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I Want to Trust Again

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 62 People

    I'm Not Sure How to Go About It Though.

    I started out in life not trusting anyone too far.  I've been able to allow one person, my wife at the time, to be trusted with the secrets of my heart and soul.  Most of the time it's worked but I'd feel better if I could expand that trust to more people at the same...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 7 Responses Feb 26, 2009

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    ONE Day, Some Day

    I WANT TO BE ABLE TO GIVE MY HEART FULLY TO A MAN AND BE CONFIDENT ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT, IN HIS HANDS, IT'S SAFE. NOW IF I THINK THAT WILL BE PROBABLE IS ANOTHER QUESTION. SO FAR LOVING PEOPLE HAS ONLY LED TO PAIN FOR ME. I STILL FEEL POSITIVE EMOTIONS, ESPECIALLY TOWARDS MY TWO...
    fukkboii fukkboii 36-40, F 2 Responses May 9, 2009

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    A Work In Progress...

     It is going to take a lot of work and inner reflection to learn to trust again.  After dealing with systemic mistrust in a relationship for 24 years....I wonder if I will be able to ever trust that anyone says what they mean and mean what they say.....?  It is a...
    invisiblewife invisiblewife 41-45, F May 8, 2009

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    What Is Going On With Me....

    It seems like I have been having a lot of difficulties with trust. The people I went out with didn't like me enough to stick around. At least they didn't show it. Sometimes I have learned to trust my insticnct on that. I am learning to trust once again, but slower than I want to...
    Christian02 Christian02 22-25, F May 20, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    When we divorced we could not stay away from each other enough, but slowly over the years that changed. She asked me to visit her and do a couple of electrically related jibs...
    lab1950 lab1950 61-65, M Dec 13

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    I miss the time that I smiled for no particular reason; I miss the time that I was simply happy for a sunny or raining day; I miss the time I sang with the radio for miles... Where...
    mindwithawhy mindwithawhy 41-45 2 Responses Dec 5

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    I've been in a relationship with someone I trusted, and they trusted me back. And we both broke that trust, and it's something we both regret immensely. We started over, and though...
    JakobyM27 JakobyM27 18-21, M Dec 8

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    I find it very difficult to trust people, and I don't even trust myself very much. It is a legacy of my marriage, but I hope I will learn how to trust again.
    00flyaway 00flyaway 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 20

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    I was in 8th grade when I first had the feeling for a certain boy. I saw him at the park and talked to him all night. I then started talking to him on Facebook since he was a grade...
    arianagrande14 arianagrande14 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I was 24 and pregnant when I got married. I did not marry my best friend, I married a man I hardly knew. I did not marry a man that I was deeply in love with, I married a man I...
    DandelionsJourney DandelionsJourney 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I am using this as my test for intelligent people from now on. If you don't read this (trust me, I will know) then expect me to ignore the crap out of you. 1. Do not message me...
    ValkyriesForValhalla ValkyriesForValhalla 22-25, F 52 mins ago

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    my fear of getting hurt again controls my life.. ive built up walls around myself.. no one can hurt me now.. except ive blocked out the ones that want to help
    classylips classylips 13-15, F 24 mins ago

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    I know love exists, I do seriously,. It just seems to avoid my life entirely. I have loved others, whether they were friends or someone that I had hoped to be something more, but...
    LoveLessOne97 LoveLessOne97 18-21, F Dec 18

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    Urgh just learnt my lesson again... A plate of emotions has been served with a glass of numbness and a side of **** all... I just couldn't care anymore... I was finally starting to...
    catho catho 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 15

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    Hey all, I am currently in a relationship with a wonderful man. But in his past, he was involved with drugs and alcohol. Now since we have been together, he has been working on it...
    pinkvape pinkvape 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 18

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    I 'HAD' TRUST ISSUES thought I'd write a little something in here before I leave this group.. for a long time now I have had trust issues, I have been betrayed an lied to left...
    J41LBIRD93 J41LBIRD93 18-21, F Dec 1

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    It sucks but not trusting people is very much apart of me. I have notice every time I open up to someone I hear myself say "Shut up, Don't trust them! You know what happened last...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    Last time i did it got so complicated that it tore apart the two of us I fell apart nd lond my best friend in the world i just want to be able to say i an trust another person that...
    gingerninja96 gingerninja96 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 6

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    I've never been cheated on. I rarely get lied to (face to face). And people say they can trust me. But still I find it hard to trust people back. I don't want them to know my...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    I loved you like a sister , I never hurt you in any way....I even gave you things and bought you gifts . I trusted you with my entire heart , I confided in you , I turned to you...
    Sjenka Sjenka 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    I have trust issues, and I don't have a problem admitting it. I think I should e thankful that I am aware and tryig to work on it. I didn't just arrive here without reason, my past...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    When you lose my trust...I dont think that I could trust you again. I'm really guarded with my feelings and I surely trust my gut/instinct.
    fruitella06 fruitella06 18-21, F 10 Responses Nov 29

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    My husband often comes off friendly, often far too friendly that it appears flirtatious. He has so many other girls as friends and all who I've seen have no boundaries with him...
    Neverbackaway Neverbackaway 16-17, F 7 Responses Dec 2

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    It all started with a simple glance. In the beginning of the year I'm sitting in Health and I'm a signed a spot I look around the room and see the back if this extremely cute guy...
    IsabellaLynn77 IsabellaLynn77 13-15, F Dec 15

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    Stranger to friend ... friend to stranger again We meet so many people in our journey but only those special can be the part. We never judge them by their clothes, status or...
    dezeena dezeena 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 20

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    I don't care what kind of "be hopeful it'll happen" BULLSHIT people decide to throw at me in response to this post. When I love, I love 100 times more intensely than other people...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    I mean, if we argued about something you did before, and you agreed to not do it again, what makes you think doing it again would result in a different response from me? How can...
    dissolution dissolution 22-25, F Dec 5

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    The 6th of december... it's there again. Sinterklaas has been running over rooftops, with his trusty companion black pete (heavily controversial figure, but he's still there... you...
    kwek kwek 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 6

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    I want no more than to leave this earth knowing some where someone new me . I guess I start with the fact that a lot has been posted already and I'm not going to rewrite that...
    chris121458 chris121458 51-55, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    After being married to someone for 10+ plus years you tend to share mainly mutual friends. Since my divorce I have learned not only do you divorce the person you were married to...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    My trust issues began when I was 13. My mom was my hero as a kid. I could talk to her about anything. Then one day she reviled a secret to me. My mom was cheating on my dad with...
    BFRM BFRM 18-21, F Dec 3

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    To me it depends on the different layers of trust you can connect with the person. The more trust I build the closer friends I become with a person.. I have some friends that I can...
    AlysonBlack AlysonBlack 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 13

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    How can I even survive in this life when the people who are meant to be closest to me use everything I say against me. I mean everything. I can't even talk without them quoting it...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F Dec 15

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    My boyfriend of two years; best friend of ten, raped me. It was the night of fourth July and he took me to into the woods and said he wanted to look at the stars. Trusting him, I...
    thosewhoarelost thosewhoarelost 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Grey Eyes: A Memoir- A taboo and ill fated relationship in the wake of the Iron Curtain's disintegration spawned a most inconvenient child. Time and again over the next two decades...
    TenThousandSorrows TenThousandSorrows 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    I have trust issues, and honestly I don't think that's such a bad thing. The base instinct for humans is our impulse to protect ourselves. Think about it. Every time you lie, cheat...
    TheBlasphemousOptimist TheBlasphemousOptimist 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 12

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    im always leary of ppl. im always watching listening and observing to see if I can trust someone. keeping a tally of truths lies and oddities. I have never trusted anyone in my...
    wickedlilangel69 wickedlilangel69 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 12

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    I feel like I need to say something. Ever since a child, I've had severe trust issues. I was put through foster care, which was really hard. My approve mother was abusive and I...
    iwuvmusic iwuvmusic 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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    I have been catfished, and I'd like to not have it happen again. Is it too much to ask to request your Skype name when we are meeting, so I can see if you are who you say you are...
    iwanttoownyou iwanttoownyou 36-40, M Dec 1

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    I honestly don't know if it will ever trust anyone again. It didn't work so well last time. If I do it will take a long long time
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F Dec 1

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    Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the ability to act in the presence of fear - Bruce Lee Think about how many times in your life, that you have been told, or you have said...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F Dec 2

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    All my relationships - dating, family and friends. I've been lied to and cheated it, made feel unimportant, verbally and mentally abused to the point where i have a hard time...
    bestofme85 bestofme85 26-30, F Dec 4

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    "I don't want wedding vows... But yes, I do want a man who will never let me sleep with tears in my eyes. I do want a man who would care about my feelings and never hurt me, let me...
    SensualPassionbbw SensualPassionbbw 31-35, F 7 Responses Dec 14

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    So today I Ruined things more. I have long standing issue with trust with my boyfriend,recently i kept thinking he is trying to hide his 'side girl' from me and was shouting at...
    MissLizy MissLizy 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 15

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    I feel the change inside me. I'm not rainbow girl anymore but people still call me that ... I realize how I wear darker clothes now, my urges to cut and burn are increasing, my...
    DWIA DWIA 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Do not ask me how my moments pass ,in extreme loneliness how my heart hurts just feel my longing you will know how my heart bleeds cos my companion is away far away from me. My...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 4 days ago