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I Have Trust Issues

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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 8 Responses Jun 13

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    I have a guy who is my best friend

    and my brother but he gets a little mean and scares me what am I going to do I'm to scared to so anything
    100BlackRoses 100BlackRoses 13-15, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I am comfortable here on EP

    and texting, I just don't want to get any closer. The last guy I met here couldn't understand that, I should have never given him my phone number just to text. He asked me to delete my EP account so I did, I didn't talk to anyone but him at his request. After two months of...
    jamieis jamieis 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    New personal rule... Never tell anyone anything

    personal in person. They will hold it against you every chance they get. Or at least that's the common trend within my group of "friends". Dropping more people from my list of friends.
    imlostinthis imlostinthis 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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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 40 Responses Jul 20

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    I think I'm better off with my guards up.

    Because every time I let them down I do it at the wrong time or for the wrong person.
    ImJustANobody ImJustANobody 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I'm just a naturally quiet person.

    I don't have a lot of friends because in the past I have been hurt by people. A lot of times I have been brave enough to be open and keep it real with people, but I sometimes find that they aren't real with me. Don't get me wrong, I do have genuine friends, but they are few and...
    genuine94 genuine94 18-21, F Jul 2

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    I find it extremely difficult to trust people

    because of past experiences. I keep myself very guarded and I struggle to let anyone in.
    curiousgirl1214 curiousgirl1214 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I can't trust easily.

    But, when you break it, don't expect to get it back, ever.
    Thatbrokengirl1 Thatbrokengirl1 16-17, F 9 Responses Apr 19

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    I have huge issues. My mind is corrupted.

    But my trust issues are really bad... Although I feel I really need to tell y boyfriend some things when the time is right. One of those nights when were talking and talking for hours. But then again...I'm kind of scared to say these things ou loud. I've never done this. Talked...
    ShadowedLover ShadowedLover 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    I have never been in a long term relationship

    because i dont trust men. Its to the point i will ignore and reject every man that shows interest. Id like to date but i just cant be at peace because of trust issues. Any advice?
    tb2985 tb2985 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    memoriesofthepast124 memoriesofthepast124 18-21, F 9 Responses Jun 13

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    Just as simple as that .

    . I don't know when they started..
    Am3917 Am3917 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    You can't trust anyone.

    Even though they may be close to you, they can still betray you and hurt you. I trusted my step sisters with a big secret and they told my mom and now it's just awkward between my mom and I. Pretty much everyone I know is a liar and can't be trusted. I feel like the only person...
    AnimeFanGrrl AnimeFanGrrl 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 13

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    One time I trusted a cookie to have chocolate

    chips. Turns out it had raisins. It lied to me.
    LordSphinx LordSphinx 13-15 May 3

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    Lydwill96x Lydwill96x 16-17, F 7 Responses Mar 28

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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

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    I have trust issues, mainly

    because my boyfriend cheated on me with my best friend, and I kept forgiving him an I finally broke up with him like the 100th time they hooked up. It's just really sad that I thought they were both really important people in my life that I trusted with everything and now I...
    katie4399 katie4399 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I can't have a normal relationship with a guy

    because of the crappy male figures I've had in my life I don't exactly have much respect for the male population.
    kat990 kat990 13-15 2 Responses Jun 28

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    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 4

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    I'm scared of how cynical I have become.

    I can't look at somebody and not think of every possible way they could hurt me. I have turned even the nicest people that everybody loves into two faced liars in my head, and it scares me how convinced I am that my theory about them is correct. Even random strangers on the...
    littlegirl03 littlegirl03 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want to trust people.

    I really do! I've been backstabbed by my closest and bestest friends during high school. I stood up for them, I would have fought for them( was about to too) I could have gotten my *** kicked by a couple of people that were bullying my closest friend, because I stood by her...
    ReachingSoul ReachingSoul 22-25, F Jul 12

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    Fake

    I used to trust everyone.  That was my biggest flaw.  Now with all the fabricated accounts popping up, people pretending to be someone else, I don't trust many people here any longer.  There are a handful of friends that I do trust, but I'm losing faith in...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 21 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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    Its Hard to Find a Real Friend

    all the ones i found either moved away or died...and well...the others just screwed me over. i have been screwed over so many times that i have lost confidence in seeing the good in people. i never do anything wrong towards a person and when i do i never make the same mistake...
    RockYouBebeh RockYouBebeh 22-25, F 16 Responses Dec 24, 2007

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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 3 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    trust nobody! experiencing something

    that hurts you, must always teach you a lesson in life,also be mindful and wise enough to learn from other peoples mistakes. its pointless to experience the same thing twice, especially when you know the results of the lesson
    Elizabeth1411 Elizabeth1411 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I am so scared of getting into a serious

    relationship , I'm just to afraid to let my guard down , it's the fear of getting hurt and betrayed that scares me 😔😔
    itsmebtw17 itsmebtw17 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 2

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    Trust A defense attorney was cross-examining a

    police officer during a felony trial --it went like this: Q: Officer, did you see my client fleeing the scene? A: No sir, but I subsequently observed a person matching the description of the offender running several blocks away. Q: Officer, who provided this description? A: The...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 6 Responses Feb 25

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    I've spent the last 10 years of my life in back

    to back long term relationships. The first one, we just weren't right for each other. The second, I lived with all my heart. In the end, he lied to me and made me feel bad for being an introvert and a creative person. The last one... 3 years together, went through the death...
    dolceharajuku dolceharajuku 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I don't trust people at all,

    and the few people who have earned my trust know better than to break it. I have been backstabbed more times than I thought possible to withstand. Out of the 300+ people I have known in my life, only 4 have not backstabbed me - yet. Eery day I'm expecting them to put a knife in...
    BloodMoonWolfbane BloodMoonWolfbane 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My mother told me to "Close my eyes

    and open your mouth." I don't know what I was suspecting but what I got was a salted cricket...
    Skuggington Skuggington 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Number One Issue

    Hey... is that a man fighting off two lions in the logo? ...huh... I don't have a problem with trusting wild animals! Only The human being!
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 4 Responses Oct 13, 2010

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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 10 Responses Jun 25

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    In your life you meet people

    who bring much joy to your life and also people who bring much misery to it. I am very unfortunate because I've had more people who bring me misery in my young teenage life. I don't trust people easily and I constantly have my guard up. That's the thing with people who have...
    morgan18365 morgan18365 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 5 Responses May 27

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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 6 days ago

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    If you say you can trust someone then you are

    admitting to something even greater then love. Trust involves all your thoughts and emotions to be given to someone so they can have. Trusting someone is knowing that you can be hurt so bad that none can even know. This is why trust is a word of great power.
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 5

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    I have trust issues. I haven't ways had them,

    in my younger years I trusted without fear of pain or betrayals but I can't function like that anymore. When I was 19 I started dating my best friend of 11 years, we had grown up together and I was there for him through every melt down, every break up, every lost family member...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I have major trust issues.

    And I am pretty much always oblivious to signs. For example, if you tell me you like me or compliment me while holding a big *** neon sign above and Mila Kunis as a witness, I Still would have a hard time believing. Plus, you'll go insane trying to Understand me. I am just one...
    scarredbutrelentless scarredbutrelentless 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 3

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    Textbook Freud.

    As old as the Crucifixion. The man who was once a boy and was abandoned by the people who were supposed to love him most. Have solace, it has happened to many people and I am one of them. Sparing the details, my mother left me when I was 2-3ish and was not around until I was in...
    EricS EricS 26-30, M 8 Responses Jan 10, 2009

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    Trust people whose feelings remain the same,

    even when the time changes.
    Jelliii Jelliii 22-25, F 2 Responses May 26

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    I don't know if i like this topi

    for this story but yea, whatevers,. Why do people pretend to like you or be into you , only to get what they really wanted from you int he first place... Women, why do some of us continue to give or do things with or for the "wrong" men, for whatever reason ( one of the main...
    cbeneath cbeneath 22-25, F Jul 12

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    When I was young my grandma tricked me into

    mooning the neighbors behind her house. I am constantly harassed by them every day.
    kat990 kat990 13-15 1 Response Jul 9

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    Past guys have made me have trust issues.

    It sucks because now I will have a hard time trusting the next guy that comes into my life.
    lss0807 lss0807 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I don't not trust people

    because I've been through some traumatic event. I just see people differently than most people. I see them for what they are, and who they are as a person. I understand people very well long story short, and i guess I just don't see people as very trustable
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 20

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    I don't know, all my life i have found it hard

    to trust anyone , the first time i tell someone a secret i made sure it was the smallest one i could possibly think of , and next thing i knew the whole school knew about it , after that i really started freaking out , i mean what if that was a big secret ? , she would have told...
    Theworldismyhell Theworldismyhell 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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

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    I don't trust people,

    it doesn't really need any explanation.
    HannibalQ HannibalQ 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I learned that people will abandon you,

    and hurt you at one point or another. But that doesn't mean losing your faith in people. Fake friends make real friends shine. Your bad relationships make the good ones golden. Believe in yourself that you deserve the best, because you're special :)
    Daniel090 Daniel090 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    I don't like to trust people to quickly I have

    been used to many times. I like getting to know people quicker.
    samdavis3 samdavis3 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    Do not mistake the fact

    that I tell you something for me trusting you. There are two people in this world who I trust and they had to ******* work for that
    ashdavenport ashdavenport 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    My boyfriends ex girlfriend is his best friend .

    .. They talk every day ... They text hourly ..: they have pet names for each other. And now she wants to have a child through surrogate with him ... And I found this out by looking through his phone 3 months after I had his child... I feel like she is the other woman ... Even...
    Jezzebel143 Jezzebel143 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 12

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    I've never really been able to trust anyone ever

    since my best friend betrayed me by telling my biggest secret to everyone else. And because I've never gotten over my trust issues, I feel like in loosing my good friends now. I know they're trustworthy and amazing friends yet something's stopping me and because of it I feel...
    NekoAnya NekoAnya 16-17, F 2 days ago

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