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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    *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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have trust issues. I haven't ways had them, in my younger years I trusted without fear of pain or betrayals but I can't function like that anymore. When I was 19 I started...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F Jul 23

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    In your life you meet people who bring much joy to your life and also people who bring much misery to it. I am very unfortunate because I've had more people who bring me misery in...
    morgan18365 morgan18365 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I have trust issues, mainly because my boyfriend cheated on me with my best friend, and I kept forgiving him an I finally broke up with him like the 100th time they hooked up. It...
    katie4399 katie4399 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Past guys have made me have trust issues. It sucks because now I will have a hard time trusting the next guy that comes into my life.
    lss0807 lss0807 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I have trust issues with people period. I don't care if it's my family (Who don't care about ******* you over) friends, or boyfriend. I want to change, but it's hard.
    NicoleMeagan NicoleMeagan 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have huge issues. My mind is corrupted. But my trust issues are really bad... Although I feel I really need to tell y boyfriend some things when the time is right. One of those...
    ShadowedLover ShadowedLover 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    I want to trust people. I really do! I've been backstabbed by my closest and bestest friends during high school. I stood up for them, I would have fought for them( was about to too...
    ReachingSoul ReachingSoul 22-25, F Jul 12

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    I really hate that my uncle came over today, and I feel worse instead of better. I hate that I can't trust someone who's always been kind to me, and never broken his promise. I...
    luna1912 luna1912 18-21, F Jul 1

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    I've never really been able to trust anyone ever since my best friend betrayed me by telling my biggest secret to everyone else. And because I've never gotten over my trust issues...
    NekoAnya NekoAnya 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I was completely betrayed by my best friend almost 15 years ago. She is responsible for my trust issues, because of her I have mates and not friends. I'm happy to listen to and...
    Littlemissshy7 Littlemissshy7 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    I have major trust issues. And I am pretty much always oblivious to signs. For example, if you tell me you like me or compliment me while holding a big *** neon sign above and Mila...
    scarredbutrelentless scarredbutrelentless 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 3

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    New personal rule... Never tell anyone anything personal in person. They will hold it against you every chance they get. Or at least that's the common trend within my group of...
    imlostinthis imlostinthis 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I don't trust people at all, and the few people who have earned my trust know better than to break it. I have been backstabbed more times than I thought possible to withstand. Out...
    Tsalokath Tsalokath 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Every time I trust I end up betrayed. My last act of trust was when I trusted my ex concerning our two young children. He wanted to see them,be a part of their lives,and act like...
    BabylessMommy BabylessMommy 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Sometimes I literally think my soul is exhausted from the experience of trusting people. Meaning when you first meet someone everything is new rather it's a friendship or a...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 22

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    I don't know, all my life i have found it hard to trust anyone , the first time i tell someone a secret i made sure it was the smallest one i could possibly think of , and next...
    Theworldismyhell Theworldismyhell 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Honestly, It's hard to trust others. Everytime when I do, I realize that the person just wanted something I had and they take it or use me and walk away. Walk away like it was easy...
    strawberry38 strawberry38 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Do not mistake the fact that I tell you something for me trusting you. There are two people in this world who I trust and they had to ******* work for that
    ashdavenport ashdavenport 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I've been let down by so many people that I've trusted and I take it out on people that don't deserve it. My current bf and I haven't been together very long, but we've worked...
    vlrjspn vlrjspn 22-25, F Jul 2

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    I've spent the last 10 years of my life in back to back long term relationships. The first one, we just weren't right for each other. The second, I lived with all my heart. In...
    dolceharajuku dolceharajuku 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    If you didn't do anything to make me not trust you then there shouldn't be a problem
    dre07 dre07 18-21, M Jul 3

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    Once you get hurt enough it's hard to trust anyone
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 4

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    trust nobody! experiencing something that hurts you, must always teach you a lesson in life,also be mindful and wise enough to learn from other peoples mistakes. its pointless to...
    Elizabeth1411 Elizabeth1411 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I don't like to trust people to quickly I have been used to many times. I like getting to know people quicker.
    samdavis3 samdavis3 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    I find it extremely difficult to trust people because of past experiences. I keep myself very guarded and I struggle to let anyone in.
    curiousgirl1214 curiousgirl1214 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I don't trust people, it doesn't really need any explanation.
    HannibalQ HannibalQ 16-17, F Jul 22

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    How do I move on toward trusting someone again when I still have doubt? I don't know if it will go away but it has to. I love him and I have to overcome this issue in order to be...
    hysgirl hysgirl 31-35, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm just a naturally quiet person. I don't have a lot of friends because in the past I have been hurt by people. A lot of times I have been brave enough to be open and keep it real...
    genuine94 genuine94 18-21, F Jul 2

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    I don't know if i like this topi for this story but yea, whatevers,. Why do people pretend to like you or be into you , only to get what they really wanted from you int he first...
    cbeneath cbeneath 22-25, F Jul 12

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    My boyfriends ex girlfriend is his best friend ... They talk every day ... They text hourly ..: they have pet names for each other. And now she wants to have a child through...
    Jezzebel143 Jezzebel143 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 12

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    I have such a hard time believing guys actually want something serious with me. I always think that everything they're doing such as sweet talking & spoiling me is to only get in...
    rangek rangek 18-21, F 39 Responses Jul 20

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    I'm scared of how cynical I have become. I can't look at somebody and not think of every possible way they could hurt me. I have turned even the nicest people that everybody loves...
    littlegirl03 littlegirl03 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have a guy who is my best friend and my brother but he gets a little mean and scares me what am I going to do I'm to scared to so anything
    100BlackRoses 100BlackRoses 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't let anyone in that easily and it has caused me to lose many good men who came into my life
    bcgirl1999 bcgirl1999 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    Just as simple as that .. I don't know when they started..
    Am3917 Am3917 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    My mother told me to "Close my eyes and open your mouth." I don't know what I was suspecting but what I got was a salted cricket...
    Skuggington Skuggington 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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    When I was young my grandma tricked me into mooning the neighbors behind her house. I am constantly harassed by them every day.
    kat990 kat990 13-15 1 Response Jul 9

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