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I Don't Trust Easily

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    Getting Better

    Im getting better at letting people in and trusting them. It was a big issue coz of the hurt i experienced in my past but now i can do it more freely.
    NiRiada NiRiada 22-25, F Mar 25, 2008

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    I Don't Trust Easily

    I just don't. Not a single one of my friends (or family) know more than the most general things about me. I come off as very open and honest, since I'm a bit of a clown and can seem pretty shallow. And that's the way I try to keep it. Not a single one of them knows a single...
    petohtel petohtel 22-25 Nov 24, 2013

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    I Don't Trust Easily

    Growing up, I've seen nothing but negativity, pain, and betrayal. In response, I have closed myself off to the world while being open to the dwindling positiveness.  In few cases have I seen things worth giving my trust and hope in.  So, despite my last story and my screaming...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 15, 2012

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    I Don't Have Anything To Hide.

    No I do not trust easily, ha....or at all    :PAnd that's my biggest downfall.
    complexitykills complexitykills 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2011

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    Oh But When I Do...I Trust Hard

    If you have earned my trust friend, you have earned it from someone who has the physical and emotional scars to back up his play. I am not saying you should feel special, I am your equal. You should just know someone who wants to, but simply can't trust many, took notice of your...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 26, 2011

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    Too Many Mistakes.

    I used to trust everyone with everything. I believed that people deserved to be trusted unless they proved otherwise. Clearly, I was very naive. I got screwed over. A lot. Now, I only trust one person. Barely. My boyfriend. We've been together for almost 9 months, but I still don...
    alibrookex alibrookex 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2011

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    It's a Privilege

    In my mind, trust is something that must be earned. I don't trust easily although I do have a lot of trust in those who are close to me who have proved themselves. I trust my man 110% because he deserves it
    usafsweetheart usafsweetheart 18-21 2 Responses Mar 6, 2009

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    My Double-standard.

     I don't Trust easily at all. I always assume most people I know will end up betraying me one way or another. I've been back stabbed by so many friends in the past it's ridiculous. Thankfully I've learned to pick my friends better and learned which ones really were my true...
    InsanelyMe08 InsanelyMe08 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 16, 2009

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    Sometimes it seems like people demand trust

    from me. How about no? Why would anyone think that they're just entitled to someone else's trust? Then act as though you should feel bad because you didn't trust them...It's more like they prove I was right to not give them my trust.
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 May 13

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    I realized some people don't want to listen to

    you to help,but cause they are sadists....
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I Have Never Trusted People Easily Since I Was A Young Child

    I have never trusted very well and it goes back to abuse from a very young child or toddler... the night I signed up to ASCA I wondered if I should trust - I got a taxi but the whole way I was edgy and I rang my mum fearful of what I might find when I got there... she told me...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F May 31, 2011

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    People Trust Me, Before I Trust Them

    I never tell too much about myself. Even with my close friends, they know enough about me to put on either an index card or 1 sheet of paper. That's it. On the other hand, people find it VERY EASY to confide in me about all their weaknesses and issues. They'll give me a tidal...
    RitaRee RitaRee 22-25, F 2 Responses May 1, 2012

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    I Don't Have To.

    For a long time, I thought that I didn't trust people because they were unreliable at best; malicious at worst.  I felt that in order to feel safe and confident about my emotional and physical well-being, I needed to maintain distance and avoid opening myself to them.  I have...
    RascallyRabbit RascallyRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 19, 2011

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    I Use to

    People will lie to get what they want. They will tell you whatever you what ever you want to hear. So now I always second guess what ever anyone tells me until they have proven their trustworthiness.
    LateNightGuy LateNightGuy 41-45, M 17 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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    My Mom Always Said

    to never trust anyone you're not sure of.For some reason, I interpretd it the wrong way.Now, I can't trust anyone to help me or hold my stuff. I wish I could trust people better.
    DiscretelyAnonymous DiscretelyAnonymous 13-15, F Aug 6, 2009

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    I Wish I Could Trust

    I have a hard time trusting people.  I have a harder time taking people seriously, I tend to see people as idiots.  When I meet someone, I never share to much about myself until I've known them for awhile.  I have a hard time making friends and having normal...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 9, 2008

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    My Past, Present and Wondering About My Future

    My past has made me so untrusting. I always keep an eye out. Always wonder what he is doing. This is hurting my relationship. He doesnt make it any easier for me. I am tired of being this way. I have decided FUKC it I am going to do whats best for me. If someone lies and hurts me...
    MiseducatedChik MiseducatedChik 26-30, F Jun 25, 2008

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    A Clever Man Once Said...

    To trust in anyone completely, is to be a fool!!!
    wishing1well wishing1well 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 14, 2008

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    I Can't

    I haven't ever been hurt by anyone *not badly enough to give up on trust* but I think I'm afraid to let someone in and connect with them out of fear that they will damage my trust and then I'll be left feeling stupid and lonely over something that I shouldn't have done. I know it...
    dailyangel88 dailyangel88 16-17 2 Responses Nov 15, 2008

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    Hesitant

    The first love of my life, ended up shattering my heart into a million or more pieces... He told all of his friends when we lost our virginity together, then continued to say that he "had me wrapped around his finger" I will leave the rest up to your imagination - he...
    behindthesmile behindthesmile 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2009

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    I don't trust people very easily... But once I do, I tend to give too much and still get burned...
    pandora1357 pandora1357 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 22

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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...
    sammy0216 sammy0216 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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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 been hurt too many times by people i used to trust.
    buttney buttney 13-15, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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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.
    TroyPaladin TroyPaladin 36-40, M Aug 12

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    Finally , educate myself . .
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    i cant help but to not fully trust men, and my life is pretty miserable because of it. I have read too much about how all men will cheat if they have the chance, how all men think...
    nikicat nikicat 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    What qualifies: Men: football, hockey, basketball, baseball, soccer Women: n/a (none to be trusted)
    MaunaLani13 MaunaLani13 46-50, M Aug 5

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    Simple wart removal visist and im called a hypochondriac. I have 2 verruca and one wart on my foot, also i have never had a sexual health checkup, so i went to the doctor. He...
    HorrorFlic HorrorFlic 22-25, M Aug 10

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    Never. You shouldn't either. Not your parents, not your family, not your friends. No one! Humans are traitors. One second they love you, the next they hate you without warning or...
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I just found out I live a block away from a meeting lodge :/ very creeped out of this news. New to this town too.
    Crystabell Crystabell 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    DHS Raid Leaves Florida Woman Naked In Front Yard**The militarization of police across america and the recent DHS raid in Florida where a woman and boyfriend were forced to...
    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F Jul 25

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    For the story read here.http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.com/2014/07/why-novorussians-and-russians-are-right.html
    rmaple1 rmaple1 61-65, M Jul 27

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    not even myself!! please make your story longer
    emmacla emmacla 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    they failed me .....................
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    not even myself ( story longer )
    Thepainlover Thepainlover 22-25, M Aug 3

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    It makes me wonder what they have to hide? I mean i like the fact some people feel comfortable and safe enough to use their actual pictures, instead of generic ep avatars, or...
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M Aug 7

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    Does it seem to you that most politicians and political parties are nothing more than different sides of the same coin?
    Cautiouslyr3ckless Cautiouslyr3ckless 41-45, M Aug 13

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    I feel like no matter who I make friends with or who I go into a relationship, I can't trust them. This last relationship was a failure because I gave this person all of my trust...
    animepuppy03 animepuppy03 13-15, F Aug 8

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    Everytime I think I can trust people they prove me wrong and I realise that I can't that people are just the same, they don't trust you because they are hurting and try and hurt u...
    Ameliaaaa Ameliaaaa 26-30, F Aug 2

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    I know they mean well but it just seems like my friends don't trust my judgement. Everytime I talk about this boy, they shut me down. They want me to stop talking about him and...
    defi4nce defi4nce 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    He chased me for about three months; when I finally decided to give him my phone number, when I told him that I don't trust people he said: "we'll work on that problem" but to me...
    SmartnDangerous SmartnDangerous 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    This would have to be one of the hardest things for me to do. Sometimes when people give me compliments, I think they're lying. It's not their fault, it's just somethingI have to...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F Jul 30

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    I used to be a really nice and sweet girl. Really immature and innocent. That was 5 years ago. 3 years later I'm still the lil innocent girl who does not talk back. Did not even...
    MeXYours MeXYours 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Like wow... My mother had actually gave me a birthday hug today. It wasn't even that awkward either. She even gave me a birthday card. Well, it was a week earlier, but that was...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F Aug 12

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    He is getting out of hand. He's professing his undying love for me. We dated when we were 14 were both almost 18 now. I've moved on cuz I had no choice. He left me out of the blue...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I haven't got a boyfriend since 3 years ago. It's not because I haven't moved on because trust me, my life has nothing to do with him anymore. It's not that I never find anyone...
    pinkfruitpop pinkfruitpop 18-21, F Aug 4

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