I Have Trouble Trusting People

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 617 People

    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
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2013

    I try to be 100-90% honest.

    .. but people want to keep things that involve my happiness.. and wonder why I stop being so honest with them.... I stoped trusting you when you mislead me or just labeled it your business... if it's so why are you in my business.
    butterflyofchange butterflyofchange
    22-25, F
    Dec 1, 2014

    I had incidents that happened to me to make me

    keep my guard up. I had one that I feel has traumatized me in some way. I even had nightmares about it.
    Perseph0ne Perseph0ne
    26-30, F
    Aug 21, 2015

    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, 2014

    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


    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


    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

    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
    troubledpassager troubledpassager
    Sep 21, 2015


    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
    51-55, F
    Feb 22, 2011

    I honestly don't know

    if it will ever trust anyone again. It didn't work so well last time. If I do it will take a long long time
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    Dec 1, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    Apr 23, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 18, 2014

    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
    1 Response Oct 13, 2014

    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

    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
    22-25, M
    Jan 30, 2014

    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

    Stayed out late. Didn't have a curfew,

    didn't get into trouble until after Thanksgiving. It wasn't even my friends fault
    LilRedFoxTail LilRedFoxTail
    18-21, M
    Nov 30, 2014

    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
    3 Responses Sep 11, 2008

    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

    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
    7 Responses May 13, 2013

    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
    41-45, M
    1 Response May 17, 2014

    I have been lied to pretty much my whole life

    so far. I want to trust people but it seems like when I get to where I feel I can trust them, I catch them in a lie or something. Like for instance, my father. Well, him and mom I guess never exactly lied to me. As they put it, they were simply trying to spare my feelings...
    18-21, F
    Aug 4, 2015

    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

    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
    Oct 14, 2009
    paradox123 paradox123
    18-21, F
    Dec 5, 2014

    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
    11 Responses Jun 5, 2010

    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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