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I Have Trust Issues

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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. Trust issues are what I correlate to relationships I have been in as well as currently am in. Yet I know the truth stems...
    PeterBGood PeterBGood 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    My ex always said I could trust him.

    Then he started to hurt me. Said he had the trust issues when I never said anything about him but he started rumors. So now I have trust issues.
    Loveisupsetting Loveisupsetting 13-15, F Mar 29

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    sometimesquiet sometimesquiet 13-15, F Mar 31

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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 to look at my phone but never wants me to look at his phone. He is a liar n cheater. Now girls on EP he claims are hitting his inbox. R u...
    proudmomma83 proudmomma83 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 8

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    Lydwill96x Lydwill96x 16-17, F 8 Responses Mar 28

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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 to be hurt.... Again
    mangadrawer12321 mangadrawer12321 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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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 thing doesn't bring me good always. Maybe it is good, but not all the time. Sometimes I underestimate people of their abilities and I try to see...
    13robert13 13robert13 13-15, M Apr 5

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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 side. I've gotten pretty good at covering up my pain with humor. "I acted like it wasn't a big deal, when really it was breaking my...
    lifesinlimbo lifesinlimbo 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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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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    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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    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 1 min ago

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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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    mikki19 mikki19 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 9

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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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    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 don't want to be heartless and cold.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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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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    I feel like whoever I talk to,

    whether it be teachers or acquaintances or people on EP or even best friends, that i'm just being a burden on them. In my head, I believe that they're plotting against me. I think that they don't like me, and they want me to just go away. You know why I feel that way? Because...
    urbanparadigm urbanparadigm 16-17, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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 be faithful to those around me and those that I love but sometimes I break and I betray and I'm sorry. I'm sorry for all...
    RedeemingRose RedeemingRose 18-21, F Apr 4

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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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    Yes I do..... Trust issues galore.

    I usually have a carefully fortified wall erected around my heart. I had one that was able to penetrate the wall. I fell so hard and so fast for him, it was unreal. Now he has disappeared, vanished. So thank you, for proving to me yet again that I cannot trust anyone :'(
    greeneyedlady72 greeneyedlady72 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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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 realize are my real friends. Why am I so bad at judging sigh.
    ELSAhugsyou ELSAhugsyou 18-21, F Apr 5

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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 13th bday. So I can't trust him or anyone that drinks 2: boys, my first bf tried to hurt me and threaten to kill me. My...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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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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    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 how to fully trust I guess. I want to though. So bad.
    mashay mashay 26-30, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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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 nothing happened .
    Warriorprincesss Warriorprincesss 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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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 because I feel like being a jerk to you. I just don't know you enough to trust you and/or you said something that made me get extremely...
    JMeister JMeister 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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, not even your own family.
    morgo941 morgo941 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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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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    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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    Its really frustrating.

    I want to let this person all the way in.. But im terrified because of the stuff from my past. Im afraid if i let this person in even a little, i will be torn apart..
    Ellebasor Ellebasor 18-21, F Apr 8

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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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    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 aside and moved onto another girl. These experiences have led me to feel as though I can't trust most guys in terms of loyalty or commitment. It...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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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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    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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    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 exist to begin with? I hope someday that things are different enough to change my opinion.
    lnvisible lnvisible 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 9

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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 get.
    kaseymwt kaseymwt 22-25, F Apr 10

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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. Maybe someday the world will change, but right now it's a zero-sum game.
    CDPlayer1 CDPlayer1 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 attitude kept me at distance with everyone. I've lead a confusing life. I have the ability to love openly, unconditional...but... I was "taught...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 4 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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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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    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 in love we want the same things. And the sex is unbelievable! I am actually having withdrawals now its been 4 days since I’ve seen him...
    goldilocks369 goldilocks369 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 issues because of how I was raised.  Looking back it's ironic that the concepts of trust, integrity, honesty, and...
    Abaxial Abaxial 26-30, M 5 Responses Jan 14, 2008

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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 people I completely trust.
    Kayleer18 Kayleer18 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 14

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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 better then this all this I have fought so hard for myself only to get with a selfish *** like you
    KrzySexyCool KrzySexyCool 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 23 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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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 find when i give people my trust they let me down. So, ive learned the only person you can trust or depend on is yourself.
    MickeyXMarie MickeyXMarie 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 25

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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 choose to lie, don't be surprised if I don't let you back in. If I do let you back in, there will always be insecurities and doubt...
    smhinterrupted smhinterrupted 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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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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    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 understand. What's even worse is WANTING to trust someone but past experiences hold you back from it.
    JustCammy JustCammy 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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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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    lifesize lifesize 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 because I placed a high expectation on them or maybe I'm just plainly dumb...