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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 20, 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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    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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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 20

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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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    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 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 2 Responses Jan 30

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    Related Experiences

    Sometimes trusting a stranger and speaking your heart out is more comfortable than talking to your family or friends.
    Reemiee Reemiee 16-17, F Apr 8

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    I recently let what I thought was the most amazing and trusting guy in my life and it only took a week for me to realize that everything he ever said to me was a lie.
    LacedYoung LacedYoung 18-21, F Apr 8

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    It is so hard now a days to trust people. It's hard for me to trust people so much easier to just shut everyone out. Now I'm a loner in the world and sometimes think that I do not...
    believe201427 believe201427 26-30, F Apr 12

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    So many people have left me in situations were I need them the most. I feel so alone. Sure I have "friends" but it's just so hard to open up and let go. I just don't want to get...
    gabbbieeee gabbbieeee 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    The Rabbit Once there was a rabbit. She was curious to meet new friends. She was surrounded by many other animals but she didn't know how to connect with them. She met a few and...
    Inlovewithtecher Inlovewithtecher 16-17, F Apr 12

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    I can only talk to a select few people about how I really feel. Even with them, it's taken me awhile to be able to open up.
    LadyFranco LadyFranco 16-17, F Apr 2

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    So far, everyone has given me reasons to not trust them. Nobody is really there for me, I can't rely on anyone. Nobody is really trustworthy.
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    We got along, we laughed, we kissed, we were weird together. 4 months are now all just a memory. Why did u stop talking to me? That's all I wanna know...
    Laraamani Laraamani 18-21, F Mar 24

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    I'm fine- and I keep telling myself that :(
    calmj calmj 22-25, F Apr 2

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    I truly want to tell others how I feel, but lack courage to do so. I know it's me and that I shouldn't care about what others think of me and yet I still do. Self-confidence is...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    Over the last few years I've had problems with trusting people or opening up to near enough anyone. Some fo my now ex friends have moved to a different school and turned nasty...
    BloofWolfFang BloofWolfFang 16-17, F Apr 8

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    Also I have trouble trying to begging this app and meeting people no one talks to me..
    sangvampire sangvampire 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I have trouble expressing myself. I have trouble thinking of putting my feelings and thoughts into words and sentences and it's been a huge drag on my confidence. I feel like I can...
    asian327 asian327 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I guess it's because I was told not for so long and now I can't. When I was little it was always don't tell anyone what goes on at home not even your closest friends. If I did tell...
    silence13 silence13 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Honestly, I telling myself I am the friendly, kind person. But sometimes people can make me angry and I cannot forget them anymore. Anytime I saw them will remind how bad they did...
    Aforeign Aforeign 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I'm a very awkward person. When I'm in a big group of people that I don't know very well and I'm by myself, I panic. I cry. I just want to hide. I feel like a little girl again who...
    JustThat6irl JustThat6irl 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    People my age are only focused on partying and over here tryna keep my grades up and focus on my future.
    lexix0 lexix0 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have a music exam tomorrow and I can't even seem to motivate myself to study for it. I used to be motivated but with recent events I'm just not all there mentally.
    imlostinthis imlostinthis 22-25, M Mar 24

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    Please don't hate me for loving too much, for needing you so much. I am sorry that my hearts got so entwined in you that my soul can never let go. I have tried everything even...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Apr 2

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    Sunday will be one month since our daughter passed away. I am still not sleeping well. I wake up many times during the night, sometimes I wake up and feel very depressed. I...
    FavoriteGardenia FavoriteGardenia 51-55, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Truthfully, I am never mad. The only emotion I seem to feel other than happiness and love is sadness. For some reason, I have gotten a lot more callous and sad all the same. I...
    Kawiicatnipotaku Kawiicatnipotaku 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Never knew there was anyone like me out there. My boyfriend is a very hard worker. While he is at work he works very hard. Problem seems to be that he lets everything that others...
    geminigurl595 geminigurl595 41-45, F Apr 9

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    I guess this stems from elementary school. I had friends who always lied about things that I was interested in.
    arachnidgames arachnidgames 13-15, M Mar 29

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    Instead of saying "I love you and I'm sorry we fought this morning and all i want to do is talk to you and make some contact", I say "You left before we could finish arranging this...
    Empresss Empresss 26-30 1 Response Apr 1

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    I realized I deserve so much better when things started to change between me and my boyfriend. I know he doesn't love me anymore but he's having a hard time to tell me. His actions...
    dramacloset dramacloset 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 2

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    I didn't sleep at all last night. I still can't sleep. I keep thinking about my daughter, and I cried all night, I feel so tired, but she is not here with us any more. I...
    FavoriteGardenia FavoriteGardenia 51-55, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I can't sleep at night. My mind is so troubling sometimes. My heart feels so heavy and I am afraid to get those nightmares again. I didn't sleep until it was 5:00am I think. Just...
    wherethehealingbegins wherethehealingbegins 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When I gain something and hold you so close to my heart... I cannot let you do. I try my best to keep my emotions in check but to let someone go... It is so very difficult.
    AdelaideHayashi AdelaideHayashi 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    It's difficult. Girls are so easy to understand but I always screw up any kind of relationships with guys
    thesassiestamerican thesassiestamerican 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    A lot of the time when someone says. I love you or care for you. I will be there for you. When it comes down to the real deal. There's normally an unspoken condition, only when its...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Usually when people talk to me online, they assume that I'm a sociable and out-going, but if you were to meet me in person, you would see something else entirely different: A shy...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Where are they when I needed them? They only be friendly to me when they needed me or needs me to be their scapegoat! But after that they will just go back and ignore or being...
    betrayedoncemore betrayedoncemore 13-15, F Apr 11

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    I have been burned many times trusting people I really shouldn't. But I also try to give every new person in my life the chance that the deserve, and go into new friendship with my...
    ahaydonh ahaydonh 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I love this group! I agree they do. Some for the good, some for the bad. The thing I think that everyone that comes into my life is here and is either a lesson or a blessing. I...
    funsnowgal funsnowgal 22-25, F Apr 11

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    I always have a hard time trusting people. I've been staved in the back so many times before, that I'm always scared it will happen again and usually, it does. I have trust issues...