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I Have Issues Trusting People

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    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 do you have to be abused by someone before you realize they shouldn't be trusted? How many times do you need to be betrayed before you...
    philosophicmyth philosophicmyth 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2010

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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'd rather to write a poem or draw if I've done something memorable in my life than tell it to other people. Because tongue is easy to...
    dhianhayls dhianhayls 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 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 hurt.
    gabbbieeee gabbbieeee 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12

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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 trust anyone not your friends not your family not even your self
    fax4ever fax4ever 13-15, F Dec 5, 2011

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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 trust people. I can tell them things about myself, things about my past that I have disassociated with but I will not believe...
    LadyCornier LadyCornier 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 26, 2011

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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 anyone in this world if i can/ or if they need someone to talk to, but it takes me awhile to really trust someone...
    MissUnperfect MissUnperfect 22-25, F Mar 14, 2011

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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 started to become close to them. The first was a ferret. She was small just like the rabbit was. But for some reason the ferret would...
    Inlovewithtecher Inlovewithtecher 16-17, F Apr 12

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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 wishing I wouldn't wake up and he gave m something worth waking up for. It started out small.... he always had a lot of female...
    IAmAGypsySoul IAmAGypsySoul 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 13, 2012

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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 try I can't completly trust her around other guys. I know alot of the people she spends time with have a crush on her and alot...
    MXHolmes MXHolmes 16-17, M Apr 4, 2011

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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 Apr 12

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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 stop so bad.... but I can't bring myself to bother trusting someone that's supposed to help people like me...
    rippedredrose rippedredrose 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 1, 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 close for sometime now and not sure if I want to, but the one person that is already close, hurt me the most and I don't want...
    mindlessmumbles mindlessmumbles 26-30, M Jul 27, 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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    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 fear death but I am not the person to hurt myself any more been down that road before and will not go down that road again. But how do you...
    believe201427 believe201427 26-30, F Apr 12

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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 yet. Still, I have the most excessive fears , I fear , that he'll get tired of my paranoia and he'll leave me. I'm thinking about him all day...
    olgafirefly olgafirefly 31-35, F 1 Response May 14, 2013

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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 having a really hard times speaking about me personally, I always stay on the surface. I try to understand why I'm like that and I...
    honeybeebzz honeybeebzz 26-30, F Jan 2, 2012

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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 about everything she was or is, that was a start and then getting older was worse my dad became drunk my brother who was...
    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 able to open to someone completely, to relax and revel in the moment of just being with them, enjoying the time I have...
    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 out there battling with alcoholism and trusting people. Believe me youre not alone. I started not trusting people when I became a teenager, you know what...
    exdrugaddict exdrugaddict 18-21 Feb 14, 2009

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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 went for help, people brushed it off as not a big deal. When it got a lot worse, I figured no one would...
    BananaBat BananaBat 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 25, 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, and it stands to reason that that would be normal when the only kinds of things that was shown to you when you were young was...
    medusaeyes medusaeyes 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 6, 2009

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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..wat to do? my relationship with my man is going downhill and i dont wanna lose him. hes he best thing in the world...
    BeautifulVixen BeautifulVixen 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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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 family members) but I just can't let myself go around them. I've had the same job for three years and none of my colleagues really...
    seadiamond seadiamond 22-25, F Nov 26, 2013

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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 pretending that all was normal ,until the cat was let out the bag when my friend got pregnant,and the guy had to admit and take...
    Grandbaby Grandbaby 31-35 1 Response Dec 5, 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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    Related Experiences

    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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    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 Apr 13

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    My family was more involved with making people believe we lived some perfect or amazing life but reality...it was all a show. Now, in comparison to others experiences i had it...
    bandelt7 bandelt7 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Ok... If it's me y'all have to tell me. I left my husband in 2009. It was terrible. I went to school, made something of myself. Was working at a hospital. I got involved with a...
    DeeDee32 DeeDee32 31-35 1 Response 5 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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    I can't stand being left alone or not being talked to by the people I love. It rips a black hole in me that doesn't go away.
    eidolon6 eidolon6 18-21, F 1 day ago

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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 Apr 10

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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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    What do you do if you really like a guy. I first met him, we never talked. Then we talked a lot on Facebook, then in person.... and I met up with him twice {with friends} I see him...
    nellieeexox nellieeexox 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Drew Barrymore, Amber Benson...the list goes on and on at times. I shouldn't crush on these girls because I will never meet them or even get a chance to say words to them. I'm...
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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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 Apr 14

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    A lot of the time when someone says. I love you or care for you. I will be there for you. When it comes down to the real deal. There's normally an unspoken condition, only when its...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 5 days ago

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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 Apr 11

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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 a week 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 Apr 14

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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 Apr 11

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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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