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I Don't Trust Easily

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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 1 Response Mar 6, 2015

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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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    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 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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    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 2 Responses Mar 6, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    But I am trying, and it is damn hard!

    ! Life and the people in it can definitely speed you along in developing some pretty stellar trust issues over the years. In the past year, I have had a few come along that have shaken my trust in many ways, some admittedly I should have seen coming, but I have not been in a...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 5 Responses May 6, 2015

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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 26-30, M Mar 7, 2015

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    Sorry its just me. Ive been ripped off lied to

    cheated on and used. So trust is a little hard for me. It takes time but im trying.
    Michelle41011 Michelle41011 41-45, T Jul 19, 2015

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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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    I have been lied to and manipulated by lots of

    men, I just cant seem to trust what anyone says. There are so many liars and users out there, and me being submissive doesn't help much either.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 3, 2015

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    It's funny when a complete stranger,

    who you've only spoken to for many 20 minutes, tells you that you can trust them. It's funny when you feel as though you can trust someone, and you cant. It's funny when someone you've known all your life and you had entrusted with all your secrets suddenly isn't trustworthy...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2015

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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...
    DyaphineLockwood DyaphineLockwood 18-21, F Mar 29, 2015

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    I don't trust easily

    because of what happened in the past. I can't say or open up my problems easily. I always have doubts if I can really trust someone.
    PandaMarj PandaMarj 13-15, F May 15, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, 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 31-35 May 13, 2014

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    Old habits die hard. Once someone breaks your

    trust it takes a long time. for someone else to gain it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 16, 2015

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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, 2015

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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’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...
    Sunshineh13 Sunshineh13 22-25, F Jan 31, 2015

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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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    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 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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    Over the years I have learned no to trust

    for **** because as soon as you let them in BAM your toast.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 18, 2015

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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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    The most beautiful part to loving a guarded

    girl is this:: When she lets you in it's not because she needs you.She stopped needing people a long time ago. It's because she wants you.And that - that is the purest love of all.
    wvcountrylady wvcountrylady 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2015

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    The smarter you are, the more you realize you don't know. Every fool thinks they have things figured out.
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    Don't need them but they sure help;!!hahaha
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    I am who I am because of what I have been through, the things that I have seen, the people I have met, and the ones I have lost. you want me different because you don't like...
    Passedchances Passedchances 26-30, M 8 hrs ago

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    Weird, isn't it? The concept of death. I like to refer to myself as an optimistic nihilist. I first came across Friedrich Nietzsche when I studied Philosophy for a few years...
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    I'll admit that I don't and think it's silly to just celebrate your love for someone for one day, when it should be celebrated everyday. And I know it's not all about being loved...
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    I get it. They hate me. So why don't they just leave me alone? Why all this hiding behind masks on various platforms? Hurling projections at me that I can see right through.
    serenewinds serenewinds 31-35, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    its really the harsh reality. it's not something being said for likes and followers but really a mirror to show men what they really do to women. i always say a girl's father will...
    deejaygirl deejaygirl 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    except for one person, the rest I don't really miss as i can fill the void they left rather easily
    Cheemoni Cheemoni 46-50, M 2 days ago