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I Trust and Care Until Given a Reason Not to

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    To Trust Or Not to Trust

    I trust until given a reason not to. It's taken me a lifetime to get here. I used to belong to the "No One Is Trusted Until They've Proven Themselves" Group. When someone hurts us we often close down in a hopeless attempt to prevent future pain. I did, until I realized...
    warmsmyheart warmsmyheart 51-55, F 7 Responses Jul 11, 2009

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    Once Bitten, Twice Shy.

    Yup, I have had my share of people in my life that I have opened up to, only to be let down and disappointed by them.Once a confidence is broken I never forget.Trust does not happen over night.It is like an Oak tree. It takes much time to grow and flourish.Yet, it only takes a...
    Bronte36 Bronte36 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    I Give Up

    Well to make it short and sweet and to the point I am just giving up on women. I am tired of all the games I feel bad enough about myself as it is I dont need help from another person to make me feel worse it just seems like I am not black enough or white enough or rich enough...
    bushi132001 bushi132001 26-30, M Oct 3, 2011

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    She Trusted Me

    Fear is self indulgent and destructive... She trusted me... She was open... I held back... She shared... I closed off... Now she is gone... She said, she doesn't trust me...  You never know what you have until it is gone... "Where there is fear there is no...
    luvmc11 luvmc11 46-50, F 9 Responses Jul 12, 2009

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    Caring and Forgiving

    I'm a pretty caring person. I have empathy for others. And I trust what people tell me about themselves and their situations. I take people at face value, and am not usually suspicious unless their story sounds way too far-fetched. And even when I find out that something told to...
    CagedRaven CagedRaven 46-50, F Jun 29, 2009

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    No Matter What

    If i give you my all and care about you even if I dont know you. Trust me it takes alot of guts to trust everyone. I am starting not to trsut alot of people due to I cared for them and they took advantage. I wish people wouldn't take others for granted.
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2008

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    I'll Trust and Care, But Don't You Dare...

    ...Break My Heart. My very simple rule in friendship and love has been ignored many times....and I won't stand for it anymore.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 30, 2009

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    And Sometimes Even After I Do Have A Reason Not To.

    I guess i am just one of those people... the ones that have a hard time letting go? Even after all I've been through with my ex. The pain, the control, the offenses, the abuse... all of it. Even his unforgivable sin of betrayal against me..... I still care. I haven't trusted...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 28, 2012

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    Once

    Trust is a binding pact....once defiled..it can never resurrect..... I can only love you once Though I can give you a second chance My heart can never accepts ignorance I might have innocent mind Naive but hard to find I could never be deaf nor blind Fool me, once, twice or any...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 4, 2011

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    Lately I am starting to think if all of this things happen for a reason. I'm running out of reasons to think why some not so good things have to happen to me. I wonder why do I...
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    The part that hurts the most, is all I want is for her to acknowledge me!!! I'm not trying to get back together with her! I'm not not asking for an apology or some sort of...
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    1. I'm afraid of people and can't socialize. 2. I have hurt people in the past to make me feel better about myself. 3. I'm the ugliest person I have ever seen. 4. I'm not skinny...
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    Every day is just a repetitive cycle. I wake up early in the morning, I survive the day, go home, then rest. It just goes on and on and on. I'm tired of this. I don't have someone...
    HeartsBlossoms HeartsBlossoms 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    First off about me - I'm a 28 years old male, work out regularly, have a good job with a few artistic hobbies, am fairly good looking in that women make passes on me and am a...
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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 4 days ago

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    The last time I trusted someone easily was in 7th grade. I had a new friend and I thought they were cool but until they end up hurting me by telling me that they asked out my crush...
    MidnightSadness MidnightSadness 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 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 5 days ago

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    I Believe People Come Into Your Life For a Reason I believe this whole heartedly. A man came into my life this past January. I didn't know then that talking to him would change...
    Elpis11 Elpis11 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 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 a week 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 a week ago

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    Finally went for dinner with three great friends I met in uni about 5-6 years ago. It was great to catch up. On our way to have after-dinner coffees, I bumped into another friend...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I was a virgin until my 20th birthday...the father of one of my best friends waited until I reached the "appropriate" age to "convinced me to sleep with him". I remembered...
    Marife7128 Marife7128 51-55, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    Emphasis of the 'feel'. I'm not saying they actually don't. I had to move back home after finishing an art degree so I could build up my career to go freelance. It's been hard...
    EleanorPainting EleanorPainting 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

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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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    1. His smile 2. His gorgeous blue eyes 3. His amazing personality 4. His talent 5. His interests 6. His adorable British accent 7. How he flirts with me 8. He's respectful 9. He...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I've come to realize that I am a Caregiver for my wife. I never thought much about it, but I am learning just how hard being a caregiver can be. I've been married for 23 years...
    AwfullyLonely AwfullyLonely 51-55, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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    To Donny, if you're going to be a Neo Nazi then accuse me I support child rape while I have 7 children then you are so incredibly stupid that you shouldn't waste the stamps you're...
    DarkSoulDragon DarkSoulDragon 22-25 3 Responses Jun 23

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    two years ago i was is relationship with a lady, i loved more then anything in this world.I was very faithful to her, and tried herd to don't hurt her,or make angry.one day i was...
    mrsabri mrsabri 18-21, M 2 Responses 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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    Pope Francis has put out an official Vatican document on the care of our common home called "Laudato si". I highly recommend everyone who sees this to read it; you can read it...
    plsdontsitonme plsdontsitonme 22-25, F 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...
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    I have lost someone I cared about. Someone who I loved or maybe I still love him. Despite what he out my family through, I can't bring myself to hate my father. He may not be gone...
    IAmJustMyself IAmJustMyself 16-17, F Jun 20

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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...
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