A total breach of trust can take your breath away because it violates a sacred bond between two people.
There was a connection that was solid and true, but all of a sudden something happened that appeared to violate everything the relationship was built on.
Here is an example of a trust violation from my experience.
I was Mike’s boss, and we had a relationship built on trust. Mike was a manager in my Division. We had been together a long time, and I knew him well. Mike knew that I always put a high premium on honest communication, so when I heard a rumor that he was having an inappropriate relationship with a female employee reporting to him, I could not believe it.
After all, Mike was an upstanding pillar of the community with a wife and four kids. He was also the leader of a large bible study…
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