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I Know the Importance of Trust

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    It Is Key

    Trust is key to any relationship. but especially and without question marraige. So much is put into that bond and committment and you just want to and need to believe that that person is there for you and committed to you after all of your sacrifices. Me and my husband lack that...
    goldie25 goldie25 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 9, 2008

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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 25

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    He's Wonderful, So Why Can't I?

      We met 3 months ago, started seeing each other almost immediately. I'm crazy about him in all kinds of ways, i've never met a better match. But whenever i feel close to letting him in i shut down. I suppose you can tell that i've been hurt in the past. It was...
    ladybugchai ladybugchai 18-21, F Dec 6, 2009

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    Cheating

    For three decades I've been working in a trade where nobody is to be trusted.  Especially the colleagues.  It was part of the game and everybody knew.  We were comrades, ready for any treacherous trick.  Elderly guys.   Cheating and back stabbing...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 3 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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    Have Issues ... Lessons Learned

        Ever since my childhood i was taught that strange men, and even known ones, can be dangerous and therefor i should be careful. If your ever in a situation and you get a bad feeling then get away and steer clear of them. And always, always have a back up plan...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2009

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    You Can't Have A Relationship Without It

    I think a relationship is like a three leg stool and those three legs are trust, respect and honesty. When you are missing one of the three, the relationship will fail and fall over.
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 27, 2010

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    Trust Is Everything ..

    No trust No relationsNo Honesty No relationsNo love No gloryNo trust .. = NothingI respect and trust my significant other and have been always treated the same way ... 
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2010

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    I Do My Best To Be Open And Helpful

    I'm not sure if this is the right category to post this story in.  I want to talk about my values and the path I follow based on those values.  I think a strong theme amoung these values is trust, so I will attempt this story here. One of my core values is being...
    UnderEli UnderEli 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2010

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    With Out Trust You Have Nothing

    i listen to alot of people of all ages and from all walks of life and the most come thing i hear is some thing along the lines of "i dont know if i can trust my significant other". it seems to me that if you can no longer trust then, you need to think over why you dont trust then...
    kattarrin kattarrin 22-25, F Mar 19, 2012

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    You Are Who You Are

    Trust is important, especially in relationships. It's what makes relationships work. If you can't trust your lover, your life partner, then whats the point of even trying to be with them? You can't control them, just let them be who they are going to be. Just have to be honest...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F Oct 3, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    Okay, I really get it now. I'm a b***h I'm horrid I'm just god awful. I've got a crappy past, a lousy family who don't want me. friends who use me. and people who want nothing more...
    LoveLessOne97 LoveLessOne97 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Me and my twin brother have always been really close, ever since we were born. He calls me his "little sister" cause he was born a few minutes before me. We talked about everything...
    jmorgan27288 jmorgan27288 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    to be more precise i find it hard to re-trust people that have betrayed my trust on them, like i think twice before giving work to people who can't fulfill their deadline i know...
    aspin aspin 22-25, M 15 hrs ago

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    It's funny when a complete stranger, who you've only spoken to for many 20 minutes, tells you that you can trust them. It's funny when you feel as though you can trust someone, and...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Well I can trust people just no totally or very few people totally. Sadly it feels like my family members are people I can"t trust totally.
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    One of the best article I came across ... Do you often engage in conversations with your narcissist that leave you feeling like you were talking to a brick wall or worse, maybe...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have serious trust issues. Once someone lies to me I literally never recover. I feel like I'm always being lied to. Especially in relationships. I hate it because I feel like I...
    aquarius2383 aquarius2383 31-35, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    And I finally think Im right to dont trust people easily. Cause when I finally give them my confidence, thats the moment that they choose to stab me in the back. And I got so much...
    Mirii Mirii 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've always been like this. I have always had a hard time trusting people. It's not easy for me but what worries me is that if I trust someone completely they'll betray me or hurt...
    bookaholic14 bookaholic14 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I wish I didn't, but I constantly put up walls, and can never fully let people in you know? I have this mindset that if I am able to prevent heartbreak, depression, and everything...
    elanarenay elanarenay 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Honestly it's a GOOD thing to not trust anyone. This day and age no one is trustworthy. (Well barely anyone but there are still some rare gems) Everyone is out for themselves and...
    FightingForHappiness FightingForHappiness 31-35, F 49 Responses 3 days ago

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    and once again I know why. You took one month and 5 days to build up trust , to paint a picture of a future, to make me fall for you . To make me feel involved in your life...
    Tonia248 Tonia248 51-55, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    many many MANY people I am around and have met and such, you end up trusting people you shouldn't, maybe family members or people you thought were your friends. but is it natural...
    LoveLessOne97 LoveLessOne97 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    They were his friends before they were mine, so even after seeing the bastard that he really is and continuing to stay by his side, I know for sure now that they can be trusted...
    AloneInUniverse AloneInUniverse 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I have serious trust issues. I know people who just trust immediately. For me, trust is earned. And if you violate it, even tougher to get it back. If you tell me a reason for...
    drooniedat drooniedat 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    when I was in my summer going into 8th grade I told my dark life story to a girl who was going into her junior year in high school. I have emotionally abusive parents and have had...
    Wildeagleflying Wildeagleflying 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    And it makes me a terrible friend because no matter how close I get to someone I can't trust them. I think way before we go our separate ways and I think that if I tell them my...
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    “The only way to know if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” ~Ernest Hemmingway The world is tough. We often hear about and see how one person betrayed another and...
    mindstruggle mindstruggle 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 24

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    I thought he was my best friend and he trusts me as much as I trust him. Turns out I was wrong and feeling betrayed is a whole new zone. It's anger first before any other feeling...
    Venosha Venosha 18-21, F Jun 22

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    I read most of the posts and responses back to the beginning of March '15. It is like hearing the girls commiserate outside my old high school or on a college campus. Granted...
    Writer1967 Writer1967 46-50, M 7 Responses Jun 21

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    It may be true that you cannot learn to trust and relinquish control that you simply have to have faith and push yourself to take risk and learn from observing your own behavior...
    4myinnerchild 4myinnerchild 51-55, M 2 Responses Jun 20

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    how do you let go of everything you have known ever learned and start fresh and trust I don't have the answer and I'm not sure there is one
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 19

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    My dog has been with me through two, very bad, meltdowns. The first happened when he was very young and his stress and confusion was heartbreaking to me. Slowly, we both came...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 19

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    I do,but id rather be cautious than naive any day and if someone can't understand that,that's there problem.This is why i don't like getting close to anyone or getting my hopes up...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    its so hard to trust im 24 and its taking a hold on me I dint know wat to do any advice to help me wirk on my self?
    aracita aracita 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 19

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    What exactly does that mean? To me, it means first, someone who will not hurt you, either physically or emotionally. It is someone secondly, who will not steal from you or mislead...
    Patmaster Patmaster 41-45, M Jun 18

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    I have really big trust issues and it sucks . A couple years ago these people became really close to my family and they went to my church . They came over my house at least 5 times...
    Callmequasha Callmequasha 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    Trust - The Most Powerful Weapon I used to be open, I did my best to see the good in people, I allowed myself to trust, I had nothing but hope. I would take another cut to the...
    SnowStorm00 SnowStorm00 18-21, F Jun 17

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    We live in a world where we have been burned so many times. I try my best to be reliable and honest. Socializing on EP, by relying on anonymity makes us twice as cautious at first...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 16

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    yes both earned and it takes time to earned, so we all have to try to know eachother first and than think about trusting
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 16

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    Well, it's June 2015 now. I've been dating my boyfriend for 1 year and 9 months. I suppose I should tell this story in chronological order, despite my finding out halfway through...
    1amg00den0ugh 1amg00den0ugh 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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    Early last year (January and February) I learned of an event that shocked me to my core. Possibly because I have lived my life mostly believing the best in "most people". You know...
    Alphaman223 Alphaman223 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 14