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I Have Trouble Trusting People

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 370 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Characterize people by their actions.

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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 3 days ago

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have trouble letting go of things, sometimes i feel like i need answers or i like to be the last one to say something. Im an emotional person letting go is not something i can do...
    Syydnee Syydnee 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i aam a gay female and almost all of my ex's cheated on me with a guy. except one...my current gf. What is up with that. Anybody else have this experience?
    GallyG GallyG 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    I don't like feeling weak or helpless. I also don't want to be told I am sick. And even though I am. Please know that I am not. I AM NOT. This is why I don't like asking for...
    dustyoldclock dustyoldclock 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    I'm so shy and insecure , I feel like people won't like me
    Roses18 Roses18 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    Always been this way but for a while it did get better and I even got my dreams back I've found a way but then again so much guilt from it. Then now I find I'll have to avoid a...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 7

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    Especially from pretty girls . I never know if it's flirting . Can people just wear stickers with their sexuality on it ?
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    When I meet new nice and kind people I never know how to reach out to them afterwards. We talk via Twitter or FB but I always feel like I'm going to disturb. So we don't hang out...
    nowherewego nowherewego 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I often wake up, realize my life sucks and have no good reason to get out of bed, and try to get right back sleep. I like dreaming too much, but at last my dreams are enjoyable.
    williamM92 williamM92 22-25, M Sep 23

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    When I was younger, I loved older women. However, as I have gotten older I have begun to like younger women. I am 25 and usually don't like to date women older than 20. I think it...
    bktaylor1989 bktaylor1989 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    I didn't use to have any problems but I'm so stressed out now that I can't sleep. I'm really tired but when I try to sleep my mind just goes to an over drive. I've always been the...
    Careisla Careisla 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    I can't remember the last time I slept all night and woke up refreshed, I never want to get up for work in the morning, at that point I finally feel like I could sleep, but have to...
    Dixiechic66 Dixiechic66 46-50, F Oct 13

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    I have the worst social anxiety that life has to offer.
    Roses18 Roses18 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So I'm married...but have a huge crush on my Professor ....ugh, the mind goes into these thoughts...like way too deep..my heart beats so hard around him that I sense he can see my...
    NotVibrant NotVibrant 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    None of you. Nope. Not even any of my friends. Got a problem? Block me. I don't care. I will say what I want. I do not, and never will trust you.
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 2 Responses Oct 3

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    Then you will know the truth. The truth will set you free.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    Then you will know the truth. The truth will set you free.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My bf is being really distant as of late. He's short with me and moody, as well as not wanting to be intimate. He picked fights with me and has become really petty. I honestly feel...
    pensivepaws pensivepaws 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    She angrily peered at the clock for what felt like the hundredth time. Only two minutes had passed since the last time she checked it. 2:47am it read. 2:47am. At that point she...
    salen01 salen01 16-17, F Oct 5

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    I see too many sides. How do you make decisions? And know the right ones?
    onthisislandinthisworld onthisislandinthisworld 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 7

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    To members of the opposite sex and to members of the same sex. I often end up coming off like really sarcastic or a total ***** on accident :P
    MissManaged MissManaged 22-25, F Oct 9

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    It's 6am and I'm still not asleep.
    meunfortunately meunfortunately 18-21, F Oct 10

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    You saw me as a friend I saw you as more, It wasn't what Life had in store, You didn't want to lead me on, I accepted that a chance of romance was gone, We seemed to get By that...
    Almostanonymous Almostanonymous 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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    The odd one here and there are reassuring, but too many will drive me away
    ArrowPewPew ArrowPewPew 18-21 1 Response 5 days ago