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I Do Not Trust People Easily

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    In The Past...

    There’s a reason, I don’t trust people. I find it hard to trust them because every person I’ve ever opened up to ran away as quickly as they could. Sometimes, if a person gets too close, I push them away before they run. Do you know how much that hurts? To never get close...
    elpatitofeo elpatitofeo 18-21, F Feb 16, 2011

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    I found myself always prefer being alone

    or just with my boyfriend these days. I am very cautious and aware people's intentions. As long as I found out they have a purpose being with me, I lost interest in pursuing the friendship any further. I would like the freedom of being not attached to anyone or being anybody's...
    additionalism additionalism 31-35 Aug 30, 2014

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    People Are Difficult To Trust

    In the world we live in, its very difficult to trust people, because they will always let you down. people have desire and when they want something they do any thing to get it that what scares me. As I cannot trust my self when I have desire. people cannot be trusted that why...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 24, 2009

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    I Am Too Trusting

    Being too trusting has led me to begin mistrusting people. I think its a shame as having someone trust you is a good feeling but sadly there are people who abuse that trust and thats what happened to me. You meet people on here who are incredibly nice. People you inherently...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 17, 2013

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    I Guess

     its kind of a nasty part of me. i dont trust anyone. im always thinking of what to do when someone betrays me on EP or IRL. im always plotting.i always remind myself,that people can lie that people i consider friends the people i laugh with now,could actually hate me. i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 24, 2009

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    I Need Trust To Be Built

    When I first came to EP I was overly trusting and I took everyone at face value. I made a lot of friends that way but I also attracted some people that i would never consider true friends, and I even attracted a stalker and his friends. I don't trust people any longer and it...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 1 Response May 13, 2011

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    But Eventually I Do

    It just takes a guy like me who has been burned so many times a little more time to make sure people are trustworthy these days, that's all.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 4, 2011

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    I sometimes wonder which is worse? Trusting too easily and being burned or not trusting and being alone/lonely?
    True2myHeart True2myHeart 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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    I trust people I've never met before. I give everyone the benefit of the doubt. The only exception is when people have violated my trust previously. If you've ever lied to me or...
    PhilosophicalCoder13 PhilosophicalCoder13 16-17, M 21 hrs ago

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    I've trusted so many people who lied to me, hurt me, used me, and left me. Why can't I just not care?
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Jan 17

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    I feel like we can never trust anyone now with all the social media and all....People confess to their "friend" and their friend is all like "I would NEVER tell that to anyone...
    skittlesjkayle skittlesjkayle 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    People only look out for themselves in a cruel world. Leaving the innocent shocked and alone. I think I have serious trust issues and will ultimately spend my life alone due to...
    weezeey weezeey 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I don't know how i do it, i just can...i guess its a useful skill to have.
    TheKidInTheCorner TheKidInTheCorner 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    you are like a wind so close yet so far I can feel you yet I can't touch you come to me feel me be with me take me I can feel the cold am crying out loud hear me now stop...
    lostintropics lostintropics 26-30, F Jan 10

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    some broken hearts are not supposed to mend..
    lostintropics lostintropics 26-30, F Jan 13

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    Unless I know the person really well I probably won't be the one to walk up and say hi. Two reasons why. 1. I don't want to embarrass myself. 2. They might not want to talk to me...
    Girlinpink0075 Girlinpink0075 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    After one of my friends started "dating" my crush as a joke, I can't trust people easily now. I trusted her to help me get him, but she ended up dating him as a joke. They were...
    hondurananonymous hondurananonymous 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I trust people easily, too easily, even though I've been disappointed by people who used to be my friends. I just want to believe that no one truly is a bad person. I keep faith in...
    PaleRaven PaleRaven 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    After things that have made me learn I do not trust anyone easily. In fact I have trust issues. Because the fact is even if you trust whoever it is like your boyfriend or...
    vaashapenin vaashapenin 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I dont know if I should or not?..Im so guarded,I always over think everything and I do have a pretty negative view of people in general I always question peoples motives,I dont...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 17 Responses Jan 2

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    I do... and I don't... Like, I think my problem is that I trust people TO much. I put my complete trust into some people, tell them everything, and put faith into them, just for...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    when i say "anyone" i mean like it is pretty intense... i guess we can go back to my parents again and blame them but i don't feel like going down that route so this post i will...
    Anaihsohs Anaihsohs 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I completely agree. I'm tired of trusting people, just to get let down and hurt. I'm tired of respecting people who don't deserve it or who disrespect me. I have a policy I made...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I told my friend I will likely never have a significant other anyway. Friend: why? Me:Because I have trouble enough with trusting friends. Friend: How come? Me: I don't know...
    YeahthatsMylife YeahthatsMylife 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I find it really hard to trust people, especially men. I was bullied and ignored a lot at school and I had a hard time making and keeping friends - kids only bothered with me when...
    Chaosforthefly Chaosforthefly 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I recently got out of an abusive relationship and I have trust issues to begin with. Unfortunately, the relationship made them worse. I'm not interested in a relationship and it...
    TheWicked TheWicked 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 2

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    My Cousin - So one of my female cousins (it's not the one who abused me, but she's from the same side of the family as him [in fact his mom is her aunt]) told me months ago that I...
    BroadwayDreamer16 BroadwayDreamer16 16-17, F Jan 9

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    I have a hard time trusting people in relationships because let's face it a lot of people can say they love you but their actions say otherwise,so what is a girl to do,they can...
    lizmcfee lizmcfee 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I had a horrible friend through junior high and high school, i opened up and told a lot about myself...my dreams .. my desires..my future...my fantasies. ..everything...little did...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I don't trust people probably never will Iv been fuckkked over to much now it's all dark
    maskmagic maskmagic 70+, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    even though I still let myself trust people I shouldn't. I like the feeling that someone cares even when they really don't. I'll let them tear me apart if it means I can feel like...
    SarcasticBadger SarcasticBadger 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    I've been lied to and I've been hurt a lot throughout my life. I worry that I will never be able to trust people again. I'm afraid to bring new people into my life, I'm afraid to...
    smileyryley smileyryley 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 3

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    I want to meet more trustworthy people here. Chat with me?
    Elayla Elayla 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I have trouble trusting people now because of this...
    EyelessGlitch EyelessGlitch 13-15, F 6 Responses Jan 10

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    I can't stand being treated like crap and being lied to my husband and I are married for 20 years and shouldn't have for the longest time he is not loyal and a conniving creep I'm...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I hate it when people try to act friendly and then talk behind my back no wonder I have trust issues.
    sham17 sham17 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    I don't know why some people don't get jealous at least once from a situation with their girlfriend/boyfriend. you never know what could possibly happen. I'll be honest, I'm cold...
    vaashapenin vaashapenin 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am a closed book; i'm hard to read as I contain everything within myself. I find it hard to open up to people because i fear rejection or betrayal, and i'm a private person...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    When I first started dating my boyfriend I really didn't trust him... My mind would have these wild thoughts of how he was cheating on me and I used to think I would never be able...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Good evening everyone. This is my experience. I'm not sure anyone has gone through this before. But any thoughts would be welcome. I started dating online. I met a girl she called...
    Jonathan50 Jonathan50 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 10

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    I don't trust easily anymore because I found out that a few of my close/best friends talked behinds back, also I've told them secrets that I wish nobody else would know.. The next...
    HighHopes811 HighHopes811 16-17, F Jan 4

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    I don't trust anyone because it is more easier to just be to yourself instead of getting hurt by people that are suppose to be part of your life. I know things are slightly...
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    I literally struggle to trust men since i had been sexual abused by father,sexual harrasment by stupid police..domestic voilence by ex.. Some ignorant people talk like victims are...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    It's hard for me to trust other women it really is.Most women and girls ive met havent been the nicest to me,so i usually trust men more easily.The only girl i trust to a certain...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Everyone leaves eventually, nothing last forever. I tend to push away people that could actually end up being really good friends for me because I get scared. I don't like being...
    moshinocherryxx moshinocherryxx 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    when people cancels plans at the last minute! nothing angers me more than that! like duh dont make plans w/ me.