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Trust Within Close Interpersonal Relationships Scale

by Rempel, Holmes & Zanna

Directions: indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements as they relate to someone with whom you have a close interpersonal relationship.

  1. My partner has proven to be trustworthy and I am willing to let him/her engage in activities which other partners find too threatening.
    Strongly disagree                 Strongly agree
  2. Even when I don’t know how my partner will react, I feel comfortable telling him/her anything about myself, even those things of which I am ashamed.
    Strongly disagree                 Strongly agree
  3. Though times may change and the future is uncertain, I know my partner will always be ready and willing to offer me strength and support.
    Strongly disagree                 Strongly agree
  4. I am never certain that my partner won’t do something that I dislike or will embarrass me.
    Strongly disagree                 Strongly agree
  5. My partner is very unpredictable. I never know how he/she is going to act from one day to the next.
    Strongly disagree                 Strongly agree
  6. I feel very uncomfortable when my partner has to make decisions which will affect me personally.
    Strongly disagree                 Strongly agree
  7. I have found that my partner is unusually dependable, especially when it comes to things which are important to me.
    Strongly disagree                 Strongly agree
  8. My partner behaves in a very consistent manner.
    Strongly disagree                 Strongly agree
  9. Whenever we have to make an important decision in a situation we have never encountered before, I know my partner will be concerned about my welfare.
    Strongly disagree                 Strongly agree
  10. Even if I have no reason to expect my partner to share things with me, I still feel certain that he/she will.
    Strongly disagree                 Strongly agree
  11. I can rely on my partner to react in a positive way when I expose my weaknesses to him/her.
    Strongly disagree                 Strongly agree
  12. When I share my problems with my partner, I know he/she will respond in a loving way even before I say anything.
    Strongly disagree                 Strongly agree
  13. I am certain that my partner would not cheat on me, even if the opportunity arose and there was no chance that he/she would get caught.
    Strongly disagree                 Strongly agree
  14. I sometimes avoid my partner because he/she is unpredictable and I fear saying or doing something which might create conflict.
    Strongly disagree                 Strongly agree
  15. I can rely on my partner to keep the promises he/she makes to me.
    Strongly disagree                 Strongly agree
  16. When I am with my partner, I feel secure in facing unknown new situations.
    Strongly disagree                 Strongly agree
  17. Even when my partner makes excuses which sound rather unlikely, I am confident that he/she is telling the truth.
    Strongly disagree                 Strongly agree

Disclaimer:

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