Trust is a funny word. Trust and respect go hand in hand for me. If I have a hard time trusting someone, then I don’t respect them. I feel that if someone can’t keep my trust that it shows the depth of their maturity. You either trust your word to be safe with someone, or you don't. The way I start to trust someone is by testing them; giving them information that seems vulnerable to me and see what they do with it. In my addiction, I played by the rules of "No Honor Amongst Thieves", that way I didn’t leave myself open to getting let down. Now in recovery, I try to be trustworthy and typically people trust me before I trust them. With that being said, when I feel the need to have someone be a "Man (Or, Women) of their Word" they already know their words has been safe with me. Trust is a tricky word that doesn’t come cheap with me.