Kelly - Lowell, Michigan
Entered on February 10, 2009
Age Group: Under 18
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I believe in trust. Although this may inevitably be my downfall one of these days, I full trust someone until they give me a reason not to.

I was born with the heart to trust people with everything I have. Someday, I know I will get hurt by this detail of my character, and my heart will probably get broken into a million pieces.

My relationships with my friends and families all revolve around trust. I have always grown up trusting the people closest to me. I don’t have a perfect life at all, so, naturally this trust has been broken and friendships have grown apart due to this quality. When it comes to trust I do not believe in second chances or that people can change. It’s a make or break situation. Trust is like first impressions, there is no grey area.

Trust is a critical part of dating, and in this area I have been let down. I usually get scolded upon for having too much trust in my previous boyfriends, but I live and learn through these experiences. I have had those cliché relationships where the normal high school, teenage boy has “cheated” on me. Needless to say, I did not continue the relationship any further. Once the trust was lost, there was no point.

Trust is very common in my life, as it should be. Every person I encounter on a daily basis deals with trust. If it is a teacher, friend, counselor, or family member I trust my private life will be kept confidential. As I know in High School this is rarely the case. But, through each experience I grow and learn. I become a better judge of character of who I can and can’t trust. We all know if you tell someone one, everyone else will find out. I live by this rule but in case I have told something private to someone I trust it will never be let out. I always hope I can trust everyone in my life, but as I have learned this just isn’t reality, and it never will be.

If ever there is a personal problem, belief, or concern I confide it in someone I can trust and I know, or hope, that it will stay in that person. It may be someone I don’t have a common connection with but has an ear to hear me speak my mind.

My past relationships were based on trust. My present relationships are based on trust. And my future relationships will be based on trust. After all, there can be no relationship at all if there is no trust.