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I Have Trouble Trusting People

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    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Oct 19

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    I feel really bad im this way now,

    it makes me feel like a crappy person, but ive had so many bad experiences with people that its really genuinely hard to change that way of thinking. I really want to be able to trust that people will do the right thing, but they just keep proving me right and its so...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 18

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    If I trust a person and they betray my trust

    they just might as well be dead to me. With that being said there are few people in this world that I actually trust and if you have my trust then you have it forever, until you give me a reason not to trust you.
    SuckMyAwesome SuckMyAwesome 16-17, F Oct 13

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Characterize people by their actions.

    Then you'll no longer be fooled by their words .
    DaddysCupcake DaddysCupcake 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 13

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    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...
    tasha456 tasha456 16-17, F Nov 14

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    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...
    JustMeWuuuut JustMeWuuuut 26-30, M Nov 2

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    During my first years of college, I had awfully high and superficial standards of guys. Eventually, I realized that it's the personality that matters. The problem is that I keep...
    Chocolatecakes22 Chocolatecakes22 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 27

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    On a different note my boyfriend's ex girlfriend suddenly blocked me on social networks like IG and all, for no apparent reason. Eversince the beginning I knew she tried...
    ThePorcelainDoll ThePorcelainDoll 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    All I ever wanted was a boyfriend. So I got one eventually my prudish behaviors pushed him away. I mean he was a horny footballer after all. I never kissed him or anything romantic...
    LoveCove LoveCove 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    When I have so much on my mind, I can never fall asleep. And even if I manage to fall asleep, I'll wake up before I get enough sleep. I should be sleeping right now. But instead, I...
    aew11 aew11 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    Okay, so basically I had a girlfriend around 3/4 years ago. We had gone out for 2 years but I was attending university so we decided (/I decided) we should go our separate ways...
    shellofaboy shellofaboy 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 6

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    I haven't been able to sleep in a long while now. It's becoming frustrating and I've sought treatment options. None of it worked. My doctor pointed out it could be linked to...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 12

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    My fiancé has betrayed my trust. I have no evidence he's ever cheated on me, however I found one earth-shattering e-mail from him to his ex a week after our engagement. The letter...
    msdice msdice 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    I just deleted my circle, I realized I had added people for the wrong reasons.
    snowman70 snowman70 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 13

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    I been going to Greece every year for years in mid summer. On mykonos they have several clothing optional beaches. Most of the time I am the only one naked on them beaches. I see...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    So my professor invited me to our local mosque (church) to meet his wife! Mind you, this is the professor I have a huge crush on! What do I make out of this invite??? Help me...
    NotVibrant NotVibrant 31-35, F Nov 1

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    I hate sleeping alone..I know it sounds dumb but it's just nice being next to someone.
    SunshineH316 SunshineH316 22-25, F Nov 7

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    I'm bored and want to text anyone want to talk to me.
    Foreverrobin Foreverrobin 56-60 Nov 8

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    is my wife is bi everytime we watch **** movies she likes girls with big boobs and hot bodies of women is she fantasies other women?
    pazach pazach 31-35 1 Response Nov 8

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    I don't seem to be able to do what I need to do. Even though I know it is what is good for me. (Exercise more) All I dwell on is the pain it causes and not how much better I feel...
    Koabyte Koabyte 51-55, M Nov 15

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    I want to sleep wo worries
    111gadafy 111gadafy 31-35, M Nov 16

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    Wether texting or talking. Stuttering and cramps came after heart attacks. Lovely.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 17

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    I stay up till late hours of the night trying to fall asleep. My eyes feel strained ! And im tired but i cant gall asleep.
    amberlxl amberlxl 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have trouble trusting people all my life I have let people use me and treat me like **** and makes me feel unwanted and just makes me think bad things about myself I have a bad...
    Loverforsweets Loverforsweets 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 9

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