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I Have Trust Issues With Men

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 215 People

    lehcar1977 lehcar1977 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 21 Responses Oct 31

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Because. Me met them.

    And survived.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 6

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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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    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 22 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, F Mar 28, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    My trust issues began when I was 13. My mom was my hero as a kid. I could talk to her about anything. Then one day she reviled a secret to me. My mom was cheating on my dad with...
    BFRM BFRM 18-21, F Dec 3

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    I have trust issues, and honestly I don't think that's such a bad thing. The base instinct for humans is our impulse to protect ourselves. Think about it. Every time you lie, cheat...
    TheBlasphemousOptimist TheBlasphemousOptimist 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 12

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    People brag about having trust issues but that's how I can tell who does or does not have them because those of us who really have trust issues are at war with it. We don't like it...
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 24

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    - course I do and the smart people always have trust issues. Only fools, naive and gullible people tend to fall for everything. Obviously since it's the net fooling and messing...
    Ic3Queen Ic3Queen 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I have trust issues when people message on here, no I don't want to see any nudity!
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    free Wi-Fi that Makes you pay after it has said its free,is the reason i have trust issues.
    Woudziniska Woudziniska 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    I don't know when it happened in my life, but I have some serious trust issues when it comes to relationships! The first time I was ever asked out was when I was little, and I...
    bluespoon bluespoon 18-21 Dec 12

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    All my relationships - dating, family and friends. I've been lied to and cheated it, made feel unimportant, verbally and mentally abused to the point where i have a hard time...
    bestofme85 bestofme85 26-30, F Dec 4

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    I 'HAD' TRUST ISSUES thought I'd write a little something in here before I leave this group.. for a long time now I have had trust issues, I have been betrayed an lied to left...
    J41LBIRD93 J41LBIRD93 18-21, F Dec 1

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    A new survey has revealed that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The...
    Katycc11 Katycc11 26-30, F Nov 27

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    A new survey has revealed that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The...
    Katycc11 Katycc11 26-30, F Nov 27

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    I feel like I need to say something. Ever since a child, I've had severe trust issues. I was put through foster care, which was really hard. My approve mother was abusive and I...
    iwuvmusic iwuvmusic 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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    It sucks but not trusting people is very much apart of me. I have notice every time I open up to someone I hear myself say "Shut up, Don't trust them! You know what happened last...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    A new survey has revealed that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The...
    Juliecc11 Juliecc11 26-30, F Dec 1

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    I have had trust issues for a long time but I can trust all my friends now but I'm having some difficulties trusting my friends boyfriend. He smokes, he's only 10 and my friend is...
    nomorelies13 nomorelies13 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    I have severe trust issues since I have been raped twice. I am not here to date any male. If you guys do not understand that then I will block you. I do not trust others easily...
    joanwilliams joanwilliams 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 4

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    I'm trying to deal with my trust issues but it's so hard when all I want to do is just be mad and tell him I hate him for putting me through this. I don't think he understands how...
    lalaholly lalaholly 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 3

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    My husband often comes off friendly, often far too friendly that it appears flirtatious. He has so many other girls as friends and all who I've seen have no boundaries with him...
    Neverbackaway Neverbackaway 16-17, F 7 Responses Dec 2

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    I guess I just attract the wrong women. Sad but true, I have had more than my share of cheaters and liars. Many women complain that they are sick of men cheating on them and lying...
    StraightGuyEnFemme StraightGuyEnFemme 46-50, M Dec 1

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    My love is 23 years older than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't...
    cassiecc11 cassiecc11 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 4

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