Personal Relationships. Some people trust others too much, while a few seem to have not trust at all. Either stance is wrong and leads to some kind of trouble.
As we grow in our Twelve Step orogramme, we learn the truth about trust. We can trust others if our expectations aren’t too high. We have to remember, however, that as human beings they can fail us. However, it’s also unrealistic to be suspicious of everyone. The truth is that most people aren’t out to get us or to hurt us. They are pursuing their own interests, just as we must do.
As we grow emotionally, we come to see that we have less difficulty trusting others. We no longer make outrageous demands on them or stretch their patience to the limits. We also realize that there are many times when we can work cooperatively with everybody’s interests in mind.
I’ll think realistically about others today, being careful not to expect either too much or too little from them. I’ll certainly not expect more from them than I could reasonably expect from myself.