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I Have Trust Issues

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    The hardest part about getting into a serious

    relationship is trusting that person. I used to think the ultimate form of trust, at least for myself, was sexual vulnerability. I was wrong; the ultimate form of trust is allowing myself to believe someone's words without question. My defense mechanism is to always stay on...
    TheAlbinoGirl TheAlbinoGirl 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Pingu113 Pingu113 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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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 8 Responses Apr 19

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    I'm beginning to have trust issues today I know

    I shouldn't but it's getting worse Ever since my girlfriend left this site I don't know who to trust 😞 I feel so alone. No one to turn to no one to talk to. It's like I'm the only person in the whole planet. It's the worst feeling ever. Will I ever find love again I'm...
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I wonder if the wall I put up to

    protect myself, actually scares people away. If it does, I'm glad, because obviously they didn't care enough to try and break through it. On the other hand though, I feel like I'm turning into a horrible, cynical, person because I'm not worth anyones effort. It's a vicious...
    aintnoangel aintnoangel 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 14

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    Im in a relationship

    and Im so so so so so so afraid to get hurt. I feel like if things don't work out im never gonna wanna be with anybody ever again
    mdkp mdkp 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 5 Responses May 27

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    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 4

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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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    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 6 days ago

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    I have trust issues..

    ...I trust to easily and always get hurt....
    Indeciciveme Indeciciveme 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 7

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    I never had a real boyfriend

    because I never trust people completely. What's up with that?
    melissapien melissapien 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    The word trust has haunted my mind every now

    and then. The word trust has a meaning, but now I'm unsure what to feel. I use to trust people too easily, but now I become careless of others words and actions. I cannot trust again when my trust has been betrayed by the person you trust with your heart. I learn that for a...
    msunique1989 msunique1989 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am on my way to cincinatti to start a new

    life. My husband bonded out of jailed after beating me and i dont want him back. I have filed for divorce and he has been served. He tried to get in my house last night and he said he was going to kill anyone who got involved with me. But my resolve has never been stronger...
    jennaveivea jennaveivea 36-40, F 9 Responses Sep 13

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    The way to manage trust issues

    and still live your life is to not have expectations. The ones who love you are not supposed to hurt you. But they do. If you accept that possibility and are prepared for it, it won't hurt as much. You equally have to accept that you will not love as deeply. It's survival of...
    satellite42 satellite42 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 10

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    Raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip

    cookies are the main reason I have trust issues.
    acidblue02 acidblue02 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 14

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    I assume everyone is lying to me

    or trying to get something out of me!!!
    PandaLadi PandaLadi 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 16

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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 feel I need to start talking about this to

    atleast just feel a bit better. My BF and I have been together for approx 6 months now. At the start when we were simply seeing each other I found texts to other girls and FB msgs to other girls. Nothing too serious but there was contact. I ignored my head and followed my heart...
    Bells83 Bells83 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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

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    After I fount out my baby daddy cheated on me I

    still forgave give. that lead me to getting pregnant. I went thru the pregnancy alone. I was hurt. which is why I have been single 5 years.
    Samantha956 Samantha956 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    mhLILRED mhLILRED 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 6

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    I'd never trust anyone who’s too nice

    or who says "trust me". I think some people might just be trying to pull a fast one on me. Some people are such ********.
    JAD01 JAD01 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have been lied to, played

    and used so many times, that no matter who you are, you'll never have my complete trust. I won't go into a relationship because of this issue.
    white701 white701 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    smilingtolie smilingtolie 16-17, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hate feeling when we aren't talking

    that you are texting some one else...
    Mj13ahestrella Mj13ahestrella 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 8

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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 Jul 22

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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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    Double-edge sword....

    That's what trust is to me. When I trust someone, something, I am all in. I trust totally, blindly, selflessly. 90 percent of the time, I get hurt, disappointed, disillusioned. It stirs me, gets me on-guard, scares the hell out of me. When red flags start flying. I bow my head...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 5 Responses Oct 15

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    "I'll treat you like a princess.

    "....."I'm not like the other people."...."I won't hurt you." Blah blah blah whatever like anyone ever means that when they say it
    FadingStarrr FadingStarrr 13-15, F 6 Responses Oct 12

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    I've been dating this guy

    for over a year. He had just ended things in his previous relationship but the girl wasn't taking it well and he being kind tried to help her with her depression. She's sneaky and would constantly tell him how she yearned for him. I told him stop talking to her and he said he...
    seesaw69 seesaw69 26-30 12 Responses a week ago

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    I don't know what to do with my heart,

    because I worry so much. And it puts my body through so much physical pain. I try to remember to let go. It's hard. Maybe I should say to myself that it is easy. I'm trying to fake it until I make it. I'm trying to heal my broken heart. This is a long journey I am on, one that...
    seesaw69 seesaw69 26-30 6 days ago

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    These trust issues were not immediately created,

    but like most people developed over time. I am now in my mid 30's and I just feel like I have reached the point of no return on being able to trust people. I don't expect anything of them, and that might also be part of the problem in and of itself. I have also been catfished...
    BriBri360 BriBri360 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    I'm so sad ... and here at work.

    . it sucks to preten your fine when you're feeling so bad inside ...
    mystic00 mystic00 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am a very giving man

    when it comes to the woman i choose to be with and give all my trust and benefit of the doubt right from the start but when you break that trust especial with something very disrespectful you lose all trust until you gain it back it's not an easy i forgive you here is all my...
    dom8869 dom8869 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    I've just had a bit of an eye opening week,

    I thought I'd share it here and maybe find someone who can relate. I'm going to try and keep it positive. I'm not sure about other families but mine have never been shy to tell me what they think of me. In asian culture there is an intense fat-phobia and there's no such thing...
    viviq66 viviq66 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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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 Jul 25

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    6ABEBABE 6ABEBABE 13-15, M Oct 12

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    Well I think that is obvious

    but what the hell. I'll throw it on here anyway.
    1bigbeauty4u 1bigbeauty4u 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 19

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    Lydwill96x Lydwill96x 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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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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    I've  been let down

    so many times, that I don't trust anyone anymore.
    Briilashun Briilashun 16-17, F 10 Responses Sep 24

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    Trust people whose feelings remain the same,

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

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    There he goes again breaking my heart giving me

    another reason not to trust ja neh#sigh#
    Queengoodies Queengoodies 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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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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    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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    Trust is a valuable thing.

    I believe in the restoration and making a new of all things lost, forgotten or broken. Time, love, care and 'Patience' are key. We walk out of every relationship (no matter the type) a different person and with a hanged view on life and people, how ever negative or positive...
    Qwert143 Qwert143 22-25 2 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 10 Responses Jun 25

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    I pick up at the smallest things you do

    and discover what kind of a person you are. It's not like im trying to judge you, but things gets easy to get along with such after.
    eyumscloset eyumscloset 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs 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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    maybe one reason as to

    why i am unattached. i don't know how to fix it.
    bluecrazyants bluecrazyants 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day 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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