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I Don't Trust Easily Anymore

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    Trust Is

    A giftTrusting people use to come easily for me, but I have change.Life has left me shy to trust. I do not fully agree that trust must be earned, but after I know a person trust is a gift I give to them. My trust has been broken to many times to blindly trust again.So if you...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    The Best Intentions

    The scorpion said to the frog, "let me hop on your back while you cross the river". The frog said, "why would I want to do that, you will sting me and I'll die". The scorpion replied, "that is silly, if I did that, we would both drown and die". "O.K. hop on" the frog said...
    Amantcul Amantcul 51-55, M 4 Responses Jun 6, 2013

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    "I distrust camels and anyone else

    who can go a week without a drink" Joe E Elwis
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M Jun 27

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    I've had a couple of bad relationships.

    One that continued on and off for four years and the second was to try and convince myself I was over the first one. The first guy constantly cheated, treated me like crap and was generally an ***. The second guy cheated and got with my best friend and I never heard from either...
    kiara95 kiara95 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    The Death Of Pollyanna...

    Maybe this is just an experience that comes with living. Maybe I got here so late because I married young and therefore got my delusions later in life. But I'm coming to learn that people aren't often what they portray themselves to be. And the Perpetual Pollyanna finally...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 24, 2012

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    Remember God

    Have you ever felt something so pressing on your Heart; That you just couldn't keep it in any longer? That you want to share with someone just to be relieved of this burden you carry around with you? You want it to be OUT and gone; maybe you want to feel less guilty. Maybe you...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2012

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    I think it's so crazy how there are billions of

    people in the world yet it's so hard to find one trust worthy person lmfao
    mamitaaa mamitaaa 22-25, F 10 Responses Jun 4

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    After what I've been through with relationships,

    It's hard to trust anymore. When I try to start one I doubt them and I think anything they're saying is a lie. Not calling all gals liars. I'm just super paranoid now and I don't know how to get rid of it. ><
    MacgyverSmith MacgyverSmith 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    It is good to trust and be deceived

    than not to trust at all.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Aug 15

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    Fool Me Once, Shame On You...

    Fool me twice, shame on me. I won't go into a lot of detail, because I've shared a lot of it in other posts, but I've been married twice.   My first wife was verbally and emotionally abusive.  When she finally had me beaten down and near suicide, she started...
    IndyNudist IndyNudist 46-50, M 23 Responses May 7, 2008

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    my trust in people is

    so beyond broken that I really don't see anyone ever wanting to put up with me long enough to gain it
    SunshineH316 SunshineH316 22-25, F Aug 27

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    Lies, Lies, and more Lies.

    I got out of a relationship at the beginning of August. I was in it since March, but the guy said he wasn't happy the last two months we were together. He said that he was, but he lied for two months straight about being happy. It made me feel bad because I felt like I wasn't a...
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 6 Responses Sep 16

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    I Have Problems

    trusting people. Major problems. Probably because every time I trusted someone, up until this year, I was betrayed. So now, I just wait for people I 'let in' to turn on me and hurt me. I know I need to get over it, but how do you get over 19 years of hurt? How do you trust when...
    Treval Treval 22-25, F 4 Responses May 11, 2007

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    I have a very hard time opening up to people

    for that exact reason. And if I do open up to tell someone, something personal, then I will not tell them the full details. I find myself not telling the same person all my personal details either, so I may tell one friend a private story or ask for advice but then when...
    sammy0216 sammy0216 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    I honestly can't trust anyone

    that easily anymore. You would think that every word that came out a person mouth is the truth but sadly it's bullshit and lies.
    HumanError31 HumanError31 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Love is for suckers. You fall

    for someone and they treat you like **** anyway. You don't know it because they always the say right things you want to hear. You don't know what they do when you're not with them. It's called trust. I just don't believe in that word. What's another word for trust?
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M Sep 21

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    To people who read my posts they are probably

    used to the fact that I never send out any negative vibes, but there's a first time for all. I have learnt that trust is a very valuable thing, I should think a hundred times before giving it away. I've always thought I can easily judge who to trust and who not to. Today I was...
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    Truth....

    There is "LIE " in BELIEVE There is "OVER"in LOVER There is "END"in FRIEND There is "EX"in NEXT There is "US" inTRUST And "IF"in LIFE ......
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 19, 2013

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    Thank You....

    Thank you for breaking my trust, my confidence, my everything that I put in you. Thank you for breaking me so bad, that I can never trust someone as fully as I trusted you. You gave me a lesson that I will carry along with me for the rest of my life. People really can't be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 30, 2010

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    You've got to find that right person to trust

    and their hard to come by these days.
    Living2Heights Living2Heights 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    Walls

    They are there, every minute of every day. Keeping our soul and heart safe. Protecting us from anyone that invades our space.  We should be able to have our own space, a place to retreat, that is our own. We can't share this space, it's holds our sanity.  It's a protector...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 10, 2012

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    Used to. But even those

    who swore to never lie or betray you and "you can trust them" change. I've learnt to build a wall up and to be wise. Even with those I love
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45, T 3 Responses Oct 12

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    I am always timid after all the crap thats

    happened to me with people hurting me or breaking my trust,so now i am wary of what i say and whom i talk to...
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F Aug 27

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    This Girl

    This poem was actually written by a young teenager, I felt it was appropriate for this group. I love this poem: She Has Secrets You'll Never Know Or Understand, She Appears So Strong On The Outside, But On The Inside Her World Is Spinning Upside Down. Shes Smiling And Standing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 10, 2012

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    I have trouble trusting people cause I have

    been hurt so much in the past...I want to trust again but they usually turn on me and hurt me
    CountryBabs321 CountryBabs321 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I've trusted a lot of peolple

    but they always fail me. : ( I thought they understand me but it turned it they talk bad things about me behind my back.
    HwangNeulRin HwangNeulRin 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    He called, Anger in his voice.

    Bitterness through the phone leaks into me. He's not the same. He says all I do is complain. who wouldn't? This will never work out. He's the laziest I've ever seen him. A body with no soul, no cares in the world. I hadn't cried in days and as soon as he began to speak, his...
    CrypticJan CrypticJan 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    I've had people I've known my whole life do

    wrong by me. Why would I trust you and I just met you .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Aug 27

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    lmyrical lmyrical 18-21, F May 30

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    I learned in life not to be

    so trusting and that nobody is perfect, there's good and bad in all of us so don't be so hard on people.
    kissssmykiki kissssmykiki 22-25, F Jul 30

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    rawan99 rawan99 13-15, F Apr 26

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    Ah, trust, this is a thing some people think

    should be offered at first meeting until the prize is abused, then it should be taken away and re-earned.I have always been of the thought that trust is always earned and never given until it is proven that the receiver is worthy.Once broken though this would be the hardest...
    Factorial Factorial 51-55, M 4 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    Trust is something really hard to earn

    but people around don't seem to care about it anymore.
    bengisu bengisu 16-17, F 6 Responses Jan 4

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    Society & Such

    Soon after changing my appearance to suit what I like (aka cutting my hair short and dying it red), I realized how ****** up society is. Back when I had long, blonde hair, a bunch of people called me pretty. Random strangers would walk up to me and say they liked my hair, etc. A...
    ariadnewalsh ariadnewalsh 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    Hi EP: Ever since I got out of a bad

    relationship months ago, I question the motives of any guy that comes my way. The guy that I currently like was no exception. I didn't know if he was genuine or just trying to play me. Well, I found out that he was genuinely into me, but in the process of figuring that out, I...
    SunMoonBeing SunMoonBeing 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I trust no one sad but true i have had my fair

    share of people breaking my trust, and making a fool out of me, so now i call the shots, i protect myself by building up walls, i get on fine with others but don't expect me to open up my heart or trust you openly... i have yet to meet a trust worthy person who could make me...
    TrueBlueyes TrueBlueyes 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I used to give my trust to many people.

    But now I don't even know who to trust. My heart has been shattered too many times to be loved.
    kissmelokeyouwannabeloved kissmelokeyouwannabeloved 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 6

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    The Battle

    I feel like I'm constantly fighting a battle within. On one hand I'm so much stronger now because of my past. I've learned so much about myself and how to like me and how to be happy with me. I've learned to enjoy the little things and to appreciate anything that anyone offers...
    Wurkoutgurl Wurkoutgurl 36-40, F 6 Responses May 14, 2013

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    I'm distrusting most of the time

    unless hypo manic. Having some kind of mood illness makes life complicated. There are a lot of inconsistencies about my personality. I am only consistently inconsistent. But I noticed that sometimes I reveal too much I think but there are certain things I won't dwell on or talk...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 2

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    the most expensive thing in the world is trust.

    It can take years to earn and just a matter of second to lose. -_-
    ElizabethSwannTurner ElizabethSwannTurner 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    I Wonder!

    I wonder if he's telling the truth? I wonder if it's all in my mind? I wonder if he thinks of me? I wonder why he doesn't know I think of him? I wonder what would happen if I told him? I wonder why our life revolves around love? I wonder what would be if he knew the real me...
    maxwell maxwell 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 12, 2007

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    After taking a week off from school

    and work, which I really couldn't afford, to spend time with an ex boyfriend of mine who resides in a different state I have come to the realization that I really can't trust anyone. This world is full of greedy, selfish, corrupt individuals that are only looking for their next...
    pinkjag pinkjag 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    I actually fully trust anyone.

    Not my family, not my friends, and not the woman I love. Only towards my family is my distrust with mild malice.
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T 1 Response Sep 24

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    Its really hard to trust someone nowadays.

    You may think they have good intentions, but hey, they will just use you and then keep u hangin'. Yeah thats life ppl. Thats life! 😔
    Livelovelaugh92 Livelovelaugh92 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 5

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    Untrust The Trust

    The very moment you let go and began to relax is the moment everything in your life bares all. Trust is a feeling of security, and anything breaking that spins your life and esteem into something not only unimaginable, but causes feelings of anxiety, fear which ultimately leads...
    exoticlotus21 exoticlotus21 26-30, F 4 Responses May 31, 2013

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    hey all ! ... this is important

    and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i expected people will help me out from my heart broken stage and yes to maximum extend people helped, thanks a lot... then i began...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    Trust Only God

    I can honestly say I don't trust anyone anymore. I have been through too much in the last few years, and before that. I find the only one I can trust is God. I have been hurt and let down too many times.............the way the world is now, and as much as I would love to trust...
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    I am like the Catholic Church I only give

    people a page or two to interpret but no one gets to read the whole book.
    Legionicula Legionicula 36-40, M Aug 12

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    buttney buttney 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    It's not people I don't trust,

    it's relationships and friendships. The people themselves are usually fine, it's easy to find people you can trust once you know what lies look like before you see them. And people that are willing to support you tend to start from the start. But I find that when ever I get...
    NoJuanNose NoJuanNose 22-25, F Jul 5

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    I learned the hard way in losing trust in my

    parents. Last week during an argument, my dad claimed:" I could care less about you, my mom died already, there's no worse feeling. I can lose anything and it doesn't matter. You and your mom and your sister do not scare me, and neither does authority..." It feels that my dad...
    confusedsoul88 confusedsoul88 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Sober Talk

    I never trusted easily to begin with. Its hard for me to open up to anyone. When i found EP i was in heaven. The freedom that this place gave me was refreshing. A place where i can just be me. Sober or not- it didnt matter. I didnt think id make any close friends on here but i...
    ViviChelise ViviChelise 26-30, F 35 Responses Jun 26, 2010

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