THE late Stephen R. Covey wrote, ‘Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships’.
BUT in today’s digital age, has trust been undervalued as the most important attribute in a relationship?
Due to our reliance on the internet, we now keep in contact via emails, text messaging, Facebook, Twitter, personal messaging, Skype, chat rooms and video chat rooms, just to name a few.
While this allows people to constantly stay connected throughout the world, it begs the question of whether trust in a relationship has gone out the window in modern times.
It is a debate of where the line has to be drawn between harmlessly checking a partner’s personal information and invading their privacy.
Hamilton relationship counsellor, Lorraine Lyons, believes trust between two people is crucial in a strong relationship.
“It’s the most important and the most fragile, it’s the hardest to replace, to restore,” she said.
“Trust is earned and if it’s broken it takes a while to rebuild that trust. It will make someone suspicious.
“I don’t meet you and decide to trust you.
“I can meet you and decide to love you, but it doesn’t work that way with trust.”
Full report in today’s Spectator.