Going Deep: How to Repair a Broken Relationship and Renew Trust

In this week’s episode, we’re bringing you an often-requested topic: How do you repair a broken relationship and renew the trust?

Once you’ve been broken, betrayed, lied to, or cheated on — whatever it is — betrayal is betrayal. And once you feel like your trust has been broken, it can feel like a daunting task to get back to a healthy, thriving relationship.

So, in this episode, we have three easy tips to help you restore all your trust in your partnership. We talk about our own experiences rebuilding trust; some listeners’ and friends’ experiences with rebuilding trust; and we give you many practical, actionable tips on how to apply these tips to your life ASAP.

Before tuning into this episode, we highly recommend you take a listen to our previous Going Deep episodes on our story and how we rebuilt trust in our relationship.


Topics Discussed:

[2:00] About today’s ‘going deep’ episode!

[3:40] A recap of our story and how far we’ve come in rebuilding trust.

[6:43] The importance of showing up and doing the work.

[8:11] Our journey of rebuilding trust, including the ups and downs.

[12:55] Sophie’s perspective after our third major bump in the road and how we got back on the road to regaining trust.

[15:20] Our first tip: do the work yourself.

[24:27] Don’t worry about the time it takes to regain trust. Be open to self-growth and improvement.

[25:18] You need action behind the broken trust — not just promises and statements.

[25:48] How do you know when the trust has been rebuilt?

[27:13] Our next tip: Decide to forgive or be forgiven.

[29:30] Sophie explains the feeling associated with letting go when she was coming to terms with everything.

[30:11] The importance of being clear about your intentions from the very beginning.

[30:26] Our third tip (that was one of the most important aspects of our healing): “Leaning in.”

[35:16] Another important tip: Do the work at the same time.

[36:20] The ultimate apology: Acceptance and taking responsibility.

[38:08] How to apply all of these tips into your own life today.

[39:09] Screenshot this podcast, tag us, and tell us about your experience!

Mentioned in this Episode:

“Going Deep: Our Story of Infidelity, Sex Addiction, Trust, and Love”

“Going Deep: Learning to Heal and Rebuild Trust After Relationship Trauma”

“Getting Personal: Lacy & Darrell”

“Getting Personal: The Journey & the Struggle, Following Up with Lacy & Darrell”

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