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I Have Trouble Trusting People

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    I Can't Trust Anyone, Not Even Myself.

    Since a young age I have always been one of the first people to trust pretty much everyone with everything. I'd tell my deep darkest secrets to people who i thought were my friends. I've trusted everyone. i trusted my parents to always be there when I needed someone to talk to...
    GibsonR23 GibsonR23 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2010

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    I've Trusted.... Only To Be Hurt

    I've made the mistake of putting my trust in people. They say all the right words...make me feel like i'm worth their time..and then in the blink of an eye...i'm all but forgotten. I'm the one left hurting and feeling like crap. Because of this...i'm more selective in who i put...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses May 13, 2013

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    Too Trusting.....

    I have trouble trusting people because people that I trusted screwed me.  My first husband had affairs since the first week of our marriage.   I trusted my second husband and thought he would be the right man for me.  Instead he worked part time in a...
    SandyMartin SandyMartin 36-40 3 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    Sigh

    Long story short, I've been burned by so-called "friends" one too many times. I was once too naive for my own good but now I've changed for the better. My trust (and friendship) is earned, not given - remember that.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 20, 2011

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    I Want To Confide In People, But I Just Can't

    I had a friend who says he wants us to trust eachother, but I just don't know if I'm capable of it. To me, trust is the ability to confide one's thoughts and feelings in people without being judged or put down by them, and I just don't feel that way about anyone I know. My trust...
    LittleClouds LittleClouds 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2013

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    Is It Possible To Truly Trust Someone?

    I have never truly trusted anyone; not my  husband, not my friends and surely not new people, I have been this way all my life, well, ever since I learnt that I could not trust even my parents to keep me safe and unharmed. I mean, if I cant trust them, the 2...
    wickedties wickedties 41-45, F 12 Responses Jun 5, 2010

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    I Don't Want To Lose Everybody.

    I just keep thinking that everyone is just going to turn around one day and hurt me and leave me on my own. I have trouble making friends and I've hardly got any friends in the first place and I'm just scared. I know I should be I can't imagine some of my friends ever doing...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 1, 2009

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    Trust?

    I have a lot of trouble trusting people, even my own friends. This is because when I was younger, I had this friend who was a bit older than me. She had an older brother who was 13 and they both played with my twin and me. Well long story short, she helped him rape us by locking...
    CrazyNinja CrazyNinja 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2013

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    Considering Never Trusting People

    to me Trust is a strong word and sadly many people take it as a joke, I've always had trouble trusting people. Since I over analyze things a bit the situation is even worse, one time to test a friend that I had I made up a confession that I like a girl we knew, who is also a...
    Leingod189 Leingod189 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 10, 2010

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    My past relationships have been full of lying

    and cheating, I really struggle to make strong connections with people because of this....... I always fear the worse in people I care for, I wish I could just let go of these trust issues but it seems that I am unable to.
    KatD78 KatD78 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    A/s

    Trust yourself then you won't feel too hurt when the knives get thrown at you for being kind and open.  Unless you know them really really good don't test the waters or you will end up witht the backsplash.
    othernana othernana 51, F Feb 22, 2011

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    The Real Problem Is...

    I trust too easily and usually the wrong people.  Then, when someone comes along that is trustworthy, I shut them out.
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 6, 2010

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    Doesnt Kill U Can Only Make U Stronger

    i used to be the ultimate good girl when i was young till life tought me not to trust others especially the close people around me.its sad and shocking but its so far so true.so i don't i always think million times before i think of trusting others.from time to time it hurts...
    fafitalicious fafitalicious 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 4, 2009

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    Very Hard Time.

    i have a very hard time trusting people, even a harder time letting someone in, and believing them, when they say they will never hurt me, or leave me or anything like that, i believe them, and than they do just what i was expecting them to do all along, they stab me in the back...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 14, 2009

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    I used to be really gullible

    and I trusted people way to easily . I went through things that were difficult and now I can't trust anyone without being paranoid that they're lying . I'm afraid it's going to effect any future friendships or relationships that I have :/
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Believing...

    I was trusting...too trusting. But, now, I’m not so sure. Maybe it’s not a matter of being able to trust. Maybe it’s a question of allowing myself to believe...certain things...that I tell myself...and that others tell me. What it comes down to, I suppose, is that I’m...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F Mar 16, 2013

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    Trusting people.. That goes into thinking

    people mean what they say, will do as they promise, and having faith in them? At this point I do not trust people in that sense. Even if they say something like "you're ok". People change their minds all the time, and everybody leaves me. The only thing I know is how you act...
    IAimForHonor IAimForHonor 18-21, M Jan 30

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    My wife and i got bored in our marriage

    and we started experimenting with alternative ideas. Now i think my wife and her best friends are up to no good when they leave me at home with the kids.
    peterlitle3 peterlitle3 36-40, M 1 Response May 17

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    My story is that I can't trust anyone

    even if they tell me the truth. I told my husband that he is dating but he actually didn't..it was just an illusion...that thing happens with everybody.
    bran1232012 bran1232012 18-21, F Apr 23

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    Your Suspicions Are Sometimes Spot On

    how often do you suspect someone is smiling to your face only to stab you in the back? for me paranoia is just reality on a finer scale. many times ive been right about what some "friends" have been up to, its not fun being right. you can learn alot {and about} , ...
    pipisawhore pipisawhore 36-40, M Nov 3, 2009

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    Still Having Trouble Trusting Myself & Others

    It has been a year since my husband ended our 18 year relationship.  I know i better with out him in my life what has been left in rubble of this are major trust issues.  I had tough child growing up and still decide to trust this man fully in end it prove that I put my trust...
    happybunny73 happybunny73 36-40, F May 29, 2012

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    Short Term Trust

    I don't usually have problems trusting people at the beginning, but I grow suspicious very easily and get convinced that everybody is hatching elaborate schemes to get at me personally, even though such fears may be irrational. I think this stemmed from the fact that I had a...
    Envoy Envoy 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 2, 2009

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    No Matter How Close They May Be.

    I used to be very open with my friends. When they would ask me why I looked so sad, I'd tell them the truth. When they asked me why I was so quiet, I'd tell them the truth. Then I found, when it comes to depression, it's better to not say anything at all. Or, if they do know I'm...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 1, 2008

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    I actually tend to get along with people instantly, and I've never had trouble finding a topic that all the people involved are interested in. The real Problem comes afterwards. I...
    Afrowolf Afrowolf 18-21, F Aug 23

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    I'm not as outspoken and confident as others when it comes to meeting new people. So, when I meet new people I become shy and I'm afraid to go up to them and say something. I feel...
    raisetheroof raisetheroof 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    so it's 7:30 in the ****** mornin, I'm drunk as **** and so very far from sleep... my dark side wants to come out and play.. this is not a good sign.. I can't control it, I can't...
    fuckitol fuckitol 22-25, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    When I was younger, I was bullied and made fun of--even by teachers! My mom took me out of school in fourth grade and started to home school me. It was during this year that we...
    HatersGonnaHateMe HatersGonnaHateMe 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    The reason y I can't make friends because , I'm special ed and people think I'm ******* retard and no one wants to be friends with me at school,
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M Aug 28

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    Is there anyone out there having touble expressing their emotions or feelings? I don't know what to do with certain people that i had in my life. they won't talk to me unless i do...
    Geemarie Geemarie 18-21, F Aug 29

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    Really pissed off at my mom right now. I wanted to try to open up to people, and I joined a choir group today. The whole time, my mom was being extremely rude about it, asking when...
    Kenz42 Kenz42 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I find it really difficult to hold a deep and meaningful conversation with family, my partner and friends. I'm not great at articulating my words, therefore when I try to talk...
    Lee2604 Lee2604 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I don't know what it is but making friends is so difficult I'm so terrible at making eye contact and have been friendless all my life and I'm in my 11th year of school and I still...
    brodeejade brodeejade 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    sometimes I get very easily distracted and can't focus on one thing at a time. It's partly due to my insomnia and that I don't let myself get out much unless I have to go somewhere...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Sep 7

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    I'm currently in prep school because i want to study abroad. The first semester was fine, my grades weren't too good but they let me pass. After a one week vacation I suddenly felt...
    shikinism shikinism 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I have a major crush on my female boss and it's driving me so crazy!! I've been working at my job for a little over a month now, and I can't help but to think about her all day...
    Lynnie21 Lynnie21 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    Every time I open mouth mouth I spout garbled nonsense so quietly that others can't tell if I'm trying to communicate or just crazy. I wish I wasn't so awkward.
    medialahem medialahem 18-21 1 Response Aug 24

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    I want to end my relationship by sending him a video of Stomach Tied In Knots by SWS and a note saying 'I guess it's over but I'm cool soo.. ✌️' I suck at love. I need to just...
    tiredreally tiredreally 16-17, F Aug 20

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    Yep.. I started a new school on Monday and everyone are making friends and talking. And I don't know anyone. As I write this I'm sitting alone at a table while everyone around me...
    natliking natliking 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    Nightmares suck, woke up multiple times night.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F Aug 29

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    Can u help me decide? Earlier im about to sign a job contract.. But i remembered i got school and it will conflict with my work sched.. What do u think i shud do? Quit school...
    Chiscuit Chiscuit 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I am taking a medicine called zolfresh to help me sleep, but the problem is that I become delusional after taking it and sometimes say awkward things on dose that sound very crazy...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M Sep 8

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    I have trouble trusting people which stops me from having any kind of relationship. I want someone to talk to but I know I won't open up at all. I had to talk myself to putting...
    BoMolly BoMolly 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    I have trouble distingushing whether or not my OCD is leading me to believe I am bisexual or not. The direction of my sexual orientation has been a theme in my head for most of my...
    travismumbles travismumbles 36-40, M 17 mins ago

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    Trusting people in particular has always been a problem for me. I have been through some pretty harrowing times in my life but it used to take very little for me to trust people...
    bec413 bec413 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    I'm very quiet and shy to most people until I warm up to then which could literally take years because I have a hard time trusting people and letting them in. I worry that I come...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Trusting people can be the hardest thing for me especially the people that's close to me.
    Fabgal1 Fabgal1 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22

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