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I Have Trusting Issues and Low Self Esteem

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    Why I Think I Dont Trust Ppl

    Over and over my friends, family, and acquaintances have told me that they would do this or that with or for me and over and over I have have been let down, ignored, or blown off for whatever reason. Since I was a child I have thought that for some reason it was my fault for...
    clainetwin clainetwin 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2010

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    Ugh

    I just keep writing because I'm sort of in a weird place and there's a lot I need to get down, but I can't do it all at once. On the topic of this whole liking people thing, I always remember what my mom once said to me, that I never like people who like me. She, of course, did...
    cindniss cindniss 18-21, F Jul 24, 2013

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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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    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 18-21 2 Responses Nov 14, 2013

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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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    The Reason Why I Have Trusting and Low Self Esteem Issues.

    I've fallen in love too many times; Or so i thought. I've trusted all of my boyfriends when they told me they wouldn't hurt me. But they always did. I have low self esteem, because i feel like i'm fat, even though i'm 16 and weigh at 85 pounds. (( No i'm not anorexic. )) I...
    EmxILYx08 EmxILYx08 16-17 5 Responses Mar 31, 2008

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    New Tv Show: Help For Youth And Their Parents

    Are you a young person (ages 16 to 25) who is afraid you are following in your parent's footsteps? Do you ACT or REACT like they do? Do you STRUGGLE with similar issues like ANGER, AGGRESSION, Low SELF-ESTEEM, or ANXIETY? Do you BLAME them for things that are HOLDING YOU BACK...
    cineflixcasting cineflixcasting 31-35 Oct 15, 2012

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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 18-21, F Aug 7, 2013

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    I Don'T What To Do!

    I believe in love and second chance but I act like I don't believe in those things? I have problem trusting people and letting go... Let somebody control my life? Never The problem is I feel trapped. Is like I put a wall around me to protect me but now I feel suffocate, lonely...
    Julymorisom Julymorisom 70+ Jun 1, 2013

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    It Ruins My Relationships.and Myself.

    I have a big problem with self esteem.I don't know when or why have I lost it,but I certainly have.I let people who have NOTHING to say and offer tell sh*t to me,and I don't fight back.I actually feel guilty and ashamed while that's happening.and I'm not fu*king guilty at all...
    wilddarksick wilddarksick 18-21, F Dec 11, 2010

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    I have been in a long distance relationship

    for over 5 years now. It was instant love when we spent our first summer together. We absolutely clicked! Being 1000 miles apart and being able to meet only 2-3 times a year for a week or so took its toll on us at times. But the love was always there. He is 6 years elder to me...
    cynic44 cynic44 22-25, F Mar 18

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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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    I Do and Have Since I Was 1st Grade

    I have always had a low self esteem and trust issues when i was in first grade the teachers decided the reason i never talked or made a noice or played with the other kids  was because i had  been to  3 schools in one year so they made me repeat the  1st grade...
    gloriajean238509 gloriajean238509 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 12, 2009

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    College First Year

    Back in 2009 when I left school I had serious trust issues about my new environment, at college and was really struggling with the new area, but i met the most inspiring and kind teachers who helped me and guided me through the year and of course i had made great friends. I was...
    rna93 rna93 18-21, M Feb 27, 2013

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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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    Miss Lonely

    Ever since I could remember people have been making fun of me and ruining my life. They'd call me fat or ugly or anything they could think of. Even if someone was my friend and one of their friends didn't like me they'd talk about me behind my back. Then my mom keeps seeing me go...
    BrattyGurl06 BrattyGurl06 18-21, F 1 Response May 3, 2011

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    What Friends?

    Everyday I deal with the bullcrap that is life. Ive been throw so many friendships and lost so many of those friends. Like this last year. My best friend, who i loved, did the ultimate backstab. This caused a rift in my self-esteem. Although, its not like i had much in the first...
    emokittykatt emokittykatt 18-21, F May 19, 2013

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    I Just Do

    I'm not sure why but I just do.It's hard for me to trust people and I don't think I'm pretty.
    sleepingangel sleepingangel 16-17 1 Response Aug 21, 2009

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    It's Not Worth It

    Ive decided no one is worth trusting anymore :/ you always get betrayed in the end.
    kittycat101303 kittycat101303 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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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

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    massively.  I  Do...

    massively.  I  don't have time to go into detail on it right now.
    evilkittymew evilkittymew 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2009

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    Ignorance is bliss...

    true or false?
    elissamay33 elissamay33 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Push Away.

    I do know why I have trusting issues. But that's not what my story will be about. I have never realized this until my boyfriend said one time "I feel like you're pushing me away". That set me thinking. Anytime I've close to someone in my life since my trusting issues began.. I've...
    cheertastic2000 cheertastic2000 16-17 5 Responses May 25, 2011

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    How Can I Trust

    How can I trust people when i was raped. I turned into a locked up person and my self estteem is at the pits. I need to let go of the burden so i wont harm myself anymore.
    sufferingmypaininsilence sufferingmypaininsilence 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2012

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    Trust And All It Implies.

    I must have been not long past the age of twelve when my father began making his,' advances......'Long story short, those, 'advances,' carried on throughout my early teens. Every time my mother was out at her church meetings, he'd start in.Mum thought  I was just being difficult...
    meggi56 meggi56 51-55 1 Response May 2, 2012

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    Can'T Trust That I Deserve Love

    i fell in love with a man who is my dream guy. the only problem is, i really didn't believe that i deserved to be with my dream guy. i always dreamt i would be with a guy who isn't head over heels for me but i had to win over slowly with my loveliness and intelligence. i did just...
    lilyholic lilyholic 26-30 Jun 8, 2013

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    Home Is Where It All Starts.

    Trust is an excuse to betray others, for me at least. I wont, can't trust anyone. I want to, but the last time I did I was left alone when I needed someone the most. When my best friend died I only had one other person to talk to but they left, even said they thought I wouldn't...
    SillyLittleMe SillyLittleMe 13-15, T May 1, 2012

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    Grief And Self Esteem

    ABUSE VERBALLY FOR  10PLUS YRS.PHYS ABUSE PAST 3 YRS. MY BOYFRIEND DIED IN OCT.HE WATCHED MY BACK. NOW IAM SO LONELY.HE GAVE ME EVERY THING A WOMAN COULD DREAM OF IN A GOOD EMOTIONAL RELATIONSHIP.YEAH THERES OTHER MEN I KNOW...NOT THE SAME.WE WERE IN LOVE. I NEED TO FEEL...
    THRIFTSTORE56 THRIFTSTORE56 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 12, 2010

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    I live in a house with 4 other people about the

    same age as me. (I've been living here now for about 6 or 7 months) When I come home from work, I walk straight to my room and stay there as often as I can...I avoid eye contact, and never really know how to start conversation. It's not that I don't like them, or that I don't...
    JustMsDanni JustMsDanni 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Hurt By Love

    I am scared to love people because i can't help it when i love someone i use all my heart I try my best, i accpet them without condision but i am never enough i never good enogh then again even my mother accept me without condition so how can i ask some one else...
    Crona Crona 22-25 3 Responses May 14, 2010

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    Trust No Way

    I don't trust anyone with my feelings or personal life anymore. My trust issues started at a young age when I was bounced around from home to home. In and out of foster care and back and forth from my dad's house to my mom's house. Every since then I have had a awfully hard time...
    eyeneversmile eyeneversmile 36-40 May 3, 2012

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    Hi

    I have really bad trusting issues i guess.  I didn't realize i did until a really good friend wanted to get to know even more about me and I said I had nothing to share.  Now he thinks that I don't trust him.   I can't think of where this untrusting feelings...
    ksivory ksivory 18-21 1 Response Oct 9, 2008

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    Disabled From Trusting.

    I've had low self esteem since my school days,when I was bullied for being different to everyone else. Naturally this carried on for years and years. I was called a **** by the lads at comprehensive,various insults were thrown at me for my hair and being half Irish,and also...
    orangeblossom89 orangeblossom89 18-21, F 1 Response May 14, 2009

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    Always Have

    I don't really know why I find it so hard to trust people.. I just do. Even if the people I'm closest with like my best friends.. I say that I trust them, but I doubt them quite a bit actually. I do it without realizing a lot and I feel so guilty for think like that. I know...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 27, 2010

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    Trust And Confidence

    At first glance I might seem like any other teen. Confident and friendly. I'm not. How can I be confident? I hate myself. I can't even look most people in the eye because I am ashamed of myself. Most days I wish for a way to stop living. I wish there was a way to stop...
    lyingsmile15 lyingsmile15 13-15, F 1 Response May 1, 2012

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    Not Being Able To Trust...

    I hate myself. I just can't find that ounce of strength and confidence in my "friends" (I quote this because I don't think I treat them like one beacuse of not telling them.) to tell them what has really been happenning in my life - our financial struggles. I want to tell them...
    agonesmile agonesmile 18-21, F Feb 24, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Truth is I don't think I've ever had any Self Esteem or Confidence. I say that only because looking back throughout my life I cannot recall a time where I was truly okay with being...
    needinganescape needinganescape 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Every person has dealt with low self-esteem and so have I. It’s not the best feeling in the world, but it’s not that bad either. The way we value ourselves is a hard thing to...
    BeingAnAnglophile BeingAnAnglophile 16-17, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Throughout my entire life, I've struggled with self esteem. From childhood through my sophomore year in college, I was always teased and was the main topic for everyone's cruel and...
    Paul1538 Paul1538 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    Always have had low self-esteem. When people say I'm beautiful or pretty I automatically shut it down. I look in the mirror and see so many flaws and things I wish I could change...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    It's that usual low-self esteem caused by worries. The worries of not being able to meet expectations despite disliking expectations and preferring to go wherever I please...afraid...
    Katami Katami 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I have had low self esteem for 4 years. After all that happened and all those conflict with my used to be friends, i just didnt want attention to myself anymore. Everytime i get...
    Amature14 Amature14 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I have very low self esteem. I get so depressed because of how I feel about myself I wind up taking it out on my boyfriend. When I do it makes him feel like **** and like I think...
    markiealex markiealex 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I have really low self esteem, it is reaching the point where I don't even want to go out and socialize because I don't feel good enough.
    MissMisunderstood1 MissMisunderstood1 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 28

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    I have very low self esteem... I waste hours dreaming of the beautiful body and intelligent mind I've always wanted, I grow more jaded every day from the venom in my envy of my...
    Jillianchn Jillianchn 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    It almost seems more comfortable to have low self esteem instead of getting your hopes up and feeling confident only to be crushed again. I guess what I am saying is it is easier...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I've pretty much had low self esteem since the age of 6, I got put down a lot about my weight when I was a kid and that I had a few learning difficulties. I'm 15 now and I still...
    venetiaroses venetiaroses 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I have the lowest self-esteem. Let's see. I spent most of my childhood up until the age of 12 sitting around at home, supposedly "home schooled." By the time I started 7th grade at...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M Apr 10

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    I have the lowest self-esteem. Let's see. I spent most of my childhood up until the age of 12 sitting around at home, supposedly "home schooled." By the time I started 7th grade at...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M Apr 10

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    With my first real post I want to be honest and open up with something that has been bothering me for years. I am sure several people post similar things but this is my honest and...
    SkipperSkips SkipperSkips 31-35, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have such low self esteem, my family is constantly telling me that I don't give myself enough credit. It's hard not looking at myself and seeing a **** person. Because I AM a...
    ksnaps ksnaps 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've been in a relationship with a committed guy for close to 4years who is soon to tie a knot, I'm so afraid to leave and move on, I'm so afraid to fall in love again, I'm so...
    LadyMayah LadyMayah 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    my self esteem is so low and I can't find out why I'm like this. I pick out every single little flaw I can find, and I'm so brainwashed that everyone else around me notices...
    megtayl0rr megtayl0rr 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 10