I Have a Hard Time Trusting People

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    I actually want to trust nearly every person I

    meet or talk to, but because of continuous misleading and backstabbing, I've grown to not trust as much at all.
    opyettbld92 opyettbld92
    22-25, M
    Nov 18, 2015

    I've always been like this.

    I have always had a hard time trusting people. It's not easy for me but what worries me is that if I trust someone completely they'll betray me or hurt me in some way. And I don't want to be hurt. This is why it's hard for me to make friends or talk to other people. I know that...
    bookaholic14 bookaholic14
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2015

    Basically, by observing everyone around me.

    .. It makes it hard to even think about trusting people. I'm a very cautious person. So it's really difficult for me to let my guard down. I see relationships these days fail one after another. Because people are cheating. And that person that gets cheated on, done nothing to...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 3, 2014

    it feels like when we talk I might

    as well be invisible, when you tell me you want me to stay, then make me feel like I'm the one who is wrong. I don't know what to do anymore
    Sakaratte Sakaratte
    26-30, M
    May 17, 2015

    Big Time

    I have real bad trust issues. I don't trust alot of people in my life, theres alot that don't know me. Did I choose this? Yes and no, I honestly never wanted anyone to find out too much, because of their mindset on how life should be. Also I did want people to, but nobody cared...
    aBlackRoseBurial aBlackRoseBurial
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Oct 25, 2007

    I have a hard time trusting people,

    but for some reason sharing "experiences" with complete strangers on EP seems quite easy 😊
    Mystery08 Mystery08
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 5, 2014

    I guess this stems from elementary school.

    I had friends who always lied about things that I was interested in.
    arachnidgames arachnidgames
    18-21, M
    Mar 29, 2014

    I feel betrayed. He said something

    that my abuser used to say... he just kept repeating himself, no matter what I said. The same thing, over and over again. As if my words didn't matter. As if I didn't matter. I cried when I realized I had heard this before. The person I trusted most doesn't hurt me often, but...
    iamrae22 iamrae22
    22-25, F
    Nov 17, 2015

    i do .i always try and find something about them

    that makes me run away. yes i self sabotage not on purpose but because i have been deeply hurt. i have such a hard time feeling s connection with most...i try but it mostly isn't there. and when i do find the connection it is with the wrong person. so if you have lots of...
    moongoddess35 moongoddess35
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2015

    This is perhaps my number one issue in life.

    If you feel like I'm pulling away, it's because I probably am. It's not you, it's me. Haha! Ok, let's be honest here. It's you. I don't trust you. And I probably never will, no matter how you try to prove yourself to me. You can stop trying though because as much as I might...
    DisappearIntoSilence DisappearIntoSilence
    36-40, F
    Aug 29, 2015


    Whenever I'm around someone new, I use their looks and personality to define me. I will try to act like them, and like the same things they do, but they will never know what I REALLY like. Instead of just being me, I choose to be about 20 different "mes". There's always a voice...
    lax0123 lax0123
    18-21, M
    Jul 6, 2010

    In my world there is no trusting someone

    completely . For me, when I say I trust something/someone I still factor in the chance that it might not be true. You always have to factor in the small chance even if you believe .
    tasha456 tasha456
    18-21, F
    Nov 14, 2014

    Every single time i talk to someone

    and i tell them i can't trust people. This is their response, "You can trust me i would never just leave you because of your emotions your my friend i want to help" I hear that from every person iv'e ever talked to, they then proceed to talk to me for a month, and then want...
    MutedWords MutedWords
    18-21, T
    Dec 20, 2015


    I have been through a lot in the passed five years. I have had three bad relationships. Two of them were not good because of abuse and the one was hard because he used me. Now becuase of those relationship, I cant trust a lot. I am in another relationship with a good man, but...
    Gilbert1986 Gilbert1986
    Apr 2, 2013

    And Why Wouldnt I?

    Everybody i've ever REALLY trusted has f-cked me over.. because thats what people do... you know.. you try you trust people with little things- to start with hoping at some point that you know it will be safe to trust them with the most important thing- all of yourself... but...
    Shierke Shierke
    26-30, F
    Nov 20, 2007

    In my mind red flags are going off about what

    people's motives are when I'm put in a place of vulnerability... Automatically I perceive their motives to be selfish. I know it's not always the case but it's so tough because I've been burned a lot. I have to make the effort to see the good in their motives
    JustMeWuuuut JustMeWuuuut
    31-35, M
    Nov 2, 2014
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