There are a variety of reasons why guys have trust issues, which can range stem from insecurity to infidelity in past relationships. When guys have trust issues, we typically handle them by becoming controlling and questioning everything. Learn why guys have trust issues and how you can help him overcome them.
Cheating in a past relationship
The most common reason for guys to have trust issues is due to cheating in a past relationship. When cheating occurs, it betrays our basic trust with someone that we were with intimately. While you may not have been the one that cheated one him, he will always remember what it felt like and how betrayed he felt. You can work through his trust issues by talking to him how you feel about cheating and why you would never cheat on him. If you were cheated on in the past, share the experience with him so that he knows that you had the same experience and understand what it feels like.
Is he insecure?
Insecurity is the another common reason for trust issues within a relationship. Insecure guys will always compare themselves to every other guy that you encounter. This type of mental state leads him to think that you possibly have feelings for every guy you come across and that you don't value him. Unfortunately, insecurity is not easily fixed. If you still want to be with him, you need to understand why he is insecure and ask him how you both can move past it.
You gave him a reason
Have you ever told a serious lie to your boyfriend? Trust is a learned behavior that builds up over time and can fall down much quicker than it was built up. If you lied to him in the past, he may have trouble trusting you again. This can happen even if the lie happened a long time ago.
You cheated on him
If you cheated on him in the past and he still decided to date you, he will always have trust issues with you. Cheating ruins a relationship quickly because it is very hard to trust after it occurs. However, cheating happens for a variety of reasons. If you both cheated, he still may not trust you, but you can reassure him that it won't happen again and that it was an equal action. However, cheating almost always leads to the end of a relationship because it promotes unhealthy behavior.
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