If you’re dreaming of building a beautiful nest where you can live with your spouse, you must build a mutual trust and understanding in your marriage. You won’t realize this dream unless each party has the desire and ability to communicate well with the other. Tell you how to do that? 1. Express your needs: Start with expressing your needs clearly and assertively and encourage your spouse to do the same. When a person feels that he/she cannot express their needs to the other person, he/she cannot trust the other. So don’t be afraid of rejection or feeling ashamed if you express your needs to your partner because a couple cannot live with each other unless they can meet each other’s needs consistently. 2. Treat well: We naturally understand and trust people who treat us nicely and show interest for us. A crucial component of good communication is showing the other that you are interested in pleasing him/her. If we add mutual respect, we will then be able to make our marriage a success. 3. Solve your problems instantly: Don’t procrastinate solving your problems because when issues don’t get unresolved, resentments develop and fester and when that happens trust is lost. 4. Learn to fight fair: You should know first that fighting is a part of any good marriage. The problem is not that couples fight but it is how they fight. Here are some important pointers to take into account to fight fair: * Keep to the issue at hand and never bring up old stuff that may be unresolved. * Never use phrases that are absolutes such as “You never” or “You always” * Never bring the other person’s family into the issue to support your case or to attack your spouse. * If the fight is getting out of hand, decide better to withdraw. * Avoid fighting later at night when you are both tired and so have less control over what to say. And again know that the key to building a strong relationship and trust is monitoring your behavior, monitoring what to say or do and having the skills to communicate well with the other.