I Have a Hard Time Trusting People

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    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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 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 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


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2015
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