This post was inspired by the novel The Idea of Him by Holly Peterson. Allie thought she had the perfect husband, until she finds him and another woman in a compromising position in their own apartment. Join From Left to Write in April as we discuss The Idea of Him. Join us for a live chat with Holly on April 3. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.
First I want to thank Kelly from Cupcake Kelly’s for exposing me to the From Left to Write Book Club. Because of her book review posts I was inspired to join the club myself! For those that are not familiar with From Left to Write, it is an online book club. Each month I get to read a book and post a review on my blog. The review isn’t a traditional review where I would say why or why not I like the book but instead I get to talk about something in the book the resonated with me and share it with you!
This month I read The Idea of Him by Holly Peterson. There were many parts of the story line that resonated with me, some of them brought up some bad memories and hit a little too close to home to be honest. Instead of talking about those, I am instead going to talk about trust.
In the book, the main character Allie, finds herself in a situation where she can no longer trust those who were once in her inner circle. Unfortunately, I can completely identify with that. There is a reason why I am divorced after all.
Thinking about the reasons why I got divorced from B’s Dad got me thinking about my current relationship with Chris. There are a lot of things that I love about Chris and our relationship together but above all the most important thing that we have together is our trust in each other.
Because of the trust we have with each other I am able to expose my real self to him. I also know that he will always be honest with me (even if he is sometimes too honest). And I know that he wouldn’t ever do anything to jeopardize our relationship. All of which makes me feel very safe and secure.
All of that might seem simple and it is but that doesn’t mean that trust is commonplace in all relationships. I am sure we have all had friendships or romantic relationships that were void of trust and because of which they came to an end or never really flourished. Healthy relationships can not exist without trust.
So let’s celebrate the relationships that we have in our lives that are full of trust!
Who do you have in your life that you can 100% trust?
Have you experienced a relationship that had a breakdown in trust?