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I Have Trust Issues With Men

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Anyone who joins the group "I believe Internet friends are real" is a ******* moron. I don't go online to make friends, which is why I feel comfortable calling people morons. I go...
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I have serious trust issues. Once someone lies to me I literally never recover. I feel like I'm always being lied to. Especially in relationships. I hate it because I feel like I...
    aquarius2383 aquarius2383 31-35, F 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    And I finally think Im right to dont trust people easily. Cause when I finally give them my confidence, thats the moment that they choose to stab me in the back. And I got so much...
    Mirii Mirii 16-17, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Sometimes, I feel like I shouldn't trust anyone...
    gabrielle03 gabrielle03 18-21, F 8 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I wish I didn't, but I constantly put up walls, and can never fully let people in you know? I have this mindset that if I am able to prevent heartbreak, depression, and everything...
    elanarenay elanarenay 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I DOOOOO ...I Have them ...WHY??!!
    paintrosesred paintrosesred 26-30, F 7 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    and once again I know why. You took one month and 5 days to build up trust , to paint a picture of a future, to make me fall for you . To make me feel involved in your life...
    Tonia248 Tonia248 51-55, F 5 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    when I was in my summer going into 8th grade I told my dark life story to a girl who was going into her junior year in high school. I have emotionally abusive parents and have had...
    Wildeagleflying Wildeagleflying 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Because the people who I'm supposed to depend on to be there for me have let me down.
    foreveralone22 foreveralone22 22-25, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    And it makes me a terrible friend because no matter how close I get to someone I can't trust them. I think way before we go our separate ways and I think that if I tell them my...
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My 'best friend' has lied to me about a lot of stuff. That she has cancer that shes pregnant. She lied about the cancer bit like 3 times and about the pregnant part 3 times. She...
    MariaFrancescaIordache19 MariaFrancescaIordache19 13-15, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.
    saverma1930 saverma1930 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It may be true that you cannot learn to trust and relinquish control that you simply have to have faith and push yourself to take risk and learn from observing your own behavior...
    4myinnerchild 4myinnerchild 51-55, M 2 Responses Jun 20

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    how do you let go of everything you have known ever learned and start fresh and trust I don't have the answer and I'm not sure there is one
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 19

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    Expectations lead to disappointment
    monse1523 monse1523 22-25, F Jun 19

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    I do,but id rather be cautious than naive any day and if someone can't understand that,that's there problem.This is why i don't like getting close to anyone or getting my hopes up...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 19

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