end.