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I Have Trust Issues

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    People always say: "Just trust me.

    " And all I wanna do is scream that I can't just trust someone. Millions of questions and comments shoot through my mind. I always end up not trusting them because my own head screws up every chance I get to trust someone. Like my best friend always knows when something's wrong...
    hxlils hxlils 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 13

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    gurldeleted gurldeleted 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    My fiance of 2 years was texting other women

    while we were at the hospital saying our last goodbyes to our 2 day old premature daughter. If I cant trust you to be loyal at our WEAKEST point how can I trust you at all?!? Like right after she passed and we went back to our room he started texting other women. That's not only...
    FixItJesus FixItJesus 22-25, F 10 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    First, was 17 and there was just this one jerk.

    He hurt me, but not too bad. I didnt trust him much in the begining. Then my closest friend in one place used me for his own pleasure. I thought i'd get over it since i never did completely trust him. Then a not so close friend tried to push me and my best friend into sex on...
    ThinkingCat ThinkingCat 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    my father abused me. I used to hang out with

    people who didn't care about me and stabbed me in the back repeatedly. all the girls ive loved have turned out to be something other than what I thought they were. I feel like I can't trust anyone, even myself. Im just crazy and stupid.
    Jennimiller1797 Jennimiller1797 16-17, T 1 Response Feb 17

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

    different guys But I like you Trust me.
    jojo0915 jojo0915 31-35, M 15 Responses Jan 3

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    I can't seem to trust people.

    Especially guys.. that has been the main caused for my failed relationships.
    GrayCee87 GrayCee87 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    kirsty56 kirsty56 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Everybody Lies

    That's my philosophy in life taken from the great show House. Basically because of a family member badly breaking my trust I have trust issues and so always go with this philosophy because it's so true about everyone. Trust can take forever to build but seconds to destroy
    NathanJD NathanJD 16-17, M 4 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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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... πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 16 Responses Jan 14

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    I'm learning to trust again.

    It's hard but one of the first steps is not listening to or following every thought and urge inside your mind. There is something at the root of always expecting to be hurt. A lot of times it boils down to that person you still haven't forgiven. Mistrustfulness can turn you into...
    seesaw69 seesaw69 26-30 2 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 5 Responses May 27, 2014

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    Sometimes I literally think my soul is

    exhausted from the experience of trusting people. Meaning when you first meet someone everything is new rather it's a friendship or a relationship you two get to know each other you bond and spend time next thing you know they just become a regular in your life and you like...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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    Only Girls. Never fail to let me down

    when I need them most.
    CBlaze22 CBlaze22 18-21 8 Responses Feb 9

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    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 4, 2014

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    Trust people whose feelings remain the same,

    even when the time changes.
    thecharmedone004 thecharmedone004 22-25, F 3 Responses May 26, 2014

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    like i feel like i cant believe things ppl tell

    me. like if they dont make logical sense. i assume they are lying to me. something tonight i asked this person about. i asked them who the person was in their very top spot. (at that time i was in the number two spot.) it wasnt out of jealousy mind u, only curiosity. most dont...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 16

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    I have very bad trust issues with my fiancΓ©.

    I've caught him messaging other girls about sex. Texting them about being w them. Asking to meet up. Asking to see them. Saying how sexy an beautiful they are. Saying he's in a "situation" so things are complicated but he really likes them. He's made me insecure w one specific...
    lis924 lis924 22-25, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have two things... 1st- I've never in my

    life met a man who I truly cared for and appreciated until last summer. my relationship is pretty good except when I start to over think things then I start putting ideas in my head that my relationship has to be too good to be true. He's never given me any reason to think he's...
    sage31449 sage31449 31-35, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I'm not sure if it's the lack of trusting myself

    or trusting others. God only knows I've made my fair share of mistakes. I will own my mistakes and vow to do better. Open my heart to others and have FAITH that they choose not to hurt me. The sea can not always be smooth. Rough waters are sure to come, not sailing threatens...
    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F 4 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Do ever look at someone

    and think "you're the reason I don't trust", because they screwed you over so many times?
    aDesperado aDesperado 18-21, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Never tell your problems to anyone.

    20% don't care and the other 80% are glad you have them.
    tepidly tepidly 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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    Saying i have "trust issues",

    is probably a massive understatement. Because while i do in fact find it hard to trust people on the most basic level, it goes much deeper than that. I was always quite a shy and reserved person, but someone who often welcomed people with open arms, and an open heart. That...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 17 Responses Feb 9

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    There is a guy Alex, ive been talking to the

    past few months as friends. We get drinks and coffee and though we dint do anything, we flirt alot and lately I started liking him. He buys me gifts, Valentine's chocolate, cards, and we talk all the time. Today my other friend who works for IT, told me did some search on...
    nygirl91 nygirl91 22-25, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    I once thought I had a relationship then found

    out it was a joke and since then I don't trust no one
    stephenh95 stephenh95 18-21, M 9 Responses Jan 31

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    I am recently divorced

    and in a new relationship. May marriage failed for various reasons but I would like to tell myself that the most important was the removal of affection. My new relationship is magical. But my trust issues are in danger of ruining it. My partner has a colorful past. A serial...
    Pappasierra Pappasierra 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    My girlfriend is currently sleeping in our bed

    yet I have recently found proof that the woman I want to spend the rest of my life with is currently flirting with someone else and has feeling for the person. She will tell me when they hang out yet I have recently found out that on Wednesday night she wanted to make moves on...
    Pjf4789 Pjf4789 22-25, M 6 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    thecharmedone004 thecharmedone004 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 16

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    Stop asking for forgiveness

    and telling me to trust you when I'm still coughing up water from the last time you let go and let me drown.
    ambermills ambermills 13-15, F 6 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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    I have so many trust issues I had to check

    if the cocoa puffs were actually cereal and not dog food before eating it...
    thephilosipher thephilosipher 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    Letting someone close to me,

    is just giving them an invitation to hurt me. I know that not everyone is a cruel, twisted bastard, I know people make mistakes, but I also know that I can't get hurt again.
    Iwillfly1day Iwillfly1day 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    sometimes even i had already fallen to a guy,

    i can't simply give him my "yes". am so afraid to let myself go out of my comfort zone. i have lots of "if" in my mind.
    kraine17 kraine17 22-25, F Feb 17

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    British32 British32 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    People **** me over and expect me to just give

    them trust? No. Not how it works. (I drew that!)
    RaisedByTheWolves RaisedByTheWolves 13-15, F Dec 22, 2014

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    There is a nightingale deep within me with a

    reddish tail like a Valentine and a melody that wants to be free Her muffled tune will only catch the ear of that gardener who stills to listen carefully She lives in my heart and peeks out through my words Curious yet afraid, so long hidden away and mending she tentatively...
    blueyedreamer blueyedreamer 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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    I was in an abusive relationship,

    i don't trust anybody anymore because of it . I never properly dealt with it like I should have,i now cant watch anything that has to do with physical or emotional abuse because it throws me into anxiety attacks . I think everybody has bad intentions for me..im new to this site...
    sjb1992 sjb1992 22-25, F 6 Responses a week ago

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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 16-17, M 13 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    Its very hard to believe someone ,

    everyone pretending to be nice and stab on your back .Very few people around me who are truly mean what they say . I need time to have faith in someone and i think I got one on EP :)
    lifenoteasy lifenoteasy 26-30, M Feb 16

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    British32 British32 26-30, F a week ago

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    Its hard to trust someone,

    especially when the ones you trusted the most were the ones that betrayed you.
    hopeless220 hopeless220 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 23

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    i'm really used to guys pretending to like me

    and using me so if a guy shows interest me i have a hard time believing him and it sucks
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 14 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    I do NOT trust easily,

    so when I tell you " I trust you" you better not make me regret it.
    TheLadyYves TheLadyYves 16-17, F 6 Responses Apr 19, 2014

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    glitterme23 glitterme23 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I have such a hard time believing guys actually

    want something serious with me. I always think that everything they're doing such as sweet talking & spoiling me is to only get in my pants & leave.
    rangek rangek 18-21, F 37 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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    It seems like every time you get close to

    somebody they do something to hurt you and you can't trust them. Every time you try it seems like it get worse and worser. From your family to your friends and your relationships. It's like you have nobody but yourself and all you do is hold it and run from the fact that nobody...
    myanouska myanouska 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    Trusting guys is such a hard task

    for me due to the betrayals I have experienced in my life by men, especially family members. I worry I would never be comfortable with someone due to the fear of being hurt mentally, physically and sexually. I always think guys have bitter intentions.
    thisbunnybites888 thisbunnybites888 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 7 Responses Jun 13, 2014

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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 18-21, F 9 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    Every time I feel I may be getting closer to

    someone, I feel like a warning goes off in my head, and I suddenly wish I had never shared any information about myself. I start to hold back, back away, and even try to hide like I was never there. For instance, I was telling a new "friend" a story about something that...
    misscoffee misscoffee 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    I can love unconditionally,

    I can smile, and laugh but I can never accept those feelings from others. Ive never been in a relationship where I wasn't cheated on. I may have even met good people but pushed them away because of all the past hurt and betrayal. My love is alive but my trust is long dead.
    Phoenix3439 Phoenix3439 18-21, F Feb 16

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    I was upset and annoyed today over something

    that still bothers me till this day but I took it out on someone like I was rude to them and I apologized but they didn't get my message but I hope they do soon. I feel really bad because they didn't deserve it.
    MysteriousRose MysteriousRose 18-21, F 1 Response