I Have Trust Issues

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    Sometimes it takes someone to give you a swift

    kick in the butt to open your eyes to what is right in front of your face. My friend did that for me and made me realize that I have a problem with trust. I am very fortunate my friend cares enough about me to help me out, they could have easily said "screw this!" and moved...
    LifeinWoodinville LifeinWoodinville
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Mar 5, 2016

    i don't trust men. my dad deserted me

    and never looked back and my mums ex partner was an abusive alcoholic drug user, my first real boyfriend cheated on me, controlled me and made me do things I didn't want to do and the boyfriend after that took advantage of me when he had caused me to become inebriated. so is it...
    shannonjade shannonjade
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Apr 13, 2015

    "You may be deceived

    if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough." ~ Frank Crane. This is me. I wrote a letter to my therapist saying how I couldn't leave my room because of the anxiety, but I didn't tell her that I stood in front of my door, all dressed to...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming
    18-21, T
    1 Response Mar 13, 2016

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

    We don't know them. 2. We know them.
    SPieterse SPieterse
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2015

    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
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jun 13, 2014

    I joined an online counseling service last week,

    depressed about Valentine's Day and the state of my marriage. My counselor was SUPER available online. First thing, my counselor had me agree to a privacy statement. A few hours later, after messaging back and forth several times, she lectured me about the privacy agreement...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Feb 15, 2016

    I'd say that most people turn against me

    eventually, so this why I am on my own most of the time. It just seems easier that way.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 21, 2016

    Stop asking me to trust you

    when I am still coughing up water from the last time you let me drown.
    JustSomeTeenagerr JustSomeTeenagerr
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Nov 3, 2014

    trust is a very hard thing

    for me anymore. when people tell me one thing but I see opposites on posts and feeds. my ex was cheating with guys on Facebook. I just have such trust issues and it's so hard to really believe a lot of people these days. heartbreaking at times. wish I could just delete feelings...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Mar 21, 2016

    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
    xblurryfacex xblurryfacex
    22-25, F
    Mar 5, 2016

    One day in the past my old English teacher told

    me that he would rather trust someone fully and get hurt, then not trust someone and not get hurt. I still can't fathom why he would ever want to keep doing that. He's probably the best teacher I've ever had, and he was always nice to everyone he came across, but I will never...
    Ominousity Ominousity
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 7, 2015

    Why is it so hard for me to trust people.

    It's like I dont believe anything anyone says.
    deleted deleted
    10 Responses Dec 11, 2015

    When people compliment me I automatically think

    they're placating me or they're angling to get something. I put my guard up and start to watch them more to understand what they truly think or feel. I have faded out of friendships because I can't just 'be' with friends.
    DoIknowmenow DoIknowmenow
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Mar 21, 2016

    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
    22-25, F
    27 Responses Jul 20, 2014

    So the elections are coming up

    and i know that im not at the age of voting but have you, underage kids, thought of who to vote if you were to be 18 right now. I honestly have trust issues with politicians. They're just super liars when it comes to their platforms and objectives for their future reign in the...
    HeyGD HeyGD
    13-15, F
    Mar 28, 2016

    I still can't believe how much someone can ruin

    a relationship so quickly. :(
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2016

    So done with trusting people.

    Guess it's a good thing this site is going down after all, no more false hope.
    DHggmu DHggmu
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 1, 2016

    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
    8 Responses Aug 23, 2015

    it's hard to trust especially

    when your ex of 6yrs was lying to you now it's hard to find the right guy
    Chick1982 Chick1982
    31-35, F
    15 Responses Mar 8, 2016

    Here is another trust issue I have.

    This study intrigues anyone I tell it to but it is frustrating to me that I can not always trust my own mind. One day I was at the metro across town waiting for the train, when all of the sudden I noticed this girl who looked just like my daughter, so much so that my brain...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Mar 16, 2016

    YES ! Unbelievable !

    But this is Me .... Trusting anyone....is definitely a big issues for me.... After going through a bad & sad experience !
    Tsgirl86 Tsgirl86
    31-35, T
    1 Response Mar 12, 2016

    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, 2016

    Sooooo it's been almost 12 hours

    since I talked to my boyfriend last. He went to a concert last night but stopped replying to me after after about 6:30pm I've tried to snapchat him and text as well as call but it's going straight to voicemail I slowly feel myself starting to freak out and I'm trying not to be...
    Shaylene1995 Shaylene1995
    22-25, F
    Apr 21, 2016

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

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

    Ok, this is really bothering me.

    I want to trust people but how can I do that when I don't even trust myself anymore? And even though I don't trust people, I still care about them, even when I'm sure they're against me. That would be my logical, rational side kicking in. I have no concrete proof, so I can't...
    Redstar86 Redstar86
    31-35, M
    5 Responses Mar 13, 2016

    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

    I've been betrayed so may times,

    I'm distrustful of people.
    TiffanyVa TiffanyVa
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Nov 22, 2015

    I just had to let someone go permanently today

    and it hurts so much. They have added to my trust issues..... Dealing with a heart break isn't fun at all. Just need a way to cope
    jasjay089 jasjay089
    22-25, F
    Mar 15, 2016

    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... šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚
    deleted deleted
    10 Responses Jan 14, 2015

    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
    36-40, F
    13 Responses Feb 9, 2016

    I still believe in love,

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

    Well, there aren't anymore real people anymore.

    I met someone out here but he thinks i'm someone not trustworthy. I guess even after pouring your heart out to someone, cry to them, show your vulnerable side, these will never be enough for them to give their trust to you. Although, i said something vague that was really a joke...
    MissBrave22 MissBrave22
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Mar 10, 2016

    I've been betrayed million times already.

    šŸ˜«šŸ˜«šŸ˜« **** fake friends
    BittersweetRose BittersweetRose
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 16, 2016

    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

    Always had the problem of not being able to

    trust people close to me and trusting the wrong people. It has been a long road but I'm trying to trust people again...I just hope I'm not an idiot for trying.
    SiriusJT SiriusJT
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 20, 2016

    so my phone was about to die

    and someone ( I thought I trusted.) offered to plug it up for me,few minutes later o caught him trying to get into my phone then when I walked over to him he tried to play it off and he lied to me and said something (I don't remember what he said.) and so I took my phone and...
    ShellBoss105342 ShellBoss105342
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2016

    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
    17 Responses Jul 7, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Aug 13, 2015

    So my best friend comes over last night,

    most of it is spent with him talking about his problems, which is fine, I didn't mind listening and talking about that. But when you spend half a night talking to someone about your problems, don't you think that you should consider the other person and maybe ask how they're...
    Redstar86 Redstar86
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Apr 7, 2016
    youngadult25 youngadult25
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 21, 2016

    After 10 years of marriage,

    3 years going thru a divorce and all the mental bs that went with it; I don't know if I will be able to love again. How do you allow someone into your heart after it has been crushed? How do you move on? How do you realize that not every man is like your ex? I have met a great...
    patwolfie patwolfie
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Mar 24, 2016

    I want to go home. Yes.

    Still busy "breaking up with my BF, but not on my terms this time. His terms. Oh the pain I bring on myself by being so uncertain of life. It times like these when-- if I were a cutter, I would cut. But I'm not. Lol. Thank goodness I have an anti depressant to get me thru this...
    Adventurousprofiler Adventurousprofiler
    46-50, F
    Mar 4, 2016

    I wouldn't have trust issues

    if people didn't have lying issues...
    nobody62442 nobody62442
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 23, 2016

    Is it bad that when I have kids I would be

    scared or paranoid to leave them alone with people? because I experience molestation as a kid...
    deleted deleted
    11 Responses Feb 26, 2016

    Iā€™m the kind of girl

    who hates tragedy. I watch movies and as soon as I begin to sense something bad is going to happen, I pause the whole thing. Then, I go online and look up how it ends, so Iā€™m prepared for whatever it is the writers decide to throw my way. Not because I want to spoil the ending...
    MissAmbiguous MissAmbiguous
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2016

    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
    Jul 5, 2015

    Mam do I have trust issues.

    But where do I start? I have reason for it. There are truly a lot if evil people in the world who flaunt their evil bits who they are. You can't escape them. They give me trust issues!
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2016

    People always say how can one person make a

    difference, all it takes is one person to let you down or hurt you to create trust issues.
    audaciousangel audaciousangel
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2016

    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

    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
    7 Responses Jun 6, 2015

    trust takes years to be made

    and seconds to be broken
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jan 8, 2016

    Am I the only one who questions everything?

    Like I question my friendships relationships , everything. I feel like I can't trust anyone..
    hungrybish hungrybish
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Apr 16, 2016

    Literally every time I think "I think he will

    stay" I'm proven wrong.. My "friends" are not there for me... Everybody I've ever had any type of relationship has left me. Elijah's still talking to me and I love him for that... But he's the only one I have, and the whole time were talking all I can think is "oh my god he...
    Bigcat1697 Bigcat1697
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 15, 2016

    I used to be someone

    that trusted most people too easily but after discovering the true nature of everyone around me, I just don't know who to trust anymore. It feels like people seem trustworthy initially but deep down they don't really care or they just care more about their own pleasure. I used...
    rcmh171822 rcmh171822
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Mar 4, 2016

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2015

    And it terrifies that

    that I may never get over them. That if by some small miracle, someone does want to be me that everything I have been through and dealt with will ruin it. That I will mess it up and always be scared that the guy will be cheating, using me, or will hurt me. I don't want to always...
    KeKeNae KeKeNae
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2016
    TicToxic TicToxic
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Jul 8, 2015

    Ever since childhood.

    The pain and stress of remembering them seems to have hindered my social interactions at times. I'm unable to open up as immediately as others, and I feel the event that took place affects my psyche. I may never be able to clarify, but being able to say even this much feels...
    Rabbittarius Rabbittarius
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Mar 9, 2016
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