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I Have Trust Issues and Personal Insecurities

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 221 People

    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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    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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    *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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jun 10, 2009

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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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    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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    If I fell in love with you Would you promise to

    be true And help me understand Because I've been in love before And I found that love was more Than just holding hands If I give my heart to you I must be sure From the very start that you Will love me more than (him) If I trust in you Oh please Don't run and hide If I love...
    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I've had personal insecurity issues pretty much

    for as long as I can remember. Then for the past 8 years I've been dealing with trust issues after the woman I was with ended up cheating on me with 2 different dudes. Definitely trying to get myself back on track but it's been hard.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Apr 10

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    Related Experiences

    My whole life I had have trust issues. It seemed like I was always told something and then it would change. I never knew what to believe? I have a very hard time trusting people. I...
    ButterflyPrincess876 ButterflyPrincess876 22-25, F 4 Responses May 22

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    I have trust issues. I hate it. I try so hard to ignore them that I ignore warning signals. I then put myself in a situation that enforces my trust issues. I will stay where I hate...
    friendstrong friendstrong 41-45, F 1 Response May 3

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    I have trust issues because I have had more disappointment and sadness in my life than joy and happiness. I was in love with a guy that abused me and the trust just went out the...
    Kimmi2001 Kimmi2001 31-35, F 4 Responses May 14

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    Don't you just hate it when all your friends stab you in the back? When you make a promise that you'll never leave one another even in times where one is in need or in trouble...
    SebbyPewPew12 SebbyPewPew12 13-15, M 3 Responses May 23

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    I have trust issues because I've always had the unexpected happen from people I was close with, it showed me that you never truly know someone when they are put in certain...
    groovyhugsbunny groovyhugsbunny 18-21, F 2 Responses May 11

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    I knew a girl that I worked with and we became extremely close friends and had hung out multiple times. I knew her 3 years and I decided to host a birthday party for her. well she...
    freebirdkimmi freebirdkimmi 22-25, F 4 Responses May 21

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    There's too many reasons to list why I have a hard time trusting. I'm in a relationship and I fear that I will lose my best friend because of this. He has done nothing to me to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 13

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    Not your typical trust issues though. I trust people too much, and I trust until I have a reason to not trust them. It's an issue because people easily lie to me, and I constantly...
    jellolia jellolia 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Trust issues are not rare. They are sane. The wealthy created crimes. The poor copied those crimes. And trust got rare.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 2 Responses May 2

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    I used to trust so easily. Things have changed quite a bit. I think it's safe to say that I am more aware than I used to be. Trust issues at such an early age? I don't even know...
    CyanideY CyanideY 70+, F 2 Responses May 16

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    Since I was in elementary I've always had trust issues. It started out with someone giving me some food at lunch only to find out it's been on the floor (EW). And it progressed to...
    Wombarooo Wombarooo 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I may have trust issue but I guarantee you. I would ignore millions of guys if you would just let me in. Instead of leaving me out on the porch knocking at your trust door.
    ANNI3PI3 ANNI3PI3 16-17, F 1 Response May 20

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    My issues have gotten worse over these past months, I'm at a point where I just do not trust anyone anymore, I don't trust my own god damn family or my relatives hell I don't even...
    BrutallyHonest13 BrutallyHonest13 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's been going on many times. I had bad experience with someone I loved before.I trusted him that he loved me and I trusted him in every ways.But I realized I wasn't the only one...
    des3low des3low 31-35, F 3 Responses May 3

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    Struggling with trust today. Trust hurts. But i do not want to lose the ability to trust or take the chance in missing out on something amazing because of my lack of it. i do not...
    DiaLeigh DiaLeigh 26-30, F 8 Responses May 22

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    My sister abruptly stopped talking to me after 20 years of a really close friendship. I was 40 at the time and I asked her to tell me why. She said I was self righteous and...
    bubblesfloat bubblesfloat 51-55, F 2 Responses May 20

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    Ever since I was little I've always been afraid of trusting people;afraid that once I let them in they'd do something and hurt me. Now I give my trust to people and they use it...
    Xxtriciakittyxx Xxtriciakittyxx 13-15, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    We don't trust people not because we have second thoughts about the person. It's because they haven't showed or did something convincing enough to trust them.
    shuv20 shuv20 18-21, M 1 Response May 12

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    How can i trust others when i can not trust my own "thoughts" about anyone else . . . .
    212panda 212panda 31-35, F 1 Response May 12

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    I really can't trust to save my life. It's ruining everything, and right now. I'm on the verge to messing everything with someone who means the world to me because I just can't...
    aDesperado aDesperado 18-21, M 3 Responses May 14

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    I've been lied to and stepped on in the past to many times to just let someone into my bubble. i dont trust easily but i can trust. its hard to break my walls down but if you show...
    littleshit04 littleshit04 16-17, F 1 Response May 15

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    How do you trust someone else when you don't even trust yourself?
    dejamariex dejamariex 18-21, F 5 Responses May 16

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    Its happening again. At the moment my self esteem, as I've realised over the years is faltering and recently flatlinning. These days its just barely beyond functioning. I've lived...
    lass1 lass1 41-45, F 3 Responses May 20

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    I am so angry right now, I have lost all faith and trust in people. who am I supposed to count on when I can't trust my own family. everyone is telling me what to do but no one is...
    meganwiencek1 meganwiencek1 26-30, F 5 Responses May 21

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    I'm really starting to question who I can trust anymore. In the past 8 months I've seen so many people who I considered friends and who I thought I knew really well, slowly reveal...
    TheNarratorGrim TheNarratorGrim 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Okay , so this goes to all the people single out there. When people say that they aren't gonna **** you over and they promise you and they give you and tell you everything and then...
    malibubabi malibubabi 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I just feel like he is using me for a first love experience and then I'll be tossed away as nothing. I don't trust that I'm anything but a tool for him. I want to be valued for who...
    anarchoflower anarchoflower 18-21, F 1 Response May 2

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    still get paranoid about trusting people ive known for a while with some things
    Sbabyface Sbabyface 22-25, F 1 Response May 6

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    I think that when our gut tells us not to trust someone....there's a reason we get that feeling
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 6

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    I was raped when I was 14. I don't trust many people ..it hard to
    Janae430 Janae430 16-17, F 5