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Sep 29, 2020

Questions about the meaning of trust and how couples can establish it in their relationships frequently come up in my practice as a couples counselor. Trust is a cornerstone of long-term relationships. My wife, Yvonne Rainbow Teplitsky, is a fashion designer, artist, and owner of the Artsy Goddess Studio. In the 25 years I have shared with her, trust - in each other, and ourselves as individuals - has carried us through better or worse. Part of Rainbow’s mission is to help heal ourselves and the world we live in. And sincere apologies, she says, not only bring healing to couples but are also an essential ingredient to a relationship’s longevity.


In today’s episode, Rainbow and I emphasize the importance of trust in relationships. We discuss the value of trusting yourself in bringing the kind of partner you want to be in a relationship. We share some of the challenges and issues we have navigated throughout our life together and underscore the need to trust that each person will help move the relationship through conflict. We also illustrate the power of cultivating friendship with your partner and how appreciation can drive a relationship through the years.


“Apologizing well is a huge key to good long-term relationships. It brings so much healing.” - Yvonne Rainbow Teplitsky


This week on Relationships! Let’s Talk About It:

  • How longevity allows a relationship to go deeper and create foundational trust
  • Open and honest communication as a key to friendship between a couple
  • How welcoming our vulnerabilities in deep conversations fostered trust in our relationship
  • Giving each other the space to speak and using “I” statements
  • What it means to trust yourself in a relationship and advocate for what you want
  • Cherishing the good times and paying attention to your partner’s likes and preferences
  • The role of trust in moving through crises, navigating grief, and financial crises
  • Choosing each other and the partner you want to be
  • Trusting in working through challenges and how overcoming issues makes a couple stronger
  • Capturing beautiful moments, giving compliments, and the power of appreciation in long-term relationships
  • Navigating parenthood and raising a child
  • Growing together in the relationship and allowing each other to grow on their own
  • Trusting in your connection when you’re apart and not physically together


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