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How to Build Trust in a Relationship Again: Fix Your Relationship After Lying or Cheating

1. You can't move on until you've acknowledged your feelings.

If you're the one who broke their trust, be genuine and sincerely say you're sorry so they can begin to trust you again. If you're on the other end of the apology, decide if you feel ready to forgive them. It's not a simple process, but you've got to forgive them before you can trust them again.

Forgiving the person doesn't mean you have to forget what they've done. Instead, you're making a choice that the relationship is still worth it and you want to rebuild it together.

You may not know where to begin so it's completely fine to keep your apology simple. You might say, "I'm sorry I haven't talked to you in a few days. I know I hurt you by texting that person and I shouldn't have."

2. Don't tell yourself that you're not allowed to feel a certain way.

It's perfectly normal to feel guilty, neglected, angry, or resentful if your relationship is having problems. However, resist the urge to blame yourself for what happened. Instead, identify why you're feeling the way you are and how it's making you act.

For instance, you might think, "I've been lying to my partner because I'm worried they don't love me anymore," or, "I'm exhausted because I don't feel like I can trust my partner not to cheat."

3. You both need time to process your emotions and what you want. Think about what the relationship means to you this can often strengthen your resolve for making things work. Plus, if you give each other some space, you can both cool down so you don't say something you regret in the heat of the moment.

If you're the one that feels hurt, you might say, "I need some time for myself to think about all of this. I'll let you know when I want to talk." If you're the one who broke their trust, you might offer them space by saying, "I know you've got a lot on your mind right now. Would it help to have a little space to think about things?"

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