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Friends are important (especially your BFF) so learn how to nurture your friendships with the relationship advice in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Open lines of communication
- Listening skills
- New connections
Maintain open lines of communication
Make sure the lines of communication with the person whose trust you wish to acquire are open. Trusting relationships require that each party in the relationship be able hear the other the other.
Recognize the need for risk
Recognize that the extension of trust always involves an element of risk. There is no guarantee that the other person is deserving of your trust, but once the trust has proven well-founded, it can create even greater levels of trust.
Improve your listening sills
Work on improving your listening skills. Give the other person your full attention when they are speaking, and stay focused on what they are saying. Give feedback aimed at showing you understood what they said.
Share your thoughts and feelings
Take time to share your thoughts and feelings with the other person.
Spend time with the other person
Spend time with the other person, and be open to offering special time if the need arises.
Look for new ways to connect.
Look for new ways to connect with the other person. After all, building good relationships to begin with is a better way to inspire trust than trying to win it back.