You assume betrayal. You assume someone has betrayed your trust even if you have no evidence to say so.
You await betrayal. You assume someone will betray you in due time, despite how honest they have been in the past.
You are overly protective. You are very protective of your loved ones, out of fear that they will become disloyal.
You distance yourself from others. You decide it is best to limit your relationships in order to avoid fears of betrayal or abandonment.
You avoid commitment. No matter how much you care for someone, you refuse to commit yourself to him or her.
You do not forgive the smallest mistakes. You make a big deal out of nothing and it is the end of the world if someone makes the slightest mistake.
You are excessively wary of people. Everybody you meet you are extremely cautious and suspicious of.
You feel lonely or depressed. Your fears have led you to isolate yourself from others and enter a state of depression.
If your trust issues are holding you back in your relationships or in your life or you just want to move on from them, then a good place to start is to ask yourself why trust is important to you and how those around you would show you they are trustworthy.
1. Accept that learning to trust again will be hard and risky. We all let people down somehow. Placing your trust in someone is going to lead to a time when they will let us down.
2. Know how trust works. Trust is earnt and is not to be given out freely. It is okay to wait for people to earn your trust before deciding you can rely on them.
3. Take an emotional risk. One step at a time, allowing yourself to be vulnerable and risk being let down to create healthy relationships again.
4. Face your fears and other negative feelings/thoughts that you have about trust. It is crucial that you admit to yourself why you are scared and what you are scared of, so you can attempt to move on and learn from past let downs.
5. Keep trying. If you fail and go back to having trust issues, try again, maybe you trusted too much too soon. Remember trust is earnt, so it is important to go at it one step at a time.
Do what you say you are going to do.