A firm belief that someone or something is reliable, honest, effective, etc. is called trust. Trust has two dimensions – human as well as non-human. At human level, trust means to believe that somebody is good, sincere, honest, responsible, etc. and will not try to harm or trick you. At non-human level, trust means to believe that something is genuine, efficient, dependable, etc. and will not work faultily. Trust deficit means deficiency in trustworthiness of someone/something.
Research claims that open and frequent communication is the quality of strong and united families. Communication has two aspects, speaking and listening. Speaking means conveying ideas and feelings while listening means receiving ideas and feelings, i.e., giving heed to the speaker’s words. Getting into the nitty-gritty, speaking requires honesty whereas listening demands faithfulness. Family communication, in a few words, is a single process demanding two platforms – honest speaking and faithful listening. The upholding of both the platforms simultaneously is essential to cultivate a healthy and united family.
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