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4/26/12

Trust

Regaining trust is one of the many challenges that will be faced in a relationship when someone stops using drugs or alcohol. The person may (wrongly) presume that when they stop drinking or using drugs that the trust should automatically return. If only good intentions mattered, but they don't. It takes time and patience to earn back trust and trying to realize it too soon can sabotage any future growth.

To earn trust you must consistently:

Think
Responsibly
Under
Stressful
Times


And keep in mind the following variables:

Time - It takes time for trust to rebuild.
Respect - Trust is earned through giving respect to the other person.
Understanding - Understand differences in views, thoughts and feelings.
Sustainability - Change will be sustained if it is real, yours and believable.
Tangibility - Change will be tangible if it can be seen consistently over time.