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I Have Trust Issues

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    I thought I had a firm grip on honesty

    and by addressing it before entering into a relationship, I could keep my side in order and avoid recurring drama experienced in previous relations. I could focus on productive growth and enjoy a healthy foundation. Infidelity did not occur this time and I carry baggage from...
    onlymycockisfat onlymycockisfat 41-45, M 2 days ago

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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 Oct 22

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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 Oct 18

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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 9 Responses Jun 25

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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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    mhLILRED mhLILRED 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 6

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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 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 5 Responses Oct 18

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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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    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 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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    smilingtolie smilingtolie 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 22

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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 think I have trusted people too much

    and I was let down badly by them.I don't know why I still trust people.Trusting less may mean getting hurt less.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 12 Responses 2 days ago

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    Pingu113 Pingu113 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    i mostly dont trust you all

    that much im always thinking that you may try and hurt me i close myself off a lot but if you break down the walls iv set up ill let you in slowly
    sinkorswim666 sinkorswim666 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    My boyfriend is the only one

    who keeps me sane. Him being a jr boy and me being a sophomore everyone always says that things will last a maximum of a year or so. His ex girlfriend and one of my best friends has been alluding to them still being in love (after a year of complicated not good stuff) which...
    lydiathethingy lydiathethingy 13-15, F Oct 21

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    thanks to the people i love the most.

    ...it's always the ones you love that mess up such a delicate thing as trust
    lovabledoll lovabledoll 26-30, F 6 Responses 4 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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    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

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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 5 days ago

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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 6 days 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 Oct 22

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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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    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 a week 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 3 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    The power of trust: In these days of scams

    and unashamed graft, what comes to mind are Shakespeare's words, 'Love all, trust (only) a few'. Quite often we see the innocent and the gullible cheated or taken for a ride. Despite this, one can assert that without trust the world would be a much poorer place. It is trust...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 1 Response 3 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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    Your born into the world innocent not knowing

    people can hurt you these trust issues developed from to many toxic relationships and I drowned in my own tears for the last time now theres a protective fence around me to prevent anymore harm.
    SillySpill SillySpill 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    So, in learning to trust again I have learned

    that I have become someone that isn't trustworthy. It seems like and easy fix...just start being honest, but it isn't. When you're afraid of people not liking you it becomes hard to be yourself without trying to seem perfect. Then you attract people who like you for all the...
    seesaw69 seesaw69 26-30 1 Response Oct 21

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    mdkp mdkp 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 5 Responses May 27

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    Raisin cookies that looks like chocolate chip

    cookies are the main reason I have trust issues.
    hippiee hippiee 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It is funny In this type of world

    where you know what kind of people exist. The moment you go to a house and ask them a simple question, how they stare suspiciously at you and ask you why you have asked that question. If somebody asks me where do I live in the city and I ask why have you asked that question...
    aproudwoman aproudwoman 46-50, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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 Oct 22

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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

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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'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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    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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    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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    Lydwill96x Lydwill96x 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    KA1977 KA1977 36-40, M 3 Responses 3 days 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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    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 Oct 18

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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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    maybe one reason as to

    why i am unattached. i don't know how to fix it.
    bluecrazyants bluecrazyants 36-40, F 3 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 Oct 19

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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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    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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    I have my mother to blame

    for this, she has broken so many promises when I was a child and continues to break promises. I don't think I can't trust the family politician with anymore promises.
    T3chmupp3t T3chmupp3t 18-21, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 4

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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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    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...