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I Don't Trust Easily

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    I quite frankly don't trust anyone

    but some of my family members, well I've been taken advantage of multiple times by: friends, family, and partners. I'm just to much of a people pleaser I suppose, but I never trust anyone that much anymore; it's just my dad left, my moms boyfriend left, my uncle left, my friends...
    DevinaLockwood DevinaLockwood 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    and when i do i feel

    as tho im being used, laughed at, am some form of amusement for someone...
    BiFurZak BiFurZak 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 7

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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    it sucks but i have the biggest trust issues.

    ..i can never take people seriously and i tend to shut people out in my life. i guess it's because am scared of putting my guard back up again :( i wanna learn not to shut people out but am also making sure i dont get hurt again.
    Californialexiiiiiii Californialexiiiiiii 16-17, F Mar 6

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    yhea trust isnt easy

    for me. i told someone i thought i trusted something deep. only to find out They told everyone.
    razgrizizzy razgrizizzy 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    I read an interesting take on trust

    and can't for the life of me remember where but credit where credit is due, I found it worth some thought. The article maintained that our hesitance in trusting people is not necessarily an indication of the degree of trust we have for that person, aka whether we deem them as...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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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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    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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    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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    Over the years I have learned no to trust

    for **** because as soon as you let them in BAM your toast.
    nonamerr nonamerr 13-15, F Mar 18

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    desireindisguise desireindisguise 56-60 Nov 25, 2014

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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 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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    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 do have some trust issues,

    some pretty stellar ones. But as I was taking a look at my world the other day, it occurred to me that there are a handful of people that I do trust. These are the very carefully selected few. I suppose I trust others to varying degrees and with certain aspects of my life but...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 6

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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 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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    I’m glad we’re connecting again.

    :) I couldn't hold back! I just had to tell my dear friend everything, everything that's been happening, that's been happening with me and my family. For so long I kept so much to myself - I felt the need to reach out to tell someone I trusted, and I thought of him. I just trust...
    SunshineAnderson13 SunshineAnderson13 22-25, F Jan 31

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    I find it astonishing that after one "hi" how incredibly easy it is for someone to confide in me that they were raped and I quote "did I mention I was raped when I was 14" Then...
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    I used to trust too much but now I trust too little because of my brother.
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    Who can you really trust???
    bayowolf2 bayowolf2 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 12

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    I agree I don't trust many people. I find to many people start talking to you and act like they are your friend, but the more you talk to them there true self comes out and it is...
    btiny13 btiny13 70+ 1 Response Mar 14

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    Whenever I use a phone to call someone, I expect to be answered by a real person. I have just received my Council Tax bill for 2015/6 any neither email address nor telephone number...
    bilnic bilnic 70+, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    i have just started not trusting anyone anymore. I've had bad moments with trusting so much and it ended up so bad. all these years of being friendly, i don't think i even gained...
    absinthe79 absinthe79 31-35 Mar 14

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    Out of all the women I know, including those I consider friends, there are only 7 I truly trust. 1 is my mom. 3 are my friends' mothers. And 3 are close friends. I guess being...
    AgentSean AgentSean 18-21, M Mar 11

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    I haven't,not really in a long time. It's become even harder lately,one men army comes to mind..It's hard to trust people when whenever you open up to someone they keep leaving...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F Mar 16

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    I had a ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Doctor who basically doubted many of the real symptoms I told him I was experiencing for 2+ years, Then about 4 months ago I moved on to a...
    seattle1991 seattle1991 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    Why do yall gotta come to the west and take our jobs? Damn..
    DaRealystChick DaRealystChick 16-17, F a week ago

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    I don't like alcohol or weed in social settings. I don't trust most of you citizens of the world to get myself vulnerable around you-- so, I don't use drugs or alcohol to have fun...
    NoBullsht NoBullsht 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am 17 years old and I don't know what I want to do with my life. Even though I know I shouldn't compare myself to others, I know that most of my classmates already know what they...
    Jasliet Jasliet 16-17, F 12 hrs ago

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    Dear David, I know i wasn't really a good girlfriend for you. I easily gets upset in just small things you do that i don't like. I always complain for your time and i don't...
    KarenDew KarenDew 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I really, REALLY don't! Sure we all have our problems and struggles. I would think people would want to be better instead of horrible to others considering what they've been...
    SeanaO SeanaO 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I’m at a crossroads. I have been with my husband for 10 years; married for half of that time. We had years of bliss. We met in college and grew together. We loved each other...
    lostinthemountains lostinthemountains 26-30, F