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I Have Trust Issues With Men

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    Lately...

    i have been experiencing a major trust issue with a friend of mine and i feel so bad that i dont trust him or that i even suspect that he is lying. He tends to repeat his behavior and that woman isnt totally out of his life. She is still floating around his cyber life and after...
    WindyCityCat WindyCityCat 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 7, 2010

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    Where have all the good men gone,

    and where are the gods?  A hero...Not this:Or that:I mean... grow up, men!
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 17 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    Getting Better

    I've begun to trust them more, but I still have issues. It's something that just came on in my mid teens that meant I began to struggle with the people around me. Maybe one I'll be trust issues free.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Nov 16, 2007

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    Ruined

    I can only think my trust issues with men have stemmed from my relationship with my father... When I was growing up, my dad was quite excessive with discipline to the point that it openly became abuse - though as a kid I just didn't know any different. It was...
    Orckiss Orckiss 26-30, F 9 Responses Dec 16, 2009

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    Trying Not To Be My Mother

    My mother is so much like me in so many ways, it's uncanny- except for one thing. She thought the world of her father, and was probably pretty naive when she ended up marrying my father who developed an alcohol problem over the years. Now, at 22, I have serious trust issues...
    Hemlock19 Hemlock19 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2009

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    I Have Trust Issues

    I Have Trust Issues . mostly with  men , i  hate guys , they are naturally  "corrupted "  that women . I hate them after cheated by my ex bf
    richa12345678 richa12345678 22-25, F 9 Responses Aug 7, 2011

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    I'm Confused

    I don't understand what caused me to have issues. I've got a great guy after me and I really like him but I just can't open myself up, I can't even tell my parents I love them... And he wants me to say it to him. Do you think I should see a counsellor? I'm only seventeen and I'm...
    Underscore12345 Underscore12345 16-17 Sep 21, 2012

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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 and I will never share pics with any males regardless of how nice or persistent they are. Most of the males here want pics so they...
    mominlingerie mominlingerie 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 25

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    I Do

    Men are unreliable pigs mostly users abusers much worse.  
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 3 Responses Dec 23, 2009

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    No Ones Fault

    I actually believe that it was no ones fault in particular to why I have such serious trust issues with men... and its not to far off to say I have no trust for anyone anymore. Many experiences throughout my life that have unfolded to this basic underlying theme. Everyone lies...
    numb1016 numb1016 22-25 Nov 8, 2010

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    WE;VE Learnt Threw Heartache

    BEING HURT BY MEN, IS HARD TO ACCEPT WHEN YOU FEEL GENUINE ABOUT SOMEONE, NOBODY WANTS TO FEEL STUPID BECAUSE THEY TRUSTED THE WRONG PERSON. sO WHEN I FELT LIKE A TOOL, FOR TRUSTING, I TOLD MYSELF THAT IT' WAS NOT MY FAULT THAT I BELIEVE PEOPLE, MAYBE JUST NIEVE, BUT KNOW YOU PUT...
    nnncabean nnncabean 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2007

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    I joined this website about four years ago

    absolutely angry with men, with real serious issues that have pushed me towards favouring girls. I don't feel the same now, I sometimes come across old stories I have written here about this issue and I think to myself, how silly, did I actually feel this way towards all men...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 19 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    What Can You Do When You Can't Trust, and Are Scared

    what's-his-name is what I call my ex. over five years he separated me from all my friends, even my work buddies. he was capable of acting one way for long periods of time then switching his personality often on purpose just to see how people reacted. my only friend that I have...
    schatz81 schatz81 26-30 1 Response Dec 21, 2008

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    I Distrust Most Men

    Ever since I was a small child I have distrusted men. Strangely enough I mostly distrust men that are 35 or older. If I'm alone with them I look down and my stomach tightens up. My breathing gets quicker and I get scared. I still haven't figured out why I distrust a certain age...
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2013

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    How About No Trust

    Over the yrs my trust has almost completely been diminished by several men . As a child i watched my mom wait on my dad hand and foot . she still does .. she makes what he wants for dinner , takes his plate to him , takes it away for him . gets his clothes laid out for him . Then...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2008

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    lehcar1977 lehcar1977 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    Men

    Since, I have had many bad experiences, unfortunately I have trust issues with men.  I don't want to and this is how I feel.  I'm not saying, all men are bad (not at all and no offense), but deep inside, I feel insecure.  Sorry!!!
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 2 Responses May 21, 2011

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    No Probation

    As of November my grandpa is no longer on probation for sexually abusing me when I was 15. He was touching me and asking very inappropriate questions while at a family reunion. MY grandma said as long as my cousins and aunt move out of her house he can move in. While I was at my...
    tig1991 tig1991 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    My Bf Does

    He has deep rooted issues trusting me, and to be honest its ******* me off because I havent done anything to earn that. He's been hurt in the past, but look Im not holding how other guys have treated me in the past over him. I asked about a friend of his trying to get him for a...
    Nic00l Nic00l 16-17, F Nov 21, 2012

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    From When I Was Very Young...

    I never trust men. Not sure why, I remember getting certain "vibes" from different men that were around me when i was younger. Some men gave it off stronger than others, some i couldnt "read" at all. My father would "point" out certain behaviors with men when ...
    WindyCityCat WindyCityCat 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 2, 2010

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    Keeping Them At a Distance.

    I'm almost 21 years old, a heterosexual female, and I have never had a boyfriend. Perhaps you can count the 1 week (at the most, I think it was actually shorter) "relationship" I had at 14 a boyfriend, but other than that there have been none. To start, self...
    everperplexed everperplexed 22-25 2 Responses Mar 26, 2009

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    More Than Trust Issues.

    Men always just want something from me. They disgust me and make me feel uneasy. I try to avoid them at all costs.
    runtothesun runtothesun 18-21 1 Response May 21, 2011

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    I Doubt I'll Ever Trust Again

    My choice in members of the opposite sex is horrible.   If I'm attracted to a man,  99% of the time they turn out to be @$$holes!   The other 1%.....either married or gay!   I'M NOT KIDDING!!!!!   In my experience I've learned that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Sep 2, 2007

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    Not A Poster Child For "Picking A Husband!"

    One day, perhaps it will be easy to laugh at my failed attempts at love. There have been three. The saga is easy to outline: husband #1 was my college sweetheart, his alcoholic father committed suicide, the news crushed his whole world, he ran to another woman and left his former...
    live2laugh live2laugh 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2013

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    Daddy Issues?

    I'm a 20 year old student. I'm becoming more and more aware of my trust issues with men. I was only close to my father when I was little, but even then he had anger issues and severe ADD. We're only just realizing as a family that he shows all the symptoms of bipolar disorder...
    Tegan26 Tegan26 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2010

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    Most Believe

    Clearly it is known that most people believe in love, and that one should not run from it. Ok I value and respect the opinion of others, but somehow I don't think they fully understand why we run from love. Simply put I never had a positive male in my life growing up. My life has...
    4everlost23 4everlost23 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2013

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    Lack of Trust Is Exausting!!!!!

    I want a trusting relationship, I really do. But, thanks to my mother, (may God rest her soul) I learned at an early age not to trust and how to lie. I know that now I am a big girl and all grown up now. I have since realized the painstaking effort that it takes to lie. So, I...
    seekingnrjoy seekingnrjoy 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2009

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    Some Men

    Some men,Can't trust 'em,Rough as guts,Outright liers,Always deceitful,Even to their friends.
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 Aug 14, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I have been stabbed in the back so Many times I try to hide some parts of who I am. I know I have hidden parts of who I am from myself.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 2 hrs ago

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    I'm huge on trust. If I no longer trust you or you give me the slightest reason not to trust you, you're pretty much dead to me. It'll be hard to gain my friendship, trust and...
    moonlight1989 moonlight1989 26-30, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I Have Trust Issues Because My Family Talks To Me And Then Tell My Business I Try To Tell Everyone That I Think I Can Trust Whats Going On And They Just Think Im A Liar They Hate...
    Clarial Clarial 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I never understood the magnitude of the impact cheating would have on me. It's been years and I'm not even with the cheater any more, but somehow, when I meet someone, I am...
    rottenrobi rottenrobi 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    No one has really ever lied to me that badly, I just find it really hard to believe things. Things like compliments are hard to take because I'm scared of being seen as a fool. I...
    probablyjessica probablyjessica 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I really wish this wasn't an issue for me! I used to be so naive- when people would tell me about hard times in their lives- I would be so thankful that I was so blessed and didn't...
    trying2hard trying2hard 36-40, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm not really sure what to believe I've been lied to so many times and it just causes issues in my relationships cuz they just can't understand why I don't fully trust
    BlairGrace BlairGrace 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have been betrayed by many people in the past even by my own parents so I find it extremely hard to trust anyone nowadays.
    StephBlakeIsInfinite StephBlakeIsInfinite 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have been lied to and let down by many people, so to trust, is to be hurt. Do I think everyone is untrustworthy? No! However, I do believe that some of us either attract or...
    LonesumnTx LonesumnTx 51-55, F 3 days ago

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    I don't trust anyone completely,including myself.
    comfi comfi 51-55, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I can't believe how **** my trust is for people, it brings me down and ruins relationships!
    lilbee2 lilbee2 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I honestly don't really expect a response to this. I just need to vent. I have been really paranoid with my boyfriend lately. He is always so worried about me cheating on him or...
    dance40415 dance40415 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I find it so hard to trust my husband even though he shows me and tells me regularly that he loves me. I still think he's going to go out and cheat or leave me for another woman at...
    MrsRusty MrsRusty 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Is everyone perfect or not? I have NEVER met a person who confess their faults up front. I believe this is why the world is in this terrible condition today. A woman can meet a man...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    this should not be a surprise because how the world is now. You cannot trust anyone really. It all depends on what you are trusting them for. As far as my experiences most really...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    my trust issues aren't just paranoia, my trust issues are because so many people have proven time and time again that they can't be trusted.
    SilverSpiritWolf32 SilverSpiritWolf32 31-35, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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