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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    The guys that I've known in my life have always asked me why I have trust issues. And here's why: well because, my first heartbreak lead me to that. I was used by the guy I liked...
    LaBrenditaa LaBrenditaa 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I have major trust issues I can't let my bf rest in peace because all I do is think he is gonna cheat or do something that I won't know about when I'm at work and he's not .. Ugh...
    20andinkedxxx 20andinkedxxx 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Anyone will say anything to get you to believe them. Everyone lies . They will say anything to make themselves look good or to make they look less suspicious. So I think it is okay...
    Amerson20 Amerson20 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I have trust issues but I don't consider it a problem because I am usually safer by not trusting. Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
    laxprincess laxprincess 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    There is a reason I have trust issues
    Kelnea Kelnea 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    I'm going to be 20 tomorrow. My current boyfriend is 23 and has had plenty of girlfriends, and is friends with lots of girls. I have trust issues because for a long time I was...
    GoogleMaps GoogleMaps 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    Raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip cookies are the main reason I have trust issues.
    acidblue02 acidblue02 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 14

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    Raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip cookies are the main reason I have trust issues.
    tami1330 tami1330 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Of course I have trust issues. My ex didn't really like me, but the fact that I had a job and a car. She used me, draining my bank account, and I was too stupid to believe it, even...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 18

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    It will take alot for me to trust people because I've got trust issues, it's not as bad as it use to be but it's still bad enough to make a difference.
    Matchitehew Matchitehew 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 7

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    A few months back I met a girl that I fell for pretty quickly, and a few months later I found out she liked me, things were going pretty well, but as soon as we got to the point...
    Sulka19 Sulka19 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I'm really starting to believe I trust issues
    bemmie bemmie 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    TRUST issues comes from being ****** over
    Persayous Persayous 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've had trust issues for about 5 years now, no matter how much people tell me they care for me, or love me I question them, I might not say anything, but I'm always expecting the...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I have huge trouble opening up to boyfriends so my relationships are never as open, intimate and real as they should be. Im always afraid that as soon as I let them in they will...
    miloks miloks 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I don't want to expose my vulnerabilities. I don't want to show my insecurities, fears, and emotions in real life. I have always felt like I was never good enough and I still have...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 8

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    I have had them since I was very young and I been hurt so many times. It's hard for me to trust almost anyone. So don't take it personal it's just the way that I am. The low self...
    wolfy14 wolfy14 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    My boyfriend doesnt deal with our personal problems with me, he talks horribly about me to his friends to vent out his frustration and I only found out last week. He apologised and...
    idealorious idealorious 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 21

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    I used to be so naive. Sometimes I wish I could have that innocence back...to be able to see the world through the eyes of a girl who only knew of sheltered happiness. Of course...
    SupernovaxGirl SupernovaxGirl 26-30 1 Response Aug 12

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    You ever hear the phrase "I trust people as far as I can throw them"? Well, for me, I don't even bother picking them up. In fact, I just stare at them until they go away. In fact...
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 16-17, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have lost my faith in true love. It doesn't exist actually, not among the humans. They're all so shallow inside. If you look deep down, they're way too selfish. Everyone is with...
    Xyanii Xyanii 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 13

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    Its a pain to trust people...especially if you're someone like me who only trusts a person after knowing them for many years.The worst part of telling someone something is probably...
    ZnikiZ ZnikiZ 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Trust has always been a struggle for me. Money and gambling was the main thing in my family. God is the only one I truly trust in this world. I'm working on trusting my man with...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I want to trust others and get close to them but I just seem to not trust them. If they start getting close I find an issue that I blow completely out of proportion and get angry...
    anchuk4 anchuk4 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Ha, what's trust? To me trust is being able to hear words fall from someone's mouth and not thinking "Lie, lie, lie" every word they say. I don't believe in the words, "I promise...
    Cassadilla1822 Cassadilla1822 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    My ability to trust is dead. I have tried to trust, open my heart, be optimistic about the idea that I can trust people...but it's all useless. I just can't. Feeling this way makes...
    misscoffee misscoffee 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    Why should I trust people when all they do is hurt me, I don't know who to trust anymore. I hate feeling this pain and depressment, sometimes it's just easier to shut people out...
    Jaymerz97 Jaymerz97 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I don't really trust anybody........ I've been called fat so many times and I believe it. I've been called a ***** so many times, that's why I'm going to just stop talking. I've...
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I've been let down, betrayed, back stabbed, whatever you want to call it, by every person I've let in for as long as I can remember. Even my own Mother. These days I really don't...
    mhenson144 mhenson144 22-25, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    every time I trust someone it blows up in my face. I trust fairly easily tho. plus I have such low self esteem I think I'm fat.... ugly.... a mistake..... hurt everyone I meet
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm weary, and wary, of people after some issues when I was a teenager. I think deeply about the things asked of me.
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    I don't trust anyone. I just don't put myself in a position to get f*cked over. I know this might seem irrational but if you don't set yourself to get taken advantage of then you...
    blake000048 blake000048 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    I trust people too easily and I just get stabed in the back
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 5 Responses Aug 9

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    It seems that I cannot really trust anyone worthy. I use to be so naive.. In an odd way this was a very good thing. But now I have horrible nightmares and a deep feeling of sadness...
    RayneZ RayneZ 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Rightfully so...I have a hard time trusting anyone. Been there- done that...I even have a souvenir ~ my broken heart. Just wish ppl would tell the truth and stop with all the...
    innocentlyshy101 innocentlyshy101 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 12

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    Can't trust to save my life, probably the reason I'm always losing people. Then again, I like to play it safe
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 14

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    Yeah, I trust people too easily!
    MatthewWolf MatthewWolf 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 16

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