Instantly have to prove yourself or feel like everything you do is doubtful. While you want to help your partner work through trust issues, sometimes there is only so much you can do. 

Trust Issues: Working Through It

Offer Support Without Being a Fixer

​One of the important things to remember when dealing with a partner with trust issues is that you can’t fix the problem. In short, your partner’s issues probably go much deeper than either of you realize. So, while you may not be take away their anxiety, you can support them through it. Therapy is often a great way to work through your problems. Therefore, it may be a good idea to see a therapist with your partner. By doing so, you can show your support while also gathering tools to work through these issues together. 

Be Someone They Can Trust

One of the best ways for dealing with a partner with trust issues is being someone they can trust. So, work everyday towards being dependable and trust worthy. Focus on the little things– like keeping your word, being places on time, and calling when you say you will. When you’re dealing with someone with trust issues, just one white lie can spiral into a lack of trust. So, it’s also important to be completely honest with the little things too. 

Know the Difference Between Issues and Abuse

When a partner has trust issues, it might potentially lead to abuse. For instance, because of a lack of trust, your partner may want to control your every move. They may tell you where you can and can’t go and who you can and can’t be around. In addition, they may expect you to show them your call history, text messages, or share your location. 

​At this point, your partner is requiring too much control and the relationship has taken an abusive turn. While you want to be supportive, your partner shouldn’t demand or expect control of your life. So, it’s important to be able to recognize when their trust issues have led to more serious issues in your relationship and when it may be time to get out.