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I Have Trouble Trusting People

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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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    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

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F Dec 1, 2014

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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 11 Responses Jun 5, 2010

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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 51-55, F Feb 22, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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 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, 2014

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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 2 Responses Jan 26, 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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    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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    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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    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

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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 1 Response Oct 13, 2014

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    paradox123 paradox123 16-17, F Dec 5, 2014

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    Why I have trust issues.. People like to tell everyone else things. Smh. 1 true friend. 1. You can't been keep a damn friendship these days because everyone likes to know...
    HisPrincess343 HisPrincess343 13-15, F May 10

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    I was raised in a normal home by hardworking parents. They were bit strict. The worse punishment was for any kind of lie. So we always said the truth, even when we messed up. But...
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    I have the hardest time getting too close to anybody. I get as close as I can before I sabotage everything, but the saddest part about it is I know I'm sabotaging it but I just can...
    Saynay Saynay 22-25, F May 7

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    I used to be very happy and friendly, and I had a lot of friends. I don't really know how but I kinda got depressed and then stopped liking people. I find it hard to cope in with...
    Yuppierobo Yuppierobo 16-17, F May 4

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    I know you're a problem but sometimes I can't help myself. Trouble is tempting.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Apr 30

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    well I found that it never mattered what age they were it is the relationship with myself that determines who I will or wont attract into my life. Changing the direction of...
    Borinquen Borinquen 41-45, F 1 Response May 12

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    I have one of my life's biggest decision lying in front of me but I can't decide what to do. I've taken so much time but I don't know what to do. I've been trying to put it...
    Imexhausted Imexhausted 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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    I can make up my mind, have it figured out and the change my mind again and again and again. I never settle and it makes me annoyed. I just can't figure out what is best. It's over...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response May 2

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    I need a serious opinion or some help of sorts. Well I know I have some mental condition which makes me insane as I am. Well, I slightly liked a movie. They brought out an item I...
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    I avoid a lot of things in life (such as movies) just to avoid getting too emotional. I don't have very good coping skills, so I avoid things that I'll have to cope with.
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum 18-21, F May 12

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    I had my graduation ceremony this morning... I graduated with honors and my mother, stepfather and my son attended. It was a long drawn out event and although it is a public...
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    I always have a hard time making friends, I mean i have work friends, but i have a hard time making friends that i could make plans with and do cool stuff...
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    How to let go of someone who gives you so much false hopes make u thought that he liked you but leaves u hanging?
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    I done and I say **** it **** it all I'm done being ignore stepped on crossed and lied to really ppl what the **** I AM SO GOD DAMN DONE WITH U PPL MOST OF U ARE PEDO ANYWAY and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 6 days ago

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