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I Have Trusting Issues and Low Self Esteem

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    Me and my Boyf have been together 2 years,

    I've lived with him and moved out an several occasions. I've moved in again and when I packing my stuff I found condoms stuffed in a football sock, we have never used condoms. And he's says he's had them in there for 3 years, this was b4 we was together.. But Ive moved in a few...
    littlefox6 littlefox6 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2014

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    Catwithscars, please unblock me

    so I can read the message
    Tgharrold99 Tgharrold99 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 23, 2014

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    I know your secrets. I want to tell you mine

    now. I’m not quite ready.
    QueenAqua QueenAqua 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 5, 2015

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    I have really bad trust issues.

    I use to have alot of friends. But because my trust has been betrayed I have limited it down to about 5friends. I find it really hard to trust and even when I have trusted some people they still betrayed me. My self esteem is so low atm as well.
    Chrissyjasminexx Chrissyjasminexx 16-17, F Sep 13, 2015

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    The Moral Of The Story

    I've always had low self esteem and trust issues ever since I was a little girl. But the trusting issues seem to get worse. I LOVE my fiance with all my heart but recently he did something to break my trust. He started liking this girl back when he was in high school but then...
    LeVeritableAmour LeVeritableAmour 22-25, F Aug 7, 2013

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    Unfortunately this is something I am still

    having to process, and it's taking a long, long time, no-matter how much I struggle to keep the past in the past. Ah well. I'll keep at it and nail it eventually I hope.
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    My experiences growing up haven't been good

    ones I was befriended a lot and didn't have anyone to take care of me I came from a broken family and didn't care much about myself. My father was mean and locked me out of the house and didn't care much for his responsibilities in life I haven't had the best lifestyle I married...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2014

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    is it any wonder I have trust Issues?

    You close yourself off from people because you've been betrayed enough times that you throw up walls to protect yourself. Then somebody comes along and knows exactly what what you want to hear in some clever way. You want to believe them so you let your guard down and it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 13, 2015

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    I'm Working On Both....

    I've had a ****** up past that has led to my extreme trust issues. My self esteem is getting better, and I'm working like hell on it. I miss loving myself, cause there were moments in time that I did in fact love myself. I cared. I've always been obese though, so caring was...
    Greeneyedandcurious Greeneyedandcurious 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2012

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    My ex best friend who I considered to be a ****,

    slept with a guy I had told her I liked and she knew all well about this. For me to come to like someone is a big thing and I was planning on telling him, until she had sex with him. To his defence, (as most say guys are clueless) I never really opened up to him and straight out...
    opinionatorAli opinionatorAli 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 18, 2015

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    I made the mistake of trusting.

    .... And got hurt worse than before!! Trust is pointless if the other person is a wolf in sheeps clothing. It's hard to trust wen lying has become the norm for many!!
    unluckysarah unluckysarah 36-40, F Feb 22, 2014

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    Bully Victim Of Choice

    What I remember from my childhood is hiding during recess and not being allowed to sit down on the bus.  I remember the teachers turning a blind eye to the bullying, and then nagging at me when my grades fell.  I remember my parents being so tuned into their own...
    K626 K626 36-40, F Feb 19, 2010

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    With all the people that have hurt me in my

    life i don't trust anyone. I don't need to feel any worse than what already do and i don't need to be falsely happy again.
    laserabe1 laserabe1 18-21, M Aug 21, 2014

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    I'm a recovering pessimist

    and self-critic. When I was a teen, I used to lock myself in my room, reflect on life, assume everyone hated me, and cry. I was really depressed during those years. I didn't socialize much after a few years because I kept falling for the same lies that I wasn't good enough, that...
    G4mb1t G4mb1t 18-21, M Dec 18, 2015

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    What An Unpleasant Person!

    I am NOT a nice person!My husband tells me he's sick of my unpredictable behaviour, while my son can't wait to move out.Well, I have unresolved issues from my past. I'm told  I should be able to move on......Would that it were so easy!I'm in  a dark place just  now - and I can...
    meggi56 meggi56 51-55 May 9, 2012

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    I feel like everyone is lying to me

    and doesn't give a ****. I just want to talk to someone genuine, who I can have deep conversations with.
    JelBell JelBell 13-15, F Sep 25, 2015

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    Please Read<3

    Hey you! Yes, you. Stop being unhappy with yourself. You are perfect. Stop wishing you looked like someone else or wishing people liked you as much as they like someone else. Stop trying to get attention from those who hurt you. Stop hating your body, your face, your personality...
    claaaire claaaire 16-17, F May 17, 2012

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    I'm drowning in my own darkness,

    and this time I don't think I'll have someone to pull me out.
    piercethetaco000 piercethetaco000 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2014

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    I don't really trust anybody.

    ....... I've been called fat so many times and I believe it. I've been called a ***** so many times, that's why I'm going to just stop talking. I've been called stupid so many times, I believe it. I just can't trust anyone, not even my friends, well my close friends. I'm just...
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F Aug 21, 2014

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    I only have self esteem issues

    when it comes to my job. I don't always feel like I'm right for this job. Maybe it's just the way some people treat me in regards to my job. Trust is always a hot button issue. It always turns out that the people I start to trust or at the very least let into my life and...
    ttbridge ttbridge 41-45, F Jan 19, 2015

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    Its happening again. At the moment my self

    esteem, as I've realised over the years is faltering and recently flatlinning. These days its just barely beyond functioning. I've lived to long looking for the positives and pushing to make things right for others and maybe a little for myself I've been fed up for years and...
    lass1 lass1 41-45, F 4 Responses May 20, 2015

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    Prykat Prykat 26-30, F Jan 7

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    Always when I have to speak in front of many

    people my face turns red and I speak weird. My friends call me shy. But I just think it's not my people.
    Ayumikichi Ayumikichi 18-21, F Sep 10, 2014

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    I have trouble trusting people

    which stops me from having any kind of relationship. I want someone to talk to but I know I won't open up at all. I had to talk myself to putting something up on this site and I'm regretting it as I'm typing. I've learned to expect the worse and doubt anyone will respond. I don...
    BoMolly BoMolly 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 5, 2014

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    I have had them since I was very young

    and I been hurt so many times. It's hard for me to trust almost anyone. So don't take it personal it's just the way that I am. The low self eastern is the from abuse physically and mentally from a lot of people. So now I battle deep depression. But when you see me I will put on...
    YangXiaoLong14 YangXiaoLong14 16-17, T Aug 26, 2014

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    everyone always lies to me

    and it's sickening.
    ashleympressler ashleympressler 16-17, F 1 Response May 12, 2014

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    massively.  I  Do...

    massively.  I  don't have time to go into detail on it right now.
    evilkittymew evilkittymew 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2009

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    Why Bother?

    I have had had trust issues mostly all my life. It seemed like everyone I tried to be nice to in my life have always done the opposite to me. I have been teased so much since I was a kid, I believe most comments are negative towards me or that I am insufficient. I can't take...
    janelljones janelljones 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2012

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    every time I trust someone it blows up in my

    face. I trust fairly easily tho. plus I have such low self esteem I think I'm fat.... ugly.... a mistake..... hurt everyone I meet
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 26, 2014

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    My boyfriends, john, best friend,

    Paul, died in a car accident in November. Paul was going to marry a girl. Now my boyfriend and her talk often. Which is understandable but lately she will get drunk and call/text my boyfriend at 2 am. They have been snap chatting today a lot and k just feel uneasy about the...
    dixie201425 dixie201425 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 16, 2014

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    My Life

    I have really bad trust issues and self esteem problems. When I was young my mother bf touched me and it went on from there. I never really had any father figure in my life which I think was a huge part in all my mistakes. When I was 15 I started hanging with the...
    bananaw bananaw 22-25 2 Responses Nov 14, 2013

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    Ignorance is bliss...

    true or false?
    elissamay33 elissamay33 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 17, 2014

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    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26, 2014

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    I know my ex had some serious issues he needed

    to sort out which is why we originally broke up, I couldn't bare to see him like that. But I have some myself, I don't trust men, and with my ex (only person I've loved) I wanted to know everything I could because I used to worry he'd want another's woman, I'm not very girlie...
    AshleyLithe97 AshleyLithe97 18-21, F Nov 20, 2015

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    I'm so tired of this.

    .. I'm constantly afraid and constantly second guessing. I don't know how much longer I can do this. I know I should trust him but after everything I feel like we're going in a circle. And I'm afraid. I don't want to be hurt anymore.
    LostWanderer97 LostWanderer97 18-21 Dec 7, 2014

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    Sometimes, I just think everyone's out to get

    me. You know not being wanted, or liked so I'll attack first and messed up most of the relationships both with my parents, friends and relatives. Too self-centered perhaps or maybe heartless like a few people have said before. It takes a lot of effort to not make the same...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 21, 2015

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    Ever since I was a teenager I've had low self

    esteem and throughout the years it got worse and worse because of the guys I dated. They would cheat on me with other girls and would blame it on me because to them I was boring. Most of them apologized to me and told me they regret hurting me and I am friends with most of them...
    PrincessCourtney PrincessCourtney 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2015

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    I accept that I'm broken

    but that doesn't mean I like being this way.
    LionPrincess03 LionPrincess03 22-25, F Jan 15, 2015

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    I recently shared a picture of myself to

    someone on here and after a few pics, that person didn't believe that I was who I said I was. I don't lie to people because I hate lying. I also have a problem with trusting people way too easily. I hate how naive I can be I just want someone to actually trust and to actually...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 6

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    I haven't cried myself to sleep in almost a

    year. I guess I'm getting bad again.
    piercethetaco000 piercethetaco000 16-17, F Dec 8, 2014

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