When you are comfortable in a relationship, it is easy to inadvertently say or do things that may seem thoughtless or even suspicious to your partner. The longer you are together, the more likely that you will find yourself making mistakes that erode trust in your relationship. Once there are trust issues, every move you make can seem dubious.
Low self-esteem can be a catalyst for trust issues. Aging, having children, gaining weight, and a change in libido can negatively affect your self-perception. If you see yourself as old, overweight, and not sexually desirable, it is easy for your mind to become suspicious of every move your partner makes. Your mind may trick you into thinking, "How could anyone be faithful to someone who looks like me?" If your partner is struggling with self-esteem, it is important to be mindful of your actions so that you can try to avoid triggering these trust issues.
Loss of trust is harmful for both parties. Your partner doesn't want to question you almost as much as you don't want to be questioned. Consideration is key, even if your partner isn't struggling with self-esteem. By avoiding these common mistakes that can lead to mistrust, you can have a successful relationship.