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I Have Trust Issues and Personal Insecurities

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 133 People

    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 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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    *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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I think everyone has a little bit of trust issues. I have trust issues because of my experience with people. It's very traumatizing. People lie and with lying comes power and...
    Ghostprojection Ghostprojection 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I think we all have trust issues. I've been to he'll and back, knocked to my knees, confidence blown to he'll. sometimes I wonder if I even fit into.humanity, society. I'm still...
    ck1964 ck1964 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I have some pretty deep rooted trust issues that come from the fact that I was molested when I was 13 by a very close friend, Im not gonna go into a ton of detail there because i...
    Sulka19 Sulka19 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    I'm really upset right now. I have had major trust issues before in my relationships until I found my now fiancé. I just had a baby and of course my hormones were all over the...
    deadmeadowaltz deadmeadowaltz 26-30, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have serious trust issues all because of one boy. Its crazy how one person can leave a big impact on your life
    amberloves16 amberloves16 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    01. I've been cheated on in the past more than once, and I took him back every time. My trust issues are because of myself.. Because I took him back. 10 years later and he's...
    CharlotteTeller CharlotteTeller 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    Sometimes I make it worse by trying to rely on people who have shown themselves to be untrustworthy. So, it becomes a circle that feeds on itself. Meet the untrustable, believe...
    Myfairlady1 Myfairlady1 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    I believe we all have some sort of trust issues, mine tend to be severe. Sometimes I let my guard down, but it always hurts. But on some level it's better to feel the pain than...
    AnarchyOfAthena AnarchyOfAthena 16-17, F Jan 18

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    I have major trust issues. Unfortunately, most people don't understand and that causes me to lose a lot of friends. Luckily, I've been working to overcome this. Maybe one day I can...
    Leofflaed Leofflaed 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    I have huge trust issues with 99.999999999999999999% of all males regardless of age using the internet and specifically those using this EP website. I am very careful what I say...
    mominlingerie mominlingerie 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's hard for me to trust other women it really is.Most women and girls ive met havent been the nicest to me,so i usually trust men more easily.The only girl i trust to a certain...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I only have self esteem issues when it comes to my job. I don't always feel like I'm right for this job. Maybe it's just the way some people treat me in regards to my job. Trust...
    ttbridge ttbridge 36-40, F Jan 19

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    I do... and I don't... Like, I think my problem is that I trust people TO much. I put my complete trust into some people, tell them everything, and put faith into them, just for...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    People always say: "Just trust me." And all I wanna do is scream that I can't just trust someone. Millions of questions and comments shoot through my mind. I always end up not...
    hxlils hxlils 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 13

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    it seems like everytime I try N be as trusting as i can be.. I get burned. I mean back before all the hate anf dislike I was one that trusted just bout everyone. I learned the...
    Lookingupalways Lookingupalways 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I told my friend I will likely never have a significant other anyway. Friend: why? Me:Because I have trouble enough with trusting friends. Friend: How come? Me: I don't know...
    YeahthatsMylife YeahthatsMylife 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    its so hard to trust again when everything you believed in got ripped apart when you were six. when I finally started to trust people again they just rip it apart like it was...
    BrokenSilence22 BrokenSilence22 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It seems like every time you get close to somebody they do something to hurt you and you can't trust them. Every time you try it seems like it get worse and worser. From your...
    myanouska myanouska 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    Guys.. Never trust google..: When I was 11... I wanted to see people with horns.. So I googled "h0rny people.." My life changed forever that day.. Google took me to a place I...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 16 Responses Jan 14

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    I AM AFRAID TO SHARE IT WITH EP.....I SHARED IT WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD AND THEY CALLED ME CRAZY, EVIL, SATAN, A FALSE PROPHET........I NO LONGER TRUST ANYBODY WITH MY AWESOME AND...
    LadySweetness LadySweetness 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 18

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    It sucks when all you want is someone to be by you and love you and care for you and they always hurt you. I don't wanna be hurt. I keep blocking everyone out. I just want one...
    Thatgirl2001 Thatgirl2001 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    I can no longer trust anyone, and it's affecting my current relationship. I wish I could trust him, but due to past experiences, I can't.
    morekisses morekisses 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    All I have to do is see how people behave and then if they behave terribly then that's when I don't trust them. I also judge on their looks. Since its a majority of people that I...
    rocketguy19 rocketguy19 16-17, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    We put too much trust sometimes. My mom's situation made me realize that. Once trust is broken, it stays broken.
    nonymousee nonymousee 16-17, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Its hard to trust someone, especially when the ones you trusted the most were the ones that betrayed you.
    hopeless220 hopeless220 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Never ever trust someone that's let you down two times because the first one is a warning, second one is a lesson. Third, fourth, fifth? They're just taking advantage of the whole...
    username3462 username3462 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've trusted to many people and yet I have gotten hurt. I have isolated myself from society. I thought I could trust one girl and she proved me wrong. I feel as if I can be...
    Ginger1313 Ginger1313 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    I am sitting in a rest room at one corner and looking at group of people who are laughing and enjoying. I could join them but i cant. I have seen horrible past about people. I am...
    esteem29 esteem29 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    Beautiful man. Everyone seems to want you, even other men. You say you're mine but are you really? I won't let myself get too close to you. I want to... But I've been let down so...
    aanicole aanicole 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    I've dreamt for the past two nights different scenarios that end in my bf sneaking behind my back to smoke and in the first one cheat on me with someone ... he says he cares but I...
    Karmickitten Karmickitten 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Girls logic: I like you But I'm talking to 4 different guys But I like you Trust me.
    jojo0915 jojo0915 31-35, M 15 Responses Jan 3

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    Am I the only one who thinks about the fact we're forced to trust these doctors/police/teachers/ect to give us the correct information and/or help with something? There's so many...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 4 Responses Jan 5

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    I don't trust people probably never will Iv been fuckkked over to much now it's all dark
    maskmagic maskmagic 70+, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    even though I still let myself trust people I shouldn't. I like the feeling that someone cares even when they really don't. I'll let them tear me apart if it means I can feel like...
    SarcasticBadger SarcasticBadger 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    its bad.. ive just been so hurt in the past that i dont even trust the people closest to me.. i just hold it all inside and hope for the best
    Ebolaa Ebolaa 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 19

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