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I Have Trust Issues

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    I wouldn't say its an issue. I just dont trust anyone easily. Some say theyll trust until you give them a reason not to. I wont trust you until you give me a reason to trust you. I...
    MickeyXMarie MickeyXMarie 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    Should a relationship end over looking into someone's phone without their permission? Explain.
    TeeCo TeeCo 56-60, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    When you get stabbed in the back so many times, you start to learn how to guard your heart.
    thebookaholic thebookaholic 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 6

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    Nobody understands why I push them away but I push them away because I'm afraid of being hurt by someone I love
    deadwolvesdodance deadwolvesdodance 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    The Sweetest Word Ever Spoken To Me - There is this man that I have started seeing. He is amazing. I know we are in this new relationship period where everything is great. We are...
    goldilocks369 goldilocks369 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2013

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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...
    Daniel090 Daniel090 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    Every guy I've been with gives me multiple reasons not to trust then... But I give people chance.. After chance... After chance.. After chance..
    Alleyahnevaeh Alleyahnevaeh 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Once Bitten, Twice Shy - I have trust issues big time.  I'm realizing this more and more as I go forward in life.  I know why I have trust issues also.  I have trust...
    Abaxial Abaxial 26-30, M 5 Responses Jan 14, 2008

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    I don't care how small it may seem or how bad it may be. DON'T LIE TO ME! I have been lied to far too many times, and I don't trust easily. If I let you into my heart and you...
    smhinterrupted smhinterrupted 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    Having to trust someone too easily has always been my weak point. Each time I tried to trust someone whole fully, they always ended up letting me down or hurting me. Maybe it's...
    Mischief222 Mischief222 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 18

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    I mostly have trust issues because of bad past relationships. In my entire 18 years of living, I've dated 3 people. The first guy I dated for 2 years and he broke up with me via...
    agm0829 agm0829 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I really don't know why I have trust issues. It doesn't make sense why I do. I mean, I don't think I had them before I met my friend Isaac. But I can't be sure. Isaac has been my...
    DeJeKlu DeJeKlu 18-21, F Mar 29

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    Yes I have trust issues only because I grew up most of my child hood- early teen years being lied too from people I loved. But my trust has definitely gotten stronger the older I...
    kaseymwt kaseymwt 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Idk if I cab ever trust ppl if I open up to someone I already know that they are going to talk about me regardless
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 4

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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...
    RockYouBebeh RockYouBebeh 22-25, F 16 Responses Dec 24, 2007

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    Every guy I have ever liked in my entire life has either not felt the same way as me, has ended up being a total jerk, has used me, forgotten me, hurt me, or has simply tossed me...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    People are so fickle,I know this because I'm fickle. Me,human and fickle. I wish I wasn't,I wish I could deem myself superior to all humanity but I'm not. I try to do my best,to...
    RedeemingRose RedeemingRose 18-21, F Apr 4

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    I hate having trust issues. It sucks. Especially when you're in a long distance relationship. I hate being on edge.
    Amydenson1 Amydenson1 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I may have trust issues, but some people seem to have an issue with the responsibility of being trusted.
    edith562 edith562 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 22

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    Mostly what happened to me in the past makes me not trust many people today... I didn't mean to make my friend think I'm pushing him away, it's just instinct because I don't want...
    mangadrawer12321 mangadrawer12321 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    I have learned in my time on this earth that people are very deceptive, self-serving creatures. I am always wondering, where have all the truly nice people gone? Did they ever...
    lnvisible lnvisible 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I trust you to an extent...
    lifesize lifesize 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    To Those Who Want To Message Me - It's only day 2 for me on EP, and already I have to address this... To those who messaged me and received a negative response, I'm not iffy...
    JMeister JMeister 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    I'm not crazy. Sure I doubt my sanity sometimes, but I know I'm right to be paranoid. People will do anything they can to elevate themselves and it's up to you to do the same...
    CDPlayer1 CDPlayer1 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My issues come from being left so many times. Also they stem from being cheated on. How will I ever be able to trust anyone again?
    BiO811HazarD BiO811HazarD 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 1

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    You get burnt enough times and it's hard to imagine anything else will happen besides that. I try to give every man the benefit of the doubt, but sometimes.... I just don't know...
    mashay mashay 26-30, F 7 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    My whole family sexually abused me when I was little and the only one who didn't (my mom) doesn't believe me and takes their side. I don't trust anyone or their intensions but I...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Never let anyone close to me. Too afraid to be let down again. The last person I let in wrecked me. I'm ashamed if it. I've known better since the 5th grade not to trust anyone...
    morgo941 morgo941 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    Falling in love is so hard when you put up such a huge wall to protect yourself. I wish there was someone out there who could tear the wall down and protect me
    countrygirl52 countrygirl52 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    You can't stop people leaving over the Internet. :(
    Lydwill96x Lydwill96x 16-17, F 8 Responses Mar 28

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    I have huge trust issues. 1: my dad, ever since he came home drunk when I was 12 and had to call the cops on him. He spent a few months away from the family. He even missed my...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I use to think I was in love , now I don't even know what love is . The thing that crushes me is that you think you really know somebody in and out and they change feelings like...
    Warriorprincesss Warriorprincesss 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    I think most people do actually. Mine happen because I always give people the benefit of the doubt, trust them with my heart, then get blind-sided by their not-so-charming dark...
    lifesinlimbo lifesinlimbo 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    So my fiancé is watching rachet *** jerry springer and finds this stupid **** funny!!! These girls r fighting over guys and he is cheerin them on!! Like find a job! He always want...
    proudmomma83 proudmomma83 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 8

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    My iPhone is forever contemplating on whether or not it should trust my computer and it's sad because they have such a great connection 😏
    tr1sh tr1sh 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    Getting Down To What Is REAL Both of my Husbands were *****-dogs! They made me a believer, when it came to vows, words, feelings and commitment that it all meant zilch! This...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 4 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    I do. It's from countless people telling me that they will always be here for me. Then they leave, it takes time for me to trust someone completely. There are only a handful of...
    Kayleer18 Kayleer18 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 14

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    Ever since I experienced a lot regarding friendship and stuff, and my environment felt like it forced me to, I began to doubt people. I know I changed a lot, but this doubting...
    13robert13 13robert13 13-15, M Apr 5

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    My friend just suddenly ditched me one day. She said I caused problems but it was really her causing the problems. My life was ruined.
    kara4596 kara4596 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 6

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    Trust is like broken pieces of glass. You can never put it back. Even if you do, There'll still be cracks. Things will never be the same.
    ImGone465 ImGone465 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    As I type this tonight, I find myself wishing I could turn back the clock and yet i realize that we are all here in this moment for a reason. From me writing this to you reading...
    PeterBGood PeterBGood 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    Ever since those stupid oatmeal raisin cookies, I've never been the same...
    mikki19 mikki19 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I have trust issues because of my bullying from 1st grade to 9th grade. It was a bad experience.
    Done453 Done453 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Trust issues are a serious thing. It angers me when people just expect me to trust them right off the bat. Not just me, but no one should do that. It's like the person doesn't...
    JustCammy JustCammy 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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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...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 23 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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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...
    EricS EricS 26-30, M 8 Responses Jan 10, 2009

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    I don't trust anybody and I know I can't trust you. I sleep next to you every night and ask myself when when is it going to be enough what's it going to take to walk out ... I'm...
    KrzySexyCool KrzySexyCool 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    I can't trust anyone As soon as I start talking to someone and begin to trust them, they're out the door once again. I don't even know.
    ImChelsea ImChelsea 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Trust And Betrayal - Trust is a gift not easily given, but when given it can be the best gift of all, but when betrayed, it can be the worst betrayal of all. So I was betrayed.
    justme4576 justme4576 51-55 2 Responses Aug 11, 2012

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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...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 6 Responses Feb 25

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    THIS DEFINITELY. It's either I trust too easily/super super wary of you. I know there's no in between for me. I always end up trusting the wrong people & doubting the people who I...
    ELSAhugsyou ELSAhugsyou 18-21, F Apr 5

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