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I Have Trust Issues and Personal Insecurities

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 134 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    *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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Yes ,I have trust issues,maybe every person who came to my life whom I loved hurt me one way or another.but again sometimes trust or no trust,I feel every person come in life with...
    dawnordusk dawnordusk 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    I do have trust issues. But most of the time I'm the one that's not trustworthy... :/
    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    I won't invest my time into something that I don't know the outcome to, hence why I have trust issues. I rarely put my guard down. I'm always on the lookout. I like to have control...
    anitamigna anitamigna 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Yes I have major trust issues. I have been burned too many times in the past to trust any friend or boyfriend. Boys they lie and cheat and are very secretive. A friend they tend...
    Dsanders13 Dsanders13 16-17, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I have been in my relationship for almost 3 years, with an amzing man, that has never given me any reason to not trust him. we have two kids. we rushed in to things quickly, but we...
    ooomooo ooomooo 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 4

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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 3 Responses Sep 1

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    My boyfriend broke up with me because he said ' my trust issues are getting worse' well it's not my fault he cheated on me twice, is it? No. The other day he yelled at me because I...
    Allofthemeanpeople Allofthemeanpeople 16-17, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    I don't know who to trust and what to believe anymore.
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    This might be my downfall, but I admit. I always see the good in people. I trust people. As naive as it may sound, I do. I used to think I'm a good judge of character, I can...
    anhourglass anhourglass 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I have always had this issue. I been hurt since the day i was born. Awarded to the state as a teen after being abused and cheated on over and over again as a young Mother of my...
    wickedone72 wickedone72 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Everyone has uncertainty about whom to trust, how much to trust, when not to trust, and so forth at one time or another. In fact, every day we make choices about whom and how much...
    Cpaz33 Cpaz33 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have trouble trusting people which stops me from having any kind of relationship. I want someone to talk to but I know I won't open up at all. I had to talk myself to putting...
    BoMolly BoMolly 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    I've completely trusted guys i loved and liked, and they all ruined it. Now im not sure whether i can fully trust again. :( i think i can never say i can completely trust someone...
    LadyInFuchsia LadyInFuchsia 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    I don't know anything anymore, who to trust or who not to trust... I mean, taking some guy's word who I barely have talked to, who's basically sleeping with an engaged woman, over...
    XxxFallenAngelxxX XxxFallenAngelxxX 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 7

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    Months ago, this guy started pursuing me. He was cute and we had so much in common. I loved talking to him. He texted me a lot and even came to my dorm late at night to talk once...
    rachbeforebeauty rachbeforebeauty 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    After my life time and the world how it is now I do not trust anyone anymore. You cannot afford to even trust you own Doctor.
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 2 Responses Sep 16

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    I want to trust my boyfriend but he's lied to me three times in a span of five years. It's hard to trust him I hate it.
    reneelove1 reneelove1 26-30, F 9 Responses Sep 16

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    I dont trust anyone. Not one single person. Everyone i ever trusted has screwed me over and let me down. At a young age i learned that the only one i can count on is myself. I dont...
    HannaBananaa HannaBananaa 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have been with the same guy for 2 years now and I still don't trust him and I really don't know why, I ALWAYS get mad/jealous if I see a girl talk to him, or I always want to...
    cnw1 cnw1 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    i do not trust easily so if i tell you "i trust you" please, don't make me regret it.
    lightraydawn lightraydawn 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This will be there until i find that one person who i trust. I have found her but i am not fully trusting right now
    AustinmMurdock AustinmMurdock 16-17, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have been dating my boyfriend for two years now. He just told me a month ago he cheated on me two times, and when he was away at college, was someone else. Whenever I visited him...
    grey9 grey9 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 3

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    It's hard trusting people. I am open and honest with everyone I talk to and I feel like that's not always the case here.
    darkdimples darkdimples 18-21, F Sep 11

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    I look you in the eye, listen to what you say and believe nothing that comes out of your mouth. How in the hell do I fix this ? When you can trust someone it really sucks.
    Lupusinignem Lupusinignem 26-30, M 6 Responses Sep 15

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    Since I was 4. My own mother betrayed me and growing up everyone around me showed me reasons why I can't trust anyone.
    LeoGirl92 LeoGirl92 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 20

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    My last abusive boyfriend has made it so difficult for me to trust my current boyfriend :( it's draining him, I can tell. I'm paranoid. I feel so bad
    mdkp mdkp 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I've  been let down so many times, that I don't trust anyone anymore.
    Briilashun Briilashun 16-17, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    I will trust you until the day you give me a reason not to.
    Pingu113 Pingu113 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Sarcasm is a defense mechanism its a way for me to exist without revealing real emotions. Its part of the reason I try not to interact outside of face to face because I can't read...
    CassieWithAnO CassieWithAnO 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Trust is like a paper once broken it gets crumbled and people just keep crumbling it more.
    becca5432 becca5432 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Trust is like a paper once broken it gets crumbled and people just keep crumbling it more.
    becca5432 becca5432 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Trust is like a paper once broken it gets crumbled and people just keep crumbling it more.
    becca5432 becca5432 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Trust is like a paper once broken it gets crumbled and people just keep crumbling it more.
    becca5432 becca5432 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Trust is like a paper once broken it gets crumbled and people just keep crumbling it more.
    becca5432 becca5432 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    First question ever been in a relationship happy for the most part. But then you start to feel like your the only one there? Maybe its you or maybe your unsure of yourself? Ever...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 2 days 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 5 Responses Sep 2

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    Always when I have to speak in front of many people my face turns red and I speak weird. My friends call me shy. But I just think it's not my people.
    Ramakichi Ramakichi 18-21, F Sep 10

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