Daring to Trust: Opening Ourselves to Real Love and Intimacy

Join us on WednesdayAugust 9th, August 10th, 5.30pm-6.30pm for a Discussion & Signing with Dave Richo! The event is free. Come, meet the author and get your book signed!

Daring to Trust offers key insights and practical exercises for exploring and addressing our trust issues. In this book, we learn how to build trust, how to recognize a trustworthy person, how to work with our fears around trusting, and how to rebuild trust after a breach or infidelity.

Some people are trustworthy and some fail or betray us. Our path of mindfulness and loving-kindness is to receive loyalty with appreciation and to handle betrayal by expressing our feelings while not retaliating. We ourselves, in any case, can make a personal commitment to be trustworthy in all our dealings no matter how others treat us. We can’t trust everyone but everyone can trust us.

This book is mainly about trust in relationships. However, there are chapters on the three other directions trust can take: We can learn to trust ourselves, to trust reality, that is, to trust what happens to us, and to trust a higher power than ourselves. These four types of trust not only contribute to having healthy relationships but are also the foundation of emotional wellbeing and freedom from fear.

David Richo, Ph.D., M.F.T., is a psychotherapist, teacher, workshop leader, and writer who works in Santa Barbara and San Francisco California. He combines Jungian, transpersonal, and mythic perspectives in his work.


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