It’s been pretty full on these past few days so I haven’t been able to blog as much as I would have wanted to. Topic # 85 brought to us by via is: How do you recover lost trust? In a person in an idea? with the bonus questions of: If someone lets you down or betrays you, how do you learn to forgive? And can you possibly learn to trust them again? Why or why not?

Broken Trust

What hefty topic, but the quick answer to the question “How do you recover lost trust?” is: Very rarely. Trust once lost is irretrievable, it can be replaced by a facsimile of what it once was–which is really a counterfeit echo of the real deal–which really doesn’t count and doesn’t hold up properly with the passage of time.

In the rare cases where the person really takes the effort to make amends and endeavors to prove the age-old adage “Future behavior is determined by past behavior” to be wrong… Perhaps baby steps can be taken and a lot of time has to pass and a lot of tests have to be passed before it gets patched up to a semblance of what it once was but it will never again be the same… which is probably why we should all think twice before breaking someone’s trust in us.

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