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I Used To Trust People

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 367 People

    Trust is like a mirror.

    Once you clean off the surface, you can see deeper, and with more detail than before. I trusted people, trusted them with my life, only to be betrayed. I've been let down so many times, I didn't think what I've seen could happen, but did happen.. Is anybody really trustworthy?
    TheMusician4231 TheMusician4231 13-15, F Aug 4, 2014

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    Innocent Days Of My Youth

    There was actually a time I thought the human race was actually worth something. Guess I was wrong.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F Sep 15, 2013

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    I dated a guy named Derek

    for about 8-9 months and everything was good in the beginning. I loved him and I really and truly felt that he loved me too. We were happy and I told him my deepest secrets, I did things that I normally wouldn't have and for the first time in my life I could honestly say that I...
    briannaelenora briannaelenora 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 2, 2014

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    Idiot That I Am, I Still Do

    I still trust most people instantly. The few whom I do not trust instantly, never can earn my trust. The only people I don't trust are the ones that give off very scary vibes, and those vibes have never lied to me. I just wish they were more reliable. I wish they would work for...
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Jan 28, 2013

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    I trusted him completely last year.

    I trusted him with everything I had. This time being back together I'm having problems trusting him. I've been trying to keep them to myself because I'm not sure if it's gut feeling, insecurities from how we ended last time, or maybe even what others have put me through since he...
    simplyrissy simplyrissy 26-30, F Apr 24, 2014

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    I Am Hazara

    i am hazara i leave in quetta pakistan i am studuent it is the time for my sutdies but i am in protest in quetta pakistan becous of the blasts in quetta at 11:1:2013 in whic over 200 injuries in this blast and 101 were killed in this blast and now it is the time 2:23 am date 13...
    Jan 12, 2013

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    Other Person

    I remembered being told to b careful in every step of my life "u dont know people, like people dont know u, but u know ur self very much so take care of it" . :)
    staticonveyor staticonveyor 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    I Dont Know What To Do Anymore

    In my previous story i had problems with workers at my job and have been afraid to return to work after i broke down and started cutting during the last Friday i was so closed up i rarely talk to anyone the times i spoke only related to the work. I knew i couldn't trust anyone...
    Hrnydevil Hrnydevil 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 12, 2013

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    Some People Dont Deserve To Be Trusted

    Why would u trust someone after all they have ever done is lie to you? Well maybe ur excuse is "they promised they would stop" or "I just have a big heart" or even "they aren't lying they just don't tell whole truths" why should you have to try and make up excuses for these...
    sweetpea053190 sweetpea053190 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 9, 2013

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    Kitchens London

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    mansionfree mansionfree 26-30, M Feb 26, 2013

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    It's gotten to the point where ive contemplated being a hermit for ever i guess..Only talking to people when it becomes necessary,like at a store or talking to people i know if...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 17 mins ago

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    that’s why I don’t tell my secrets not even to my best friends, even thought I love them. I just lie I am OK. I am NOT OK.
    Sarapreston13 Sarapreston13 18-21, F 41 mins ago

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    I used to be a very forgiving and trusting person. Too trusting, even. I used to fall in love hard, and get all these intense emotions for my significant other(s). That is, until...
    A7SH A7SH 18-21, M 42 mins ago

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    Usually the 13-15 and 16-17 crowd. I have nothing against teenagers... Well, that's not true...Whatever. It's just wrong IMO. I'm sure if a 17 year old reads this, he or she is...
    Storiesnotforthefaintofheart Storiesnotforthefaintofheart 18-21, F 1 Response 54 mins ago

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    I am extremely selective. Most people I've met though my life have know little about me. I have grown up in an environment that doesn't allow me space for me to take care of myself...
    LAlbertoG LAlbertoG 22-25, M 1 Response 55 mins ago

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    1. I'll always stay by your side 2. you're not annoying 3. Trust me, I'll never hurt you
    typicallymisunderstood typicallymisunderstood 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    A lot, everyday. I'm thankful my scars have disappeared and only one is noticeable, and no one asks me about it. Used to self harm for 5-6 years till I found my husband. Its been 8...
    MidnightKiss082 MidnightKiss082 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I trust my Outstincts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hornesty Hornesty 46-50, M 11 hrs ago

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    People keep getting away from me, lie to me, ignore me and to be honest if someone asked me what do I feel about this I'd say I don't give a damn about them but the truth is, it...
    20ShadesOfMe 20ShadesOfMe 16-17, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    It's hard to trust people - I don't even take my chances with people anymore. I learnt my lesson, and to never trust anyone outside of my own circle. I'm rarely friendly and...
    Draves700 Draves700 22-25, M 21 hrs ago

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    I no longer feel that I can trust easily. I have been hurt too many times to count by people that swear they would never. The fact is if someone is lonely enough and fearful...
    Angeldark87 Angeldark87 26-30, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    its hard for me to trust people
    tigradoll tigradoll 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I really wish this wasn't an issue for me! I used to be so naive- when people would tell me about hard times in their lives- I would be so thankful that I was so blessed and didn't...
    trying2hard trying2hard 36-40, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I'm sick of everyone. I don't like this generation. I can't deal with it. Everyone I ever trusted betrayed me; abandoned me. How can I have faith in other people? How can I trust...
    xXCronaXx xXCronaXx 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I struggle with trusting people but simultaneously I need some more genuine friends who don't put their ego on a pedestal. Most leave along the way in the middle or have nothing to...
    harmony226 harmony226 26-30, M 7 Responses a week ago

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    I have been lied to and let down by many people, so to trust, is to be hurt. Do I think everyone is untrustworthy? No! However, I do believe that some of us either attract or...
    LonesumnTx LonesumnTx 51-55, F Jul 25

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    Is everyone perfect or not? I have NEVER met a person who confess their faults up front. I believe this is why the world is in this terrible condition today. A woman can meet a man...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F Jul 24

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    this should not be a surprise because how the world is now. You cannot trust anyone really. It all depends on what you are trusting them for. As far as my experiences most really...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F Jul 23

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    my trust issues aren't just paranoia, my trust issues are because so many people have proven time and time again that they can't be trusted.
    SilverSpiritWolf32 SilverSpiritWolf32 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 23

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    I used to cut about 2-3 years ago because of the lifestyle my mom put me through. Her boyfriend at that time was a drug addict and has a record. He would beat my mom every other...
    cutemonkey cutemonkey 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I find it hard to trust people especially the ones who are suppose to be close to or love me coz they are usually the ones to judge me and talk about me. I feel a shamed and...
    minaslife minaslife 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Never show weakness. Do not trust people will be there to relate or even care.
    RolloftheDice RolloftheDice 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 21

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    Having realised that people are just out for everything they can get from another in any way they can. I would never let anyone ever get close to me again. I've traveled the world...
    Aquanaught Aquanaught 51-55, M Jul 21

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    **Possible Trigger Warning** Every single time I was abused in some way, it was a result of that. I'm disgusted with myself. I always am so stupid, and I trust people all the...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M Jul 20

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    I'm not sure but I feel like people don't quite understand this. If I trust you with my personal life, then it stays between us. I don't care what you're trying to potray, I don't...
    SupermanReturns SupermanReturns 18-21, M Jul 20

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    Sorry its just me. Ive been ripped off lied to cheated on and used. So trust is a little hard for me. It takes time but im trying.
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M Jul 19

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    I am so famous for this, & I think it has cost me quite a few friendships over the years. When I am hurt, when I am scared, and when I am depressed I shut people out. I have an...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F Jul 18

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    When people ask why it's so hard for me to trust people, I ask them why is it so hard to keep a promise?
    nobody62442 nobody62442 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I've been let down so many times that i cant even trust someone who likes me and tell them anything:(
    thenameszed thenameszed 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    Here's a list of people who should never be trusted 1. People who want the Purge to happen 2. People who mistake actual feminists with feminazis 3. The majority of Eminem fans 4...
    DrinkMoreWater DrinkMoreWater 18-21, M Jul 16

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    I know many people but only have a few friends whom I feel comfortable trusting. This is something that needs to be earned.
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    so within this year alone I've lost at least 3 close friends and 5+ aquantance friends. and it is really hard to not let it hurt me to the point of pushing everyone away. the first...
    SyrkSefhir SyrkSefhir 18-21, T 1 Response Jul 14

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