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I Have Trust Issues

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    Hate is not the first enemy of love.

    fear is. it destroy your ability to trust.
    LoveHadassah LoveHadassah 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    it's funny how we always say I trust him/her

    it's just their friends I don't trust around them.. truth be told if we trusted them 100% they could be around the hottest person on the planet and we shouldn't have a thing to worry about because we would trust them enough to not go there.. question is do you really trust your...
    J41LBIRD93 J41LBIRD93 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 15

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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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    JustMeWuuuut JustMeWuuuut 26-30, M 12 Responses 5 days ago

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    Am I the only one who hates

    that we HAVE to rely on people to live. We have to rely on doctors to help when sick, same with surgeons. We have to rely on farmers to get us our food. We have to trust people to follow the rules of the road. We have to rely on bosses to give us our checks when they could...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Pingu113 Pingu113 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    But posting cures most.

    A member has profiles. That member seems decent. Me looks for common facets. And posts. Regardless of pals or not. Trust is altered by posting. Posting is venting. Not trusting. So issues lose power. Odd cure. But does give freedom. As long as...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    People brag about having trust issues

    but that's how I can tell who does or does not have them because those of us who really have trust issues are at war with it. We don't like it. It's not easy wanting to have people around and have people accept you but you can't because this part of you just will not let you go...
    SheIsBroken SheIsBroken 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Flashback to elementary school One of my BEST

    friends (let's call her Alyssa) got suspended with me and she changed schools and became best friends with another girl(let's call her Jess). Me and Alyssa did stuff together. Now in high school Alyssa and Jess stopped being friends and me and Jess have a class together and she...
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 16-17, F Nov 12

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    I want to do what he did back to him But I

    can't I'm not that type of person
    Brownskin96 Brownskin96 36-40 2 Responses Nov 13

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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 Oct 29

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    mhLILRED mhLILRED 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 6

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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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    Cakrissy23 Cakrissy23 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    The person I loved can not be trusted

    and he don't understand why
    Brownskin96 Brownskin96 36-40 2 Responses Nov 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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    Raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip

    cookies are the main reason I have trust issues.
    acidblue02 acidblue02 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I had my fair share of being betrayed in person

    and online. Once a trust has been damage and broken, it is most impossible to regain and build it again. This is probably the wall that I've created to protect myself, to not trust anyone. So I will not end up hurting myself.
    dakilangdreamer dakilangdreamer 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    My trust go back to childhood.

    I haven't always been one to trust people. I had a lot of friends growing up that back stabbed me. Growing up I would say I was a little depressed, and I really do think it runs in my family. Since I was told my grandpa on my dad's side was a depressed man and my dad is a...
    feelinglost84 feelinglost84 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So know after all my gf has put me through she

    says she's done playing games and want us to be serious....***** your crazy I'm leaving her!
    frankie2114 frankie2114 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I once in a while find someone I feel trust

    with. Someone I begin to open up to. I never open up completely, but I start. Then when I am away from them I begin to question why did I trust them. I begin to pull away. I believe my trust issues go beyond other people. I don't trust myself either. I question my choices...
    cocanola cocanola 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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 truth issues. it's really hard

    for me to trust people, because i've been hurt so many times. but i know that i'm not alone. i wouldn't wish heart break on my worst enemy. it hurts so much. i honestly felt like i was dying. it was horrible. it still hurts. but time heals everything i guess.
    courtneythepizzaqueen courtneythepizzaqueen 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Stop asking me to trust you

    when I am still coughing up water from the last time you let me drown.
    JustSomeTeenagerr JustSomeTeenagerr 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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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 8 Responses Jun 25

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    The bad thing about just trusting one person

    and opening up a lot to just them is that once there gone your screwed.it's hard for me to really trust anyone so im very cautious with who i open up to and unfortunately i just stick to one person who i really open up to and than when things end with that person or arent...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 9

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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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    I do. Serious trust issues.

    It's just like, you hurt me how can I expect the next person not to do the same too? But then again it kind of weaves into my "humanity is scum" ideology that I live by. My therapist says that it could be very hard and disastrous in a relationship, not to trust anyone. Because I...
    ThereIsNoName ThereIsNoName 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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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'm up thinking about how I'm ruining my own

    friendship with my bestfriend,
    Am3917 Am3917 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    lovabledoll lovabledoll 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 13

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    The hardest part about cerebral palsy is

    that you have to tell your brain to move your limbs multiple times. Movements that are done without a single thought by others.
    braveywanes braveywanes 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 14

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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 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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    Really bad ones... I didn't

    even realize it until a friend and I were talking a few months back. I constantly think everyone is betraying me and everyone is talking **** behind my back. And it's only been getting worse. It's taking control of my life. It's like I jump straight into the pool head first, but...
    DepressingKayla DepressingKayla 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It started when my Dad began having an affair

    with my Mom. Then it progressed to my first boyfriend cheating on me. I couldn't handle it and then depression also kicked in. I sat for hours blaming myself, and crying. Anyways, my second boyfriend became depressed and took his anger out on me, verbally and physically. I tried...
    sassysarah98 sassysarah98 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So, I have this friend,

    he's my best friend, and I like to believe that he is someone I can trust. Every time I tell him something personal, that I've even hesitated to tell him, he turns right around and tells someone else, thinking it's no big deal when it could possibly backfire and get me in...
    Skuggington Skuggington 13-15, M 2 hrs ago

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    With cats! Gosh I cat literally just grabbed

    my finger with his mouth took it a little ways away and started biting really hard... :( wtf cat? A moment ago you were being super nice...
    PsychedelicSmile PsychedelicSmile 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 2 Responses Jul 22

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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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    Lydwill96x Lydwill96x 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    If you're not doing the hurting,

    you're the one that's getting hurt. It's as simple as that.
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 13

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    Wonder if anyone can help.

    Ive been in a relationship with a Romanian man for just over 7 months now. I myself am british and although at first there were language barriers its much easier now than at the start. I have three children whom are not my current partners and he recently moved into my home...
    beckalem beckalem 36-40, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    So I think I'm done getting close to other

    people. All it does for me is get me hurt and that is the sad truth.
    Env06 Env06 26-30, F Nov 12

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    Why is so hard for me to trust people i never

    figured out what caused it to start i second guess so many things i want it to stop i don't want it to effect my relationships with so many amazing people in my life
    thatrandomchick01 thatrandomchick01 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 7

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    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 5 Responses May 27

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    I feel like screaming somebody save me.

    Anybody? Save me! Please save me from myself. Or am I actually the one that needs saving? Am I really in the wrong here or does the blame lay at his door. Maybe we both play equal roles. I wish I knew the answer. I wish there were a way to find out. Who could I ask? I'm so...
    SimplicityJai SimplicityJai 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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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'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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    My love is 23 years older

    than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't quite ready to explore my spirituality. At the beggining of the year we got back into contact and basically fell in love over...
    dianacc11 dianacc11 26-30, F