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I Have Trust Issues and Personal Insecurities

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    I Feel So Stuck.

    This is a first for me - I've never posted anything, anywhere. I grew up in a dysfunctional environment that instilled the belief, amongst many others, that 'you can't trust anyone' and although my logical brain tells me this is not healthy or true my experiences have...
    SpecialEdition SpecialEdition 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 5, 2010

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    A Young Girl ... Lost, Broken And Alone

    I find it soo hard to talk to new people because i feel like they are going to judge me right away or that they can see right through my long sleeves hiding scars and fresh cuts along with fear and depression. I am bulimic and trying to recover, I Hat ho i am and have been...
    TheWaySheFeels3 TheWaySheFeels3 18-21, F Sep 4, 2012

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    How....

    How do you ever overcome all the bad that's been done to you when you finally meet someone worth trusting?? My first husband cheated, my last boyfriend cheated AND abused me physically, mentally and emotionally. I am finally with a very good man who has not lied to me or given...
    tinkerbell75 tinkerbell75 31-35, F Nov 6, 2010

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    I Cant Get Over It

    so, this is my story . ive never had a trusting relationship, with a guy or with a friend . i used to be normal, but ive been done wrong so many times in my life with cheating and possesive boyfriends and caniving and deceitful friends . ive never had a boyfriend who hasnt...
    babyydawl babyydawl 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2010

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    With Good Reason Too!

    As many others within this category, my personal life-experiences and the experiences of people I know on a personal basis has taught me to be careful and none too trusting when it comes to people in general, and especially men. My own insecurities add to my distrust of people...
    AngryBlackChic20 AngryBlackChic20 18-21, F Jul 21, 2012

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    Trust And Damage

    I have a really hard time trusting people, especially in romantic relationships. I've been together with my bf for over two years now and though I care for him dearly, I feel that I will never trust him completely. I know it's not him, I know the problem is me. Its my own...
    Rougejigga Rougejigga 22-25, F May 29, 2010

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    That Terrible "r" Word

    A couple years ago I was raped by a friend of a friend. I dont want to recall the details of the event, but Im pretty sure whoever is reading this understands. Yes, the rape angers me to this day, but what infuriates me even more is that I didnt have the strength to fight back...
    EyesOfSeraphim EyesOfSeraphim 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 14, 2011

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    Personal Insecurities

    Trust issues,Personal insecurities,What next?The way things are goin',I'll trust no one!
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 Aug 14, 2012

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    Are My Insecurities Inappropriate?

    I have MAJOR trust issues (and for good reason). I know everyone has insecurities...mine affect my life drastically. I see myself as a good person and many have taken advantage of that. So in my current relationships, im extremely cautious. I would love to open my heart up more...
    jgraleigh jgraleigh 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 10, 2009

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    *some Things Never Change*

    When you're young and people make promises you always count on them to keep them.  What we don't know when we're young is that most people make promises just to keep us interested and calm.  My dad always made promises to me that he, of course, couldn't keep because he...
    thatonegirl18 thatonegirl18 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2010

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    Dumb As They Come

    So obviously I need some help, wish there was a support group that I could go to.....I am currently with a woman that I love more than life itself.  Literally I risked my life to stop a man with a gun for her.  Took two hits to the head, pistol...
    rayca1019 rayca1019 22-25, M Oct 14, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I have trust issues, and I don't have a problem admitting it. I think I should e thankful that I am aware and tryig to work on it. I didn't just arrive here without reason, my past...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My trust issues began when I was 13. My mom was my hero as a kid. I could talk to her about anything. Then one day she reviled a secret to me. My mom was cheating on my dad with...
    BFRM BFRM 18-21, F Dec 3

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    I have trust issues, and honestly I don't think that's such a bad thing. The base instinct for humans is our impulse to protect ourselves. Think about it. Every time you lie, cheat...
    TheBlasphemousOptimist TheBlasphemousOptimist 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 12

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    - course I do and the smart people always have trust issues. Only fools, naive and gullible people tend to fall for everything. Obviously since it's the net fooling and messing...
    Ic3Queen Ic3Queen 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I have trust issues when people message on here, no I don't want to see any nudity!
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    free Wi-Fi that Makes you pay after it has said its free,is the reason i have trust issues.
    Woudziniska Woudziniska 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    Just to be fair i have trust issues with everyone.
    lehcar1977 lehcar1977 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I 'HAD' TRUST ISSUES thought I'd write a little something in here before I leave this group.. for a long time now I have had trust issues, I have been betrayed an lied to left...
    J41LBIRD93 J41LBIRD93 18-21, F Dec 1

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    I don't know when it happened in my life, but I have some serious trust issues when it comes to relationships! The first time I was ever asked out was when I was little, and I...
    bluespoon bluespoon 18-21 Dec 12

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    I feel like I need to say something. Ever since a child, I've had severe trust issues. I was put through foster care, which was really hard. My approve mother was abusive and I...
    iwuvmusic iwuvmusic 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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    It sucks but not trusting people is very much apart of me. I have notice every time I open up to someone I hear myself say "Shut up, Don't trust them! You know what happened last...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    All my relationships - dating, family and friends. I've been lied to and cheated it, made feel unimportant, verbally and mentally abused to the point where i have a hard time...
    bestofme85 bestofme85 26-30, F Dec 4

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    I have had trust issues for a long time but I can trust all my friends now but I'm having some difficulties trusting my friends boyfriend. He smokes, he's only 10 and my friend is...
    nomorelies13 nomorelies13 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    I have severe trust issues since I have been raped twice. I am not here to date any male. If you guys do not understand that then I will block you. I do not trust others easily...
    joanwilliams joanwilliams 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 4

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    I'm trying to deal with my trust issues but it's so hard when all I want to do is just be mad and tell him I hate him for putting me through this. I don't think he understands how...
    lalaholly lalaholly 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 3

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    Hey all, I am currently in a relationship with a wonderful man. But in his past, he was involved with drugs and alcohol. Now since we have been together, he has been working on it...
    pinkvape pinkvape 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 18

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    i just shared something extremely personal to me with my girlfriend. it shows my side of me that i dont like. I hope she doesn't think about me differently because i trust her...
    nadia50 nadia50 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 3

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    im always leary of ppl. im always watching listening and observing to see if I can trust someone. keeping a tally of truths lies and oddities. I have never trusted anyone in my...
    wickedlilangel69 wickedlilangel69 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 12

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    My issue would be that I don't trust anyone. Nobody. Even the ones I trust the most, never completely. I don't even trust myself completely so I can't see how I'll ever learn...
    megansunshine megansunshine 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    When you lose my trust...I dont think that I could trust you again. I'm really guarded with my feelings and I surely trust my gut/instinct.
    fruitella06 fruitella06 18-21, F 11 Responses Nov 29

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    My husband often comes off friendly, often far too friendly that it appears flirtatious. He has so many other girls as friends and all who I've seen have no boundaries with him...
    Neverbackaway Neverbackaway 16-17, F 7 Responses Dec 2

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    Trust is earned. It's like a rubber, the more it's used the less it becomes. I've completely lost my trust in people. Some people who I am so close to I still don't trust them...
    TylerOakleyIsBae TylerOakleyIsBae 13-15, F Dec 3

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    I find it hard to trust people because of some experiences I've had. At the same time, sometimes I feel like I'm punishing a good person by not trusting them. I find myself very...
    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    Everyone I trust betrays me. I'm not sure if everyone is like that, or do I just suck at choosing who to trust. Either way, having no trust in anyone is really hard. I'm the kind...
    xthefallenx xthefallenx 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 9

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    So today I Ruined things more. I have long standing issue with trust with my boyfriend,recently i kept thinking he is trying to hide his 'side girl' from me and was shouting at...
    MissLizy MissLizy 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 15

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    i get hurt everytime I trust. Everytime. and yet I so want to believe in the good in people that I always give third and fourth chances for people to earn my trust back. that's...
    cocanola cocanola 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 8

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    I've never been cheated on. I rarely get lied to (face to face). And people say they can trust me. But still I find it hard to trust people back. I don't want them to know my...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    Trusting other people is the stupidest (and most recurring) mistake that I make. I am 17 and in high school, so the people that I am around are not exactly trustworthy to begin...
    askanon askanon 16-17, M Dec 3

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    Okay so I have this issue where whenever I like a guy and they ask me out and I say yes I sometimes question, does he really like me, or is it because he wants pics or does he take...
    FranceEtMusic FranceEtMusic 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Learning to accept love and gain trust... Where do I start?
    Am3917 Am3917 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 27

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    My experiences growing up haven't been good ones I was befriended a lot and didn't have anyone to take care of me I came from a broken family and didn't care much about myself. My...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I've never posted anything on here before but feel like I need to talk to some people. I've always had a trust issue not just with boyfriends but friends as well. I've been with my...
    Bingbong92 Bingbong92 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    I was just practicing for a parade and everyone trusted the drum major to lead the way and let's just say the band almost got hit by a bus..
    savvy1998 savvy1998 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    trust gets you killed, love gets you hurt and being real gets you hated
    jjj1996 jjj1996 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 4

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    What doesn't kill you, doesn't make you strong than you are. It makes you wish your were dead. It's eating you apart, and trust is something that once you kill it on someone, there...
    piercethetaco000 piercethetaco000 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    I mean, if we argued about something you did before, and you agreed to not do it again, what makes you think doing it again would result in a different response from me? How can...