It may sound backwards at first, but the data is clear — couples who have defined, shared boundaries regarding interactions with people of the opposite sex have fewer trust issues than those who don’t.
Think of it like installing a fence around the backyard before letting young kids out to play. The fence sets a perimeter that both keeps out unwanted dangers while allowing kids the freedom to know what space is safe for unrestricted fun.
Of couples who don’t have established boundaries, most have a higher level of distrust both of their spouse and of themselves regarding the opposite sex. And 76% of them think they should set up boundaries. We’d love to help you guys in that process!
For more tools on establishing and rebuilding lost trust, check out the following resources:
- Article: 5 Powerfully Simple Ways to Rebuild Trust
- Quiz: Are We Going to Make it?
- Episode 433: Setting Up Guardrails
Resources (books & online workshops) at the ONE Extraordinary Marriage store