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I Trust and Care Until Given a Reason Not to

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    You don't know what I have been through regardless of who the person was, It wasn't a bad experience, never that. Peroooo I learned from it. You can always have that one friend who...
    DDanaaax3 DDanaaax3 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I've been let down by my fiancé. He's betrayed my trust by cheating on me, lying to me, lying to others about me and now he's gone and told someone the reasons I had the...
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    So far, everyone has given me reasons to not trust them. Nobody is really there for me, I can't rely on anyone. Nobody is really trustworthy.
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I feel like whoever I talk to, whether it be teachers or acquaintances or people on EP or even best friends, that i'm just being a burden on them. In my head, I believe that they...
    urbanparadigm urbanparadigm 16-17, M 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    The Rabbit Once there was a rabbit. She was curious to meet new friends. She was surrounded by many other animals but she didn't know how to connect with them. She met a few and...
    Inlovewithtecher Inlovewithtecher 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Over the last few years I've had problems with trusting people or opening up to near enough anyone. Some fo my now ex friends have moved to a different school and turned nasty...
    BloofWolfFang BloofWolfFang 16-17, F Apr 8

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    It was someone I hated, a week before first sleeping with my boyfriend (now fiancé). And I'm so glad I did, for a few reasons. Partly because of the physical aspects. For me, it...
    MissIntent MissIntent 18-21, F Mar 27

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    I love this group! I agree they do. Some for the good, some for the bad. The thing I think that everyone that comes into my life is here and is either a lesson or a blessing. I...
    funsnowgal funsnowgal 22-25, F a week ago

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    All my life I've placed trust in people. My mother....father....aunts....uncles....siblings.....and since marriage. My wife...my in-laws and to a honestly eye opening avail. All...
    MrKnowledgeable MrKnowledgeable 31-35 Mar 23

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    I am so happy to have Friends who really care about me and who I really care about them too I love to have friends and if you want to be my friend come on and be my friend and talk...
    JadelynThompson2121 JadelynThompson2121 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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    I have always been like this, since I was a child. The only difference is that the older I get, the more shy (in person) I get. I feel it has a lot to do with me being bullied...
    MrsGrisham MrsGrisham 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I was best friends with one boy for over a year and we went out a lot together. We went to the cinema, parties, shopping and I really trusted him. We had so many laughs together...
    rydriscoll rydriscoll 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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...
    cynic44 cynic44 22-25, F Mar 18

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    They say that 'keep your friends close and your enemies closer' and that is my main reason for not being able to trust. Feelings fade and people change, trust doesn't last forever...
    thisisanick thisisanick 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I would like to share one of my favorite verses in the Bible. Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. We can...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Every guy I have ever liked in my entire life has either not felt the same way as me, has ended up being a total jerk, has used me, forgotten me, hurt me, or has simply tossed me...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    As I type this tonight, I find myself wishing I could turn back the clock and yet i realize that we are all here in this moment for a reason. From me writing this to you reading...
    PeterBGood PeterBGood 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I believe that people come in and leave your life for a reason. 16 months ago I was in a bad place and overall felt alone. Like I wasnt needed. I felt like I had the weight of the...
    Skyiiler Skyiiler 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Hey! I'm new here at EP and I really need someone to talk to, good advice, experiences and such.. I don't know what to do! My boyfriend did do drugs and tried to take his own life...
    lilcarey lilcarey 22-25, F Mar 27

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    We see many people come and go on E.P. Some end up our friends and although they leave, they develop a relationship with us which is just deeper than E.P. When you are in...
    alwaysawanderer alwaysawanderer 66-70, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    Learn from my decades of experience. You will be building a reputation for yourself from grade school until the day you die. You are constantly selling yourself as someone valuable...
    1490wayb 1490wayb 46-50, M Apr 10

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    It's very difficult to trust people now bc of a prior situation. That being a girl pretending being a boy I really liked! Writing love cards while she laughed at the side. Another...
    Bananaboat12 Bananaboat12 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Some people say this to guard them really caring. I think a lot of people do and I think it becomes obvious sometimes through their emotional responses. There are some things I...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Mar 22

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    People are so fickle,I know this because I'm fickle. Me,human and fickle. I wish I wasn't,I wish I could deem myself superior to all humanity but I'm not. I try to do my best,to...
    RedeemingRose RedeemingRose 18-21, F Apr 4

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    Every guy I've been with gives me multiple reasons not to trust then... But I give people chance.. After chance... After chance.. After chance..
    Alleyahnevaeh Alleyahnevaeh 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I was in love for the first time about 3-4 years ago and it was very complicated . I was never officially with him because I had my guard up for the fact that his track record with...
    laU21 laU21 22-25, F Apr 6

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    Trust is a big thing to have in your life with people you love or care for,I always test my friendship with people I meet,especially when they want to continue the friendship,and...
    dimples62 dimples62 51-55 3 Responses Apr 8

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    I had never been close to my mother for as long as i can remember . We are just very different from each other. A lot comes from the fact that she never treated me well in my...
    Norajean1109 Norajean1109 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    What kind of friend goes behind my back and talks **** about me?? I mean seriously, If u do that then your not my friend! You talk about me as if you know me and what it goin thru...
    Blissfulkissofdeath Blissfulkissofdeath 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've had a lot of minimum wage jobs in a variety of different fields that never took off in a career direction. Now I am in another minimum wage job making barely above minimum...
    DJM8 DJM8 31-35, M 8 hrs ago

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    A lot. There is one in here, that I admire, and that I care of. I'm happy that I have found that person, even though I sometimes have second thoughts about it. You know who you...
    Peachh Peachh 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    Insurance companies like to blame Obama Care for what they do. Under Obama Care you get to keep your insurance so long as your policy does not change by significantly raising cost...
    Splake Splake 61-65, M Mar 19

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    It is a known fact that more and more younger women are attracted to older men, but why do young girls want an older man? (older man does not mean old man, it is a relative concept...
    Nacy1990 Nacy1990 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I am always afraid of hurting those who I care about, and those who care about me. I am always afraid that I am going to do, or say something that will hurt them, that is why I...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I am married to an incredible man. When we met he warned me of his disability. To look at him, you would never know he suffers from debilitating back and spinal pain. Yet, he...
    hedymorris hedymorris 46-50, F Apr 3

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    The strangest thing happened today... I thought I should tackle a task on my to-do list. After doing an online search, I found a notebook that seemed like a suitable buy and...
    jenga1 jenga1 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I do believe that people come into your life for a reason. Every single person that ever came into your life came for a reason; some for a season, a few for a lifetime. Sometimes...
    Pjay23 Pjay23 22-25 Mar 27

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    I care too much, and I end up getting hurt. I'm always the one let down, left behind or given for granted and I hate it. I'm always the one who tries to make up after quarrels, who...
    mynameisarianna mynameisarianna 16-17, F Apr 2

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    My nephew's wedding! Growing up my nephew and I were close. He always privately said I was his favorite Aunt. I babysat him, attended all his functions, gave gifts etc. I...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    I trust no one sad but true i have had my fair share of people breaking my trust, and making a fool out of me, so now i call the shots, i protect myself by building up walls, i get...
    TrueBlueyes TrueBlueyes 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    I really don't know why I have trust issues. It doesn't make sense why I do. I mean, I don't think I had them before I met my friend Isaac. But I can't be sure. Isaac has been my...
    DeJeKlu DeJeKlu 18-21, F Mar 29

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    I trusted before, of course! but not that fully wholly trust that makes you pour your soul out to the one you trust! and I guess I'll never fine someone like that.. not ever. In...
    00Wieme00 00Wieme00 16-17, F Mar 30

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    I always have a hard time trusting people. I've been staved in the back so many times before, that I'm always scared it will happen again and usually, it does. I have trust issues...
    musicismysalvation musicismysalvation 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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