Daring to Trust by David Richo
Opening Ourselves to Real Love and Intimacy

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Most relationship problems are essentially trust issues, explains psychotherapist David Richo. Whether it’s fear of commitment, insecurity, jealousy, or a tendency to be controlling, the real obstacle is a fundamental lack of trust—both in ourselves and in our partner.

Daring to Trust offers key insights and practical exercises for exploring and addressing our trust issues in relationships. Topics include:

   • How we learn early in life to trust others (or not to trust them)
   • Why we fear trusting
   • Developing greater trust in ourselves as the basis for trusting others
   • How to know if someone is trustworthy
   • Naïve trust vs. healthy, adult trust
   • What to do when trust is broken


Ultimately, Richo explains, we must develop trust in four directions: toward ourselves, toward others, toward life as it is, and toward a higher power or spiritual path. These four types of trust are not only the basis of healthy relationships, they are also the foundation of emotional well-being and freedom from fear.
 

About David Richo

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David Richo, PhD, is a psychotherapist, teacher, writer, and workshop leader whose work emphasizes the benefits of mindfulness and loving-kindness in personal growth and emotional well-being. He is the author of numerous books, including How to Be an Adult in Relationships and The Five Things We Cannot Change. He lives in Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California.
 
Published December 14, 2010 by Shambhala. 192 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Romance, Parenting & Relationships, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Trust is not a feeling. It begins as a belief about the other, explains Richo (When the Past Is Present), a longtime therapist and author who transforms his kindly advice into an easy-to-understand

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Spirituality & Practice

Instead of plunging into this dark abyss, our trust can move in four directions: we can trust ourselves, others, reality, and a higher power.

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