Sometimes "I believe in you" Is Bigger Than "I love you"

Sometimes "I believe in you" Is Bigger Than "I love you"
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by the psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 28 July, 2022

Sometimes “I believe in you and trust you” is worth more to us than an “I love you”. At the end of the day, love is nothing more than a label when it’s not accompanied by meaningful acts that validate it. Actions that will reinforce the bond with care and attention. Thus, few phrases have more value than “I believe in you. I’m here.”

All of these affective dynamics are encompassed in what we now call “trust psychology.” Far from being a new field of behavioral sciences and the study of the personality, we’re referring to a discipline a few years in the making. Thus, something these studies have proven is that few things impact the brain as positively as perceiving that we have unconditional support from the people we love.

When you establish a significant bond with someone, be it a romantic relationship or a friendship, there’s one thing you tend to value most. What reinforces this bond is trusting absolutely and unconditionally in that person. If this doesn’t happen, if you at some point perceive a lack of harmony or a void in this trust, something will begin to crumble inside of you.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.