I Have Issues With Trusting

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    In My Marriage...

    I was lied to. A lot. The man I was married to, claimed unwavering love for me. Yet, he never did really love me. He was never faithful. He tells me now: "I wanted it to be you, but at that time, it just wasn't." That's how he explains the constant infidelity. How do...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 9, 2008

    Keep Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See..

    I'm in this relationship now for 12yrs and I still don't trust him. This is what happens to children when their let down by love ones. So needless to say I'm damaged goods.
    Beast75 Beast75
    36-40, F
    Jul 14, 2008

    For years I have been trusting others; males

    and females, in helping me through different situations. I have been lead down the garden path for the last time. I will do my own research and will make my own decisions without a lot of assistance from others because they do not know crap about different topics. This is why...
    southernnudistlifestyle southernnudistlifestyle
    41-45, F
    Apr 19, 2016


    It usually takes me a while to open up to people until I get to know them, especially because of how I've been treated in the past. Some people that I've called "friends" would talk **** about me behind my back and then lie to me about it, some would steal from me, and others...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 2, 2013

    So go do what you like Make sure you do it

    wise You may find out that your self-doubt means nothing Was ever there You can't go forcing something if it's just Not right
    deleted deleted
    Dec 29, 2015

    My Own Way

    This is part of me I have many layers but I don't easily open up at first I'm the type of person who take my time to get to know somebody so I can finally be myself in front of them. there's so many sides of me and so far on EP & RL I only show my good girl side there is also the...
    OoLunaoO OoLunaoO
    4 Responses Jun 1, 2011

    Why I Don't Trust

    My step father played mind games with my mom, me, my siblings and other people. I remember other kids telling me "after I graduate" how he was, I guess they were keeping me from being hurt anymore.   I had NO self confidence.  I married at 21, to a person that hid...
    mansfield671985 mansfield671985
    Nov 9, 2010


     I will never trust completely, as I know the value of trust differs.  Whilst I will give it away to someone, they will not invest the same worth in the trust I have given to them, as they would in giving out their own.  I have learned this lesson by carelessly...
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    2 Responses Dec 7, 2008

    Trust - The Most Powerful Weapon I used to be

    open, I did my best to see the good in people, I allowed myself to trust, I had nothing but hope. I would take another cut to the heart but move on, keep going. Cut after cut I didn't stop. I just kept going. I kept trusting. I kept believing one day it would end and my trust...
    SnowStorm00 SnowStorm00
    22-25, F
    Jun 17, 2015

    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 tell you. I seriously need to watch what I'm telling you. I'm close to wanting to go off, and I fear losing you..but at the same time, I don't.
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan
    Apr 10, 2014


    Only with you. And only since I found out about you and the one thing that could break my heart the most. And mostly when I'm on pills. I find myself questioning everything all over again. Over a year has passed yet now i question more than ever. I find myself thinking crazy...
    BeautyEvolving BeautyEvolving
    26-30, F
    Jan 29, 2013

    It started with this girl I met online.

    .. Her name was Emily... We met on Instagram... We talked a lot and skyped a bunch... We just sorta connected... we loved gaming together and all this stuff... Then one day she said she was rapeds .... I was furious... About a few months later she said she was pregnant.. She was...
    spideroh2 spideroh2
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Oct 5, 2015

    I've been distance for a while

    and not trusting anyone around me. I know I am missing out on life because of this and I need to start putting myself out there. Even writing this note at first I didn't trust EP but I guess you have to put yourself out there and let someone catch you and trust yourself !!!
    carolpam carolpam
    26-30, F
    Jul 8, 2014

    I have spent alot of heartache in a relationship

    that was built on lies. and I felt so totally crushed that I knew there would be no way for me to recover or get over this guy. and than out of nowhere I got this revels placed deep into my heart. I spend too much time giving my love to those undeserving of it that way, and...
    SimplicitysSong SimplicitysSong
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 30, 2015

    I have always had problems

    as far as trust goes, my family situation isn't the best. Lately I took on a relationship with a really great guy and he cheated but the only reason i know that is because I created a fake account to see if he would cheat… I was disappointed with the results. I love him...
    ShadowMgrove03 ShadowMgrove03
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2015

    Baby Steps

    A lot of people have betrayed me, mostly men. They have taken advantage of my good intentions and empathy. I was sexually abused a lot of times since I was seven. Little did I know how devastated I was. I only found out all about my scars a few years ago after having been into...
    wildice wildice
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 5, 2010

    "An Open Mind Is a Fortress With It's Gates Wide Open"

    But whats the fun of a fortress if you don't have anyone to repel? This philosophy stuff is killing me.
    BondoTeamRed BondoTeamRed
    1 Response Dec 6, 2008

    •_• no more trusting people•_•

    especially not with my heart anymore •_• people just like using and breaking it •_• I'm done •_• I wish I could just throw my heart away •_•
    Angel2345 Angel2345
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 14, 2014


    It usually takes me a while to open up to people until I get to know them, especially because of how I've been treated in the past. Some people that I've called "friends" would talk **** about me behind my back and then lie to me about it, some would steal from me, and others...
    ZeroShadow ZeroShadow
    26-30, M
    Nov 4, 2013

    Problem Is...

    ...I tend to trust TOO much rather than not enough. And yes, that IS a problem. I need to work on being more cold and distant, that way I'm not made a fool of...again.
    Tuva Tuva
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 12, 2011

    Trust Is An Option, Not a Feeling..

    I've had trust issues as long as I can remember.  I've been lied to so many times about so many different things, and betrayed so much by people I've loved at one time that it's damn near impossible for me to trust anyone other than myself.  I don't see the point in...
    BeccaSPTA BeccaSPTA
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 26, 2008


    There are no people who trust me, so why should I trust others? But I want to. I want to have someone who knows and still wants to talk to me. But I don't even have the courage to trust. Lately I only trusts EP... I'm hopeless..
    justanidiot justanidiot
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2012


    I've been married for over a decade (god that sounds long) LOL, and I have difficulties trusting my husband.  I have valid reason for this, he has deceived me before.  He assures me that I have nothing to worry about, however I can't help but suspect things.  I...
    mandistarr mandistarr
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 29, 2007

    I've had to stop talking to quite a few people

    this year because they didn't keep it real..
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 13, 2015

    I Wish

    I wish I was your favorite girl. I wish you thought I was the reason you are in the world. I wish my smile was your favorite kind of smile. I wish the way that I dressed was your favorite kind of style. I wish you couldn’t figure me out. But you always wanted to know what I...
    LadyChristabelle LadyChristabelle
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Jan 25, 2012

    I have trust issues to begin with.

    From any early age trust was shattered. Then in marriage trust was shattered. I feel like crawling under a rock to live for the rest of my life.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 11, 2015

    If I Say Yes, Will You Hold Th...

    If i say yes, will you hold that against me? I don't even trust myself with my secrets, much less anyone else.
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    Nov 18, 2007

    I Have a Lot of Issues With Tr...

    I have a lot of issues with trusting, which is why I am very guarded.  It really takes me a while to let that guard down....and even then it's not completely down.
    aaronf1991 aaronf1991
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 18, 2007

    Idk what I have that doesn't let me trust

    actually anyone. I only have 1 best friend who I think I can trust but dont u see my wording...i said I think. I'm freakin driving myself insane. My other best friend, he isn't the guy you can go to spill all your secrets to. He doesn't take stuff serious even though he trusts...
    Andreyus Andreyus
    18-21, M
    Dec 27, 2015

    Am I too damaged to let go of a destructive

    life where pain and sadness isnt a surprise What is out there could just as well be worse... it always has been before. Trying desperately to be brave... stay positive.
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    1 Response Dec 11, 2015

    Don't we all? And I hate

    when people wanna judge you right off the bat like if you're insecure or something, when in reality you're so tired and you automatically don't trust everyone, because they need to open your eyes, like you opened yours, people are full of ****.
    Jaycee04 Jaycee04
    22-25, F
    Sep 29, 2015

    I'm so afraid of getting close to

    and trusting others. When I was younger, the person I was closest too broke that trust and I've never been the same since. I wish I could open myself up more to other. I want to, but I can't.
    simoneeee simoneeee
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2015

    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 forum, and some men do say nice things to me, but i always get the alert, what does he want from me? I know it is nor fair.. But it happens...
    flyingviking flyingviking
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Mar 18, 2014

    When ever I meet new people I just think

    that they gonna be nice and that oh what ever I don't get too close to them but I dunno i just don't trust no one even my closes friends and family.
    berfincakin berfincakin
    18-21, F
    Jan 25, 2014
    Mel3210 Mel3210
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 11, 2015

    Trust Issues

    It is quite a challenge when you start lowering your walls again because you think you owe it to yourself to give other people the chance to get to know the real you. It has been months since I started breaking down the walls I have set up for myself to avoid pain. Stupid of me...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 24, 2013

    I Dont Trust Anybody.

    At this moment in time I don't believe I trust anybody! So far every person I have ever let into my life has either screwed me over or broken my heart. My close friends or family don't even know anything about me, because I just cant trust them enough to tell them and I hate it...
    RobMc1991 RobMc1991
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 6, 2010

    People brag about having trust issues

    but that's how I can tell who does or does not have them because those of us who really have trust issues are at war with it. We don't like it. It's not easy wanting to have people around and have people accept you but you can't because this part of you just will not let you go...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 24, 2014

    I have had issues with trusting others.

    Mostly this pertains to males and a few females as well. People have to earn my trust then I will be their friend. Trust takes time with one another and is not a gift o be earned instantly. I will not be giving out pics because I do not trust others online with them. I do...
    sincityfamily sincityfamily
    41-45, F
    Oct 21, 2015

    I Definitely Have Trust Issues

    Some people say that I am too trusting, but over the past few years I have  changed.  For the life of me I can't understand why people can't be up front and honest about their feelings. In my relationship the  things I feel is important is communication and...
    SoftSpokenOne SoftSpokenOne
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2010

    In the 65 years I've been alive.

    I think I've had 2 (two) true friends I could truly trust. Most pretend too,then when you turn your back, they stab you and cut your throat. Plastic people. The only way I trust the person is: would you trust them to watch your back? If your in combat!!!!! Not very many people...
    Veteran1 Veteran1
    66-70, M
    Jun 10, 2015

    I Trusted to Easy.

    I've trusted to many people in the past that let me down, nowadays i dont trust anyone. because i think that theyll let me down, its really sad honestly. the only person i trust now live 2000 miles away.
    LBB16sSunshine LBB16sSunshine
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2009

    Its Hard For Me To Trust Someone

    i just can't! Its easy for me to write about my experiences or write in my blog...but in real life, I feel sooooo uncomfortable trusting people.  Its like I have to wear a fascade to hide who I am, my problems, my fears, my nightmares, and I have to appear strong...always...
    thanatophobic thanatophobic
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 4, 2010

    Too Much Trust

    I have an unusual issue with trust. With many people it is hard for them to trust others. People become that way for any number of reasons. But me, I trust too much. I want so badly to see the good in those that I love that it gets out of hand and I only end up hurting worse. I...
    KayMer12 KayMer12
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 16, 2013

    Hurt Happens

    I've been hurt, I've been let down. Way too many times than I deserve in 21 years. I've been let down by my family in the worst of ways. Hurt by people I considered to be my best friends. And betrayed by people I thought I loved. Now I can't help it...I think anyone is...
    pinkspikes pinkspikes
    22-25, F
    Dec 2, 2007
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