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    I had a pretty traumatic childhood,

    which can lead to a pretty messed up adult. When I was in therapy, they would tell me I had all these walls up like a fortress and only ever allow them past the first one. No matter how hard I tried I never learned how to drop my walls. I keep hoping that some day someone will...
    Edanamarie Edanamarie 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 13, 2015

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    Specially while chatting,

    i'm afraid that the other person would use me for god knows what and lie to me. I have a good conscience but still foolishly believe people that turns out to be a fraud. These types scares me alot.
    ExtraSour ExtraSour 16-17, F 8 Responses Jun 6, 2015

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    I never know how much time share with a person.

    I always feel like whatever I share will be used against me and I should never trust Noone because there has been times my trust has been broken. I always see those quotes saying "don't trust too soon" but when should I trust in someone. I feel like taking that leap to tell...
    marckengenie1 marckengenie1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    You don't really have a crush on me,

    you're pranking me. You don't really wanna be my friend, you're trying to set me up for humiliation or betrayal. You don't really care, you're just nosey. Everyone is against me.
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 11 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    I have a lot of trust issues

    because I was abused in my early life. I was adopted and not all adoption agencies nor foster parents are great and meet the needs of the child. As I said, I had been abused as a child, so I do not trust a lot of people; male and female. You have to earn my trust with respect...
    momworkingout momworkingout 36-40, F 6 Responses Jun 13, 2014

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    A year ago, all my 'friends' betrayed me.

    One by one they all stoped taking contact with me. Until only my 'best friend' was left... And in January from the previous year, he left me also alone. I think he might be the only person I will never forgive. He knew what kind of troubles I had, and what does he do? He goes...
    GentleReader GentleReader 13-15, M 4 Responses Jan 19

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    The world ive seen is full of lies.

    Ever since i was a little girl, i knew that my father was telling so many lies. I think it really made me the person i am today, someone who can't trust. I can never trust people 100%. Well... this is bothering me. I really want to trust people. But even when i try to trust them...
    reddddddddd reddddddddd 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    I don't know where my trust issues stem from.

    I have them bad. I can barely tell people simple stuff. I feel like they'll tell the world. When I date someone I feel like they're cheating. I always feel like I'm with that person not that persons' boyfriend. I hate people behind me. If they talk I feel like they're talking...
    chiloe13 chiloe13 13-15, M 3 Responses Jan 20

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    I have never been in a relationship

    because of the simple fact that I don't trust anyone, with anything. In fact, I am still a virgin because I don't trust anyone enough to put a valuable organ of my body inside of them. But hey, that's just me.
    anonyme23 anonyme23 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    Two reasons why we don't trust people: 1.

    We don't know them. 2. We know them.
    SPieterse SPieterse 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2015

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    this boy named nick, he's like super into me

    and I told him I can't be near him only because I'm scared... I'm scared to get close to someone like him...I've been threw some stupid **** and I know people around me shouldn't have to pay for others actions, but I guess it's just my trust issues.. I just don't want anyone to...
    SinfulSkin SinfulSkin 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So my ex boyfriend is "in a relationship" with

    a new girl we literally broke up 2 weeks ago..obviously there has been an overlap
    Sunshineandshowers89 Sunshineandshowers89 26-30, F 21 Responses Jul 7, 2015

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    It can be extremely difficult to find people

    who actually have good intentions. I've been taken advantage of so much that I don't take the time out to allow myself to get close to anyone. I've been used and dashed away once "they" have gotten what they wanted. Some people can be so heartless. -just venting
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Aug 23, 2015

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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 never wanted to be... Hahahahahah Just never trust google anymore... 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jan 14, 2015

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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 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 26, 2015

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    I hate when girls say "don't worry,

    he's just a friend." Uhh I remember not to long ago when I was your "friend" and wanted to get with you the entire time!
    navywill navywill 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I still believe in love,

    I just have a hard time believing in people.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Oct 22, 2015

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    There is no one that I can tell everything to.

    I tell a few people a lot, and a lot of people a little. However, I tell no one everything.
    DreamRiver DreamRiver 18-21, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've been betrayed million times already.

    😫😫😫 **** fake friends
    SaccharineRose SaccharineRose 16-17, F 6 Responses Jan 16

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    I'm always waiting for the other person to turn

    their back on me, betray me or just leave me. I don't believe anyone will ever (want to) stay. Yes, I know I'm insecure. Yes, it's pathetic that I need reassurance that they won't run away like everyone else. Just look at my track record. I'm the common denominator, so there...
    js246 js246 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    When you lose my trust.

    ..I dont think that I could trust you again. I'm really guarded with my feelings and I surely trust my gut/instinct.
    fruitella06 fruitella06 22-25, F 7 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    All my adult life, I've had people talk me into

    doing pretty much anything through sweet talking me, often times it was something where I had nothing in it for me, they were exploiting the fact that I love feeling useful. I now feel very untrusting whenever someone offers me a compliment, I always think they're either just...
    TheNarratorGrim TheNarratorGrim 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    trust takes years to be made

    and seconds to be broken
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 8

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    I have always had trust issues,

    I always assume others are going to screw me over and honestly when I ask myself why I feel that way I become instantly tired, I realized it's my protective mechanism... How fuc*ed up is that to know that my protective mechanism for not getting hurt is to trust no one.... I have...
    John2526 John2526 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    I wouldn't have trust issues

    if people didn't have lying issues...
    nobody62442 nobody62442 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 23

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    I have a problem. Actually,

    I have many, but let's just go with one for now. I have a HUGE problem with people screeenshotting conversations. Not just conversations with me, but those that they have with other people. They send them to shock me or to prove a point or simply to gossip. The only thing it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 5, 2015

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    kimcc11aa kimcc11aa 26-30, F Jan 20

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    Men, not all men, but many

    who have come into my life, have lied and cheated. Its the most painful kind of hurt, its betrayal. So carelessly I used to put my faith in some but thankfully, they've also taught me to keep my walls up high. I will never understand how they could be so heartless. Many...
    hawtlady hawtlady 46-50, F 6 Responses Oct 8, 2015

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    This last year has really opened my eyes.

    I trusted someone, helped them regain their footing. In return, I was put through experiences that left me traumatized and afraid to trust or help anyone again. I have rebuilt walls around myself that took years to tear down.
    Bored2016 Bored2016 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    i have 3brothers n 3sisters.

    I never really had friends for a long period of time growing up due to my family moving every other year so trust issues was like second nature amoung strangers but my family had been tightly knit for a while but recently something BIG happened to me and they knew what was going...
    archon279 archon279 18-21, M Jan 20

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    My trust issues typically stem from small events

    that I over dramatize and let build up over time. For example, one day I awoke to the wonderful smell of cinnamon wafting into my room from the kitchen. My mouth began to water and left my bed to go devour what I believed to be cinnamon rolls. But I had been deceived! Turns out...
    GigglyPeach GigglyPeach 18-21, F Jan 20

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    when you cry yourself to sleep some many times

    you start to not even question why you do it.....
    gabster0425 gabster0425 13-15, F 6 Responses Jan 21

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    Everybody leaves eventually.

    It's just a sad thought to think that at the end of the day, you are the only person you have to fall back on.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 13, 2015

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    TicToxic TicToxic 36-40, F 6 Responses Jul 8, 2015

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    My ex has turned me into a very untrusting

    person. I always believed him... Stood up for him... He had for years been doing things that left me trusting nothing about him... Over the years it has made me question everything and everyone. Now that he is gone I'm hoping I can work on building up my ability to trust...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 15 Responses 1 day ago

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    trust gets you killed,

    love gets you hurt and being real gets you hated
    jjj1996 jjj1996 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    Stop asking me to trust you

    when I am still coughing up water from the last time you let me drown.
    JustSomeTeenagerr JustSomeTeenagerr 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    I really dont trust and it ruins my

    relationships with people. . . its toxic to my life and i wish i could change it. . . . but people keep abusing my trust. . this has happened thru childhood into adult hood and ive sought counselling. . . . i wish i knew how to move past it
    212panda 212panda 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have major trust issues with people

    so i often shut myself off...never really let anyone on bc the times i have, i always ended up hurt.
    BrittBratz BrittBratz 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    Girls logic: I like you But I'm talking to 4

    different guys But I like you Trust me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Jan 3, 2015

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    i have trust issues because people cant be

    trusted i used to have trust in people but not anymore because people showed their true colors and that made me realize how people really are two faces liars and fake
    shey123 shey123 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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    Today I have totally given up on hoping to ever

    trust anyone. I cannot even trust my own mother. That bond broke today just a little bit more and I don't know if I have much more left. I HATE liars. Despise them. I can accept that some little white lies are necessary but lying to hurt someone for your own agenda.... no. I'm...
    js246 js246 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have been abused before.

    It wasn't nice, he moved away before the police could get him. My mother knew.
    Ducostrinity Ducostrinity 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 28

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    And if you can't accept

    that then please warn me before commencing communication... I have willingly given the fruits of my soul too often, in the hope for what? An imaginary connection! I have been deceived too many times, led to believe in things that weren't real. So I like to protect myself...
    Listening80 Listening80 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    I don't have trust issues.

    People have lying issues. I'm so over having to label myself this way as if I've never trusted anyone before. Every time I put my trust in someone they show me exactly why I shouldn't have. So no, I don't have any issues. If anything, I'm wiser than before by knowing NOT to...
    BeverlyPills BeverlyPills 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 1

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