Any relationship that is not based on genuine trust can not go far. This applies in all categories of alliances and partnerships whether they are business, political, religious or social. A marriage is a very important unit of any society. Therefore, trust between husband and wife is very necessary for the well being of any particular family and the community at large.
Marriages whose spouses live in full trust with each other are like pillars. Their stability is unquestionable. Such relationships can withstand any kind of storm. No amount of trouble or challenge can break the fibers of a marriage that is based on trust between the husband and wife. Within an environment of trust, people live in freedom.
When husbands and wives live open lives before each other, then they enjoy liberty in their relationships. They do not fear each other because they have no secrets. They have nothing to hide. Even when one of the spouses does something wrong, because of the trust and the freedom they have with each other, they are able to resolve without much friction and forgive one another sincerely.
Mistrust has stalled many marriage relationships. Therefore, my advice is that all spouses should live openly and sincerely with each other. Avoid selfishness, secrets and hidden agendas in your marriage. Regardless of each other's weaknesses, learn to put up with one another. Do not intimidate or threaten your spouse. Allow love and freedom to exist in your relationship. Forgiveness is a very important ingredient in your marriage. If your spouse knows that you will sincerely forgive, then I do not expect any cover up or secrets which are the major contributors of mistrust.