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I Have Issues Trusting People

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    It is so hard now a days to trust people. It's hard for me to trust people so much easier to just shut everyone out. Now I'm a loner in the world and sometimes think that I do not...
    believe201427 believe201427 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    So far, everyone has given me reasons to not trust them. Nobody is really there for me, I can't rely on anyone. Nobody is really trustworthy.
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Trust.. - I do have issues trusting people, guys are the worst since ive been hurt by guys more than girls....but in general i dont really trust anyone...i mean i will help out...
    MissUnperfect MissUnperfect 22-25, F Mar 14, 2011

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    I Keep A Lot Of Things To Myself - The problem with having trust issue is the fact that you keep a lot of thing to yourself. Because of that I don't have any close friend and I'm...
    honeybeebzz honeybeebzz 26-30, F Jan 2, 2012

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    The Rabbit Once there was a rabbit. She was curious to meet new friends. She was surrounded by many other animals but she didn't know how to connect with them. She met a few and...
    Inlovewithtecher Inlovewithtecher 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    The Comfort Of Strangers. - It takes me a long time to get to know people and fully let them in. In fact there are people in my life that I've known for years (friends and even...
    seadiamond seadiamond 22-25, F Nov 26, 2013

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    Are We Doomed To Be Alone Eternally ? - After such a long time , at last I have found someone who I can be with, someone who so far has seen my odd behavior and has not run away...
    olgafirefly olgafirefly 31-35, F 1 Response May 14, 2013

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    Jealousy And Insecurity - My 'kind of' girlfriend is gorgous. I mean completely stunning, beautiful, sexy and indescribably perfect. I'm not. I dont deserve her and as much as I...
    MXHolmes MXHolmes 16-17, M Apr 4, 2011

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    Trust Issues - i cant trust anyone. i have been cheated on and pushed around and stepped on and everything. best friend stabbed me in the back. dad disowned me. no one loves me...
    BeautifulVixen BeautifulVixen 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    I Want To Trust Again - It seems like everyone I ever let get close to me and really know me breaks my trust and makes me want to put the wall back up, I have not let anyone get...
    mindlessmumbles mindlessmumbles 26-30, M Jul 27, 2012

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    I Didn't Agree To This... - We dated for a little over a year and the relationship was horrible. It started out like a dream. I was self destructive, into drugs, alcohol, and...
    IAmAGypsySoul IAmAGypsySoul 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 13, 2012

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    I recently let what I thought was the most amazing and trusting guy in my life and it only took a week for me to realize that everything he ever said to me was a lie.
    LacedYoung LacedYoung 18-21, F Apr 8

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    I Don't Trust Anyone Not Even My Friends - i don't trust anyone not even my friends on here and in real life from experience and from reading maximum ride i learned that you cant...
    fax4ever fax4ever 13-15, F Dec 5, 2011

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    Fear - I was bullied from about grade six through to grade twelve, and I became so scared of people in that time that I didn't remember how to talk to them anymore. Early on when I...
    BananaBat BananaBat 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2011

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    Sometimes trusting a stranger and speaking your heart out is more comfortable than talking to your family or friends.
    Reemiee Reemiee 16-17, F Apr 8

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    Why I Should Trust Other People? - I've been betrayed by my friends in the past, and that was change my personality. I turned to be an independent person and hard-to-trust girl. I...
    dhianhayls dhianhayls 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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    It Serves An Important Purpose - I struggle with the idea of trusting people because as others have mentioned people do some horrible things to each other. I mean, how many times...
    philosophicmyth philosophicmyth 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2010

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    Since I Was Young - when i was 9 my mother left me my 5 brothers and my dad for a man with more money, and everything i knew about her as i got older just it blew me away she lied...
    HurtnUsed HurtnUsed 18-21, F Apr 28, 2011

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    Ah, My Old Foe - Not being able to trust people and having a wall around my heart that rivals The Great Wall are probably my biggest downfalls as a human being.I would love to be...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 25, 2011

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    I Trust Only One Person - I've been betrayed a lot and I've learned to protect myself
    brokenfated brokenfated 13-15, F Nov 1, 2013

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    My Alcohol Issues Destroyed My Trust In Human Kind - Hi to everyone out there. My name is Joey heeclon. Im from a Sydney australia and live with my mum and step dad. For everyone...
    exdrugaddict exdrugaddict 18-21 Feb 14, 2009

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    Trust, So Difficult To Do. - I don't have the answer to why I have a difficult time trusting people. My difficulty with trust has pushed many people out of my life. I superficially...
    LadyCornier LadyCornier 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 26, 2011

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    Lost - I want to go get help so I can stop hurting the one person who cares about me, but i can't trust anyone enough to let anyone help me. I don't know what to do.... I want to...
    rippedredrose rippedredrose 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2011

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    So many people have left me in situations were I need them the most. I feel so alone. Sure I have "friends" but it's just so hard to open up and let go. I just don't want to get...
    gabbbieeee gabbbieeee 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Betrayed By Friends - Nine years ago my boyfriend cheated on me with my best friend,the worst part is it took me a while to realize what was happening coz they all kept on...
    Grandbaby Grandbaby 31-35 1 Response Dec 5, 2011

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    The Past Is Always There - I have big issues trusting people because of what people have done to me in the past. I dont know if I will ever really be able to trust again...
    medusaeyes medusaeyes 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 6, 2009

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    Well now that i had been hardly betrayed by someone i thought i knew for almost three years, i wonder if i will be able to trust a man that much again. I have some chats in this...
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    Over the last few years I've had problems with trusting people or opening up to near enough anyone. Some fo my now ex friends have moved to a different school and turned nasty...
    BloofWolfFang BloofWolfFang 16-17, F Apr 8

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    I have some people issues. When I'm at school people want nothing to do with me. I can't seem to interest people with my conversations or make many new friends. It's always been...
    Rob606 Rob606 18-21, M Apr 7

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    Is it a self fulfilling prophecy though? To complain that people always abandon us.. when in fact that fear of abandonment causes us to push them away. Or to chose people who we...
    xSCARx xSCARx 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    From a very young age I've always been told to watch what I say to my mother. Not really allowed to have an opinion. She can talk to people however she likes but whenever anyone...
    PrincessPhie PrincessPhie 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    My mother lied to me my whole youth about who my father was. I was told my father was my mother’s first husband. Meanwhile my mother married my step father when I was just 20...
    dwc294 dwc294 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    A few years back, I was being bullied(seriously bullied and I am still trying to get over it) by a mutual friend of my childhood friend. You see, this childhood friend of mine did...
    XxApplenexX XxApplenexX 13-15, F Mar 23

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    My mom and I are the complete opposite. I MEAN THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE. We have different point of views and everything. I would honestly say that we have an argument more than two...
    allytoledodiaz allytoledodiaz 13-15, F Mar 29

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    My mother always yells at me whenever we have a conversation. She has the idea that I take drugs (which I don't) I have told my grandparents about this and they know she is wrong...
    KieranDRobertson KieranDRobertson 16-17, M Apr 1

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    I can only talk to a select few people about how I really feel. Even with them, it's taken me awhile to be able to open up.
    LadyFranco LadyFranco 16-17, F Apr 2

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    Come on. Every time I tell you something, you tell her too! It's none of her business. I don't know if she's your best friend or what, but she doesn't need to know everything I...
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I guess this stems from elementary school. I had friends who always lied about things that I was interested in.
    arachnidgames arachnidgames 13-15, M Mar 29

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    Well... I'm just now admitting this... All you EP users must be shrinks. Lol.
    mybonerandme mybonerandme 18-21, M Mar 25

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    We got along, we laughed, we kissed, we were weird together. 4 months are now all just a memory. Why did u stop talking to me? That's all I wanna know...
    Laraamani Laraamani 18-21, F Mar 24

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    I'm fine- and I keep telling myself that :(
    calmj calmj 22-25, F Apr 2

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    I truly want to tell others how I feel, but lack courage to do so. I know it's me and that I shouldn't care about what others think of me and yet I still do. Self-confidence is...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    I tried trusting people, but they always let me down, they are always only out for themselvses. They hurt me and kept on hurting me,for years and years, to the point where im...
    Wi5huponastar Wi5huponastar 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I love this group! I agree they do. Some for the good, some for the bad. The thing I think that everyone that comes into my life is here and is either a lesson or a blessing. I...
    funsnowgal funsnowgal 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I always have a hard time trusting people. I've been staved in the back so many times before, that I'm always scared it will happen again and usually, it does. I have trust issues...
    musicismysalvation musicismysalvation 16-17, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I have been burned many times trusting people I really shouldn't. But I also try to give every new person in my life the chance that the deserve, and go into new friendship with my...
    ahaydonh ahaydonh 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I can't trust people, only people that are actually close to me i can trust which is my family and my close friend. No offense to any of my EP friends but it's the truth. Ill call...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F Mar 17

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    Every time I'm sad and feel like something stupid, I want to tell my boyfriend about it because he told me I should but then at the same time, I don't want him to know. He says he...
    Kay8712 Kay8712 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Where are they when I needed them? They only be friendly to me when they needed me or needs me to be their scapegoat! But after that they will just go back and ignore or being...
    betrayedoncemore betrayedoncemore 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Up until a year ago I had no idea that I had a problem. I assumed things I felt was just how I was. After a few suicide attempts and finally getting help, I was diagnosed with...
    dccoh dccoh 36-40, M Apr 4

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    I'm 14. I was raped last summer by my uncle and three strange men. They've all been punished in some way for what they did. It's all behind me now, but I'm still not over it. I see...
    mouthdakota mouthdakota 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 29

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    Makes me giggle I can walk few yards from my house I get men and women just look at me. Went to local store women kept staring I'm like....Jesus never seen women before I do seem...
    blondebunny77 blondebunny77 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 26