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By July 28, 2012 - 8:21am

A word that is so hard to regain after lost. If you lost the trust in someone, what would you do? Could you regain the kind of relationship you have once before? Have you have lost a trust in someone special that you felt you could no longer risk that with another person? Thoughts, comments ladies or men. What do you all think of this topic?

I think trust is hard to gain and may never be regained, unless you believe you could risk yourself once again. It also, depends on who and what happened. If someone lied then there would be several outcomes; cheating and telling a white lie are completely different so trust in those can be either gained or lost depending on how major the lie was and the person too.
Your thoughts about TRUST ?

By August 5, 2012 - 7:17pm

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August 5, 2012 - 7:17pm
By August 5, 2012 - 7:10pm

Excellent answer, Susan. Yes, trust is something that can be easy to gain, but once lost, it's a long journey to gain it back. That is a major problem is relationships, some can trust, some can't, or some just been hurt too many times to be able to be vulnerable once again. What would do you think about your own ability to trust; is it easier for you or harder for you to trust? Has being in bad relationships affected you? Feel free to to leave any type of comment. We are here to support each other.

August 5, 2012 - 7:10pm
By HERWriter Guide July 29, 2012 - 2:25pm

I agree that the regaining of trust is highly personal and situational. There are no black and white answers.

Without trust, there can be no real, authentic relationship. Yet we all have many superficial relationships in our lives that fulfill us in many ways (sports partners, parents of our kids' friends, locals you know at coffee houses, gym "friends" and favourite restaurant owners to name only a few). We don't know and necessarily "trust" these people as intimate friends but they fulfill us and enhance our lives in many ways.

But when it comes to family, romantic relationships and very close friends (and we're all lucky if we have two or three really "real" friends) trust is so more more. We demand more, we expect more and we give more. So when that trust is betrayed, it's far harder to gain it back. It's takes work, compromise and honestly - it's a risk. Is it worth taking? That depends again, on who, what, when, where and how.



July 29, 2012 - 2:25pm

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