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I Fear Having My Trust Betrayed

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    Why Do I Trust At All?

    Almost everyone in my life has betrayed me. Now, I know this may sound like an overexageration, but believe me it is not. My own mother has betrayed me, which is the worst. I cannot trust anyone in my family, nor most the people I call friends. Not that I ever trusted them much...
    ImEndangeredGimmeYourCola ImEndangeredGimmeYourCola 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2009

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    I'm not one to believe in the word ' fear'

    for it is a false emotion.. Created by the mind. Let's just say I'm cautious when it comes to giving my trust. I respect and trust no one until they give me a reason to. Both trust and respect should be earned ..
    DeepZen DeepZen 22-25, F Feb 5, 2014

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    With Good Reason....

    It has been betrayed.....way more than once...by friends as well as lovers.  I have definate trust issues....
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 17, 2009

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    Trust Issues

    I realize that I have serious trust issues and it has affected my relationships with people. There is no doubt I have to work on that. But the truth is I have been betrayed or abandoned many times. My paranoia isn't that bad when it comes to friends, but if I have a girlfriend I...
    baltazar816 baltazar816 31-35, M 5 Responses Apr 9, 2011

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    Hello Everyone! I hope you all are having a

    good day:) ok so on Friday which was yesterday we all went on a field trip (I know we to old for that) but it was at a museum in Philly and the whole class went including my boyfriend! (I forgot to post it :)) but anyways fast forward it was about 20 minutes before we were...
    Diamond1029 Diamond1029 16-17, F Mar 8, 2014

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    It's Happened All Too Often

    So, now it is a natural fear, and I take precautions, being very picky with my friends and such. Not opening up or revealing anything unless the other person does so first. I try to trust people, but humanity has made me cynical...
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 22, 2011

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    Honesty and trust are an integral foundation to a healthy relationship. Lies just lead to more lies and it becomes toxic. I'd rather be told the painful truth gently than live on...
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    I have many, many fears. The sound of a bug moving under paper in my room made me feel the need to list them. That starts the first fear. Bugs. Spiders. falling. Flying. Death...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I'm rather amazed at how many emotions I'm having right now. Alright, I don't want to exaggerate -- there are only a few. And they're pretty much gone already. I might not have a...
    DeGustibus DeGustibus 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have been betrayed by many people in the past even by my own parents so I find it extremely hard to trust anyone nowadays.
    StephBlakeIsInfinite StephBlakeIsInfinite 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    My cousin was actually he's now 17 he's a Fourth of July baby ... But the thing is no one remembered in our family ... We were all having a party and he was inside and I guess he...
    Hatfield24 Hatfield24 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Is everyone perfect or not? I have NEVER met a person who confess their faults up front. I believe this is why the world is in this terrible condition today. A woman can meet a man...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    My boyfriend and I had lived together for several years. We're very different people but have a lot of fun and are each others' best friend. We have been growing apart for a...
    colorlessTsukuruTazaki colorlessTsukuruTazaki 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    i've been betrayed by many people over the years yet it's still a surprise probably when it shouldn't be. last summer, i guy i've known for over 20 years decided that 50 dollars...
    jerrica jerrica 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I read on here about someone having trust issues. And thought I would write to see if anyone could offer me some advice. I have fallen deeply in love with my best friend whom I...
    Jacqualiner Jacqualiner 36-40, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Certainly not on here. There are some weird people. I was just inboxed by a female (BrokenAngel38) who asked if i was catfishing younger girls on the basis of me having teddy bear...
    ClownNine ClownNine 56-60, M a week ago

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    My trust issues have made me paranoid that the person is messing me about. But judging by my past experiences, it's fully justified, but it stops me from having relationships.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 21

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    My boyfriend went mini golfing with a friend that is a girl and I am having crippling anxiety that he is cheating on me. I know that it's absolutely crazy and that he loves me but...
    basicallybroken basicallybroken 18-21, F Jul 20

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    Damn I have been betrayed by everyone. and I do mean everyone. I have no trust in no one just out of necessity do I deal or interact with people at all otherthan that I wouldn't...
    afterthedead afterthedead 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    Makes it difficult to trust your own judgement when someone you thought of as a friend, could turn on you so easily and viciously.
    LonesumnTx LonesumnTx 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Honestly when you're in a relationship and you're trying to get advice from the opposite sex that's NOT your significant other's friend I don't think the advice will ever be good...
    taminglife taminglife 22-25, F Jul 19

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    Many times I would be in my dark room crying and no one would come to ask why I was there too long. The rare occasions when someone did, I told them to go away. I was sad but my...
    CrescientStar CrescientStar 16-17, F Jul 14

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    I think the best way to explain this is by stating the simple fact that I do not like our society today. Or the people of today. The fact that trust can be barely achieved because...
    Bigtoekiddo Bigtoekiddo 13-15, F Jul 14

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    I don't really believe you should Earn respect first. Everyone you meet deserves to be treated with a high level of respect. Since It's a human right to be treated that way. But...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    yeah ive been through a lot of it in my life. i guess now when i see something not right i kind of have trust issues. kind of happens when youve been hurt so many times.
    screechowl83 screechowl83 31-35, M Jul 14

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    I feel no fear because fear, like love or hate, is an emotion and I am in control of my emotions. People generally fear that in which they do not understand. Most people, wheather...
    MIDNIGHTRIDER4 MIDNIGHTRIDER4 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    I can't take compliments cause I am scared that they will laugh about me behind my back. When people compliment me I just laugh shyly and look to the ground. A lot of people may...
    BooksAreMyComfort BooksAreMyComfort 16-17, F Jul 12

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    Is life really that great? It doesn't seem that way to me. You wake up everyday, work your *** off, to pay for bills or school so that you can "better" yourself? So apparently...
    nunezquinnad nunezquinnad 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    Anyone good with advice? Dating this guy on and off for two years. He's the only guy i can say i could trust with my life and trust that he 100% has genuine feelings for me etc...
    LiveLongerIfYouLaugh LiveLongerIfYouLaugh 26-30, F Jul 11

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    marcthegiantkiller marcthegiantkiller 56-60, M Jul 11

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    Long rant I apologize. Ahead of time. Also if you read whole thing please leave a comment. Or heart it. Why is it so hard to trust. Is it cause actions speak louder then words. I...
    painsurvivor painsurvivor 36-40, M 6 Responses Jul 10

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    My ex boo..I thought I could trust him just about anything. Big mistake but not big enough for me to hang it over my head lol I just dirty talked him a little and I found out when...
    Jthecat Jthecat 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Love letter from my broken heart... When I met you, you were the kindest person Id ever met. You saw the mess I was and embraced it. You saw behind the sad eyes and accepted me...
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    Not my closest friend, but definitely one of them. We got so close in a short amount of time, then he gradually stopped talking to me. It was heartbreaking, and the second hardest...
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