Writer’s Competition: Why trust is the foundation of all relationships by Aishatu Babakura
The 21st century has brought with it a lot of remarkable changes like enhancing our technology and generally making life better. But with all of these benefits, our divorce rates have also rapidly increased.
It no longer comes as a surprise when we hear a couple getting divorced only a few months after their wedding. Why, you might ask. In a lot of these cases, divorce becomes the only resort because the foundation on which the relationship was built is weak. And what makes a good foundation if not trust.
These days, when a boy meets a girl, it starts off with them being impressed by what the other has. Perhaps in terms of looks and monetary possessions. Of course, they hide a few tad things to make themselves seem more available so they don’t ‘scare off’ the prospective boy/girlfriend.
And of course, when a relationship starts with hiding things and lies, how can it ever have a good end?
Every marriage, even a loveless one, requires honesty and trust from both partners to work. Without it, partners question their significant other’s every move with fear of infidelity and take every word that comes out of their mouth to be a lie. They set up people to watch their every move and of course, believe the first report they get.
Trust is what makes partners sit down to discuss what’s working and what’s not in their marriage. Trust us what tightens the bond between two people. It is also and only trust which can add to love and also, keep a marriage together. Without it, a collapse is inevitable.