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 * Naive 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.