Trust is complicated, because you can’t buy it with gifts: it must be earned. Many couples no longer have trust in each other because one of the spouses lied and lost that privilege. What about infidelity? Would you trust someone who betrayed you? When you go to your spouse and ask for forgiveness, you can begin again.
Our reactions to our partners have a huge impact on our relationships. How do you respond when your spouse comes home late? Do you feel angry or worried? If you feel agitated every time your partner walks through the door, there’s going to be trouble. Make sure you’re not becoming the “over obnoxious spouse” though. Don’t ask for videos and recordings so you know they are where they say they are or doing what they said they would do.