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5 Signs You May Have Trust Issues

by on Wednesday, June 16th, 2021


Every relationship should be built on a foundation of trust, as you can’t expect it to be healthy if you can’t trust your partner. However, many people struggle with trust issues in relationships that cause damage to them or even result in them ending. If you suspect that you have trust issues that may be harming your relationship, identifying them is the first step. Consider the following five signs to help determine if you struggle with trust issues:

1. You Always Assume People’s Worst Intentions

When you enter into relationships, you may already have walls up because you expect you will get hurt. Always assuming that people have ill intentions towards you can be a strong indication of trust issues. You may find it challenging to accept compliments, help, or love in general.

2. You Avoid Commitment or Long-Term Relationships

Those with trust issues typically struggle with opening themselves up to others. If you struggle with this, then you most likely avoid commitment as a result. You may not allow yourself to enter into any serious relationships for fear of being left or hurt.

3. You Pick Arguments Over Little Things

Not discussing your trust issues can cause you to always be defensive and overreactive to little things. You may find yourself getting into full-blown fights due to your trust issues because you cannot discuss the underlying problems.

4. You Isolate Yourself From Others

To avoid getting hurt, you may isolate yourself from other people to decrease the risk. Instead of allowing people into your world, you isolate to prevent even the possibility of getting hurt. You stop meeting new people or attempting to cultivate new relationships.

5. You Are Overly Secretive

Having trust issues typically means you avoid opening up to others. However, you may not even share the small things about yourself, such as your favorite TV show or food, because you worry the person will leave anyway. Being overly secretive is, therefore, a significant sign of having trust issues.

Many individuals struggle with trust issues in their relationships. There are various reasons for this, but it is crucial to know that there is hope. Admitting you have trust issues is the first step towards having healthy relationships. Restorations Therapy works with individuals and couples to overcome trust issues and more in their relationships. Whether you struggle with mental health, trauma, or addiction, we offer individualized programs to address your needs. You don’t have to suffer in silence and ruin your relationships. Reach out to Restorations Therapy today at (720) 446-6585.

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