They say it’s the foundation for any healthy relationship.
I certainly won’t disagree. Misplaced trust is what kept me from finding love for so many years.
So many times, when I met someone new, I had to hold back a part of me. Too afraid to reveal myself. Too afraid to take that risk.
It was the fear that held me back. That kept me from opening up to another person.
It all changed when I met the man I could finally be honest with. About everything.
I lucked out because he already knew the big things before we even met. But it was the little things we learned together that really mattered.
And okay, I’ll admit, I had some inside information. A little bird told me that this guy was right for me. But do any of us really know the future for certain ?
Trust isn’t a single issue.
It doesn’t just happen one day.
It’s a constant process.
You have to know when you can trust your friends with your deepest secrets.
Trust that your family will be there to protect you.
And trust yourself to take that risk.
But trust can’t be blind. You have to take care to protect yourself from the unknown.
To guard your heart.
Until one day, you realize that someone else is guarding it along with you. Because once you find the strength in yourself, you will be ready to find your love and turn it into something greater.
— Phoebe Halliwell (Charmed, episode 9x07, Morality Bites Back)
Abby: You’re good. You really are. If I were rating on the Abby scale, Abby being ten, you’d be a six, which is very good considering your youth and ignorance.
Paige: Well, I don’t judge things on the Abby scale, and neither does Greg.