“Trust is like glass. Once broken, it will never be the same again.” – Unknown

It took me a while to realize that trust is a very fragile thing. It is so fragile that once broken, it will never be the same again.

The cracks of your broken trust will always be visible no matter how hard you try to mend them or hide them from yourself or the rest of the world.

The truth is, it takes a lot of time to fully heal from feeling betrayed, and the trust issues come as a side effect haunting you for years to come.

The worst side effect of all is your belief that you could have prevented it.

You think to yourself: Maybe things would have been different if I had been more precautious and if I had not been so naive to believe that they would never hurt me. I blame myself for being too gullible to believe that they were different from others.

After that comes a promise that you make to yourself: I solemnly promise to myself that I’ll never trust anyone again. You lock the doors of your heart to prevent others from entering it.

You observe their every single word and action with skepticism and precaution.

You just wait for the moment when you find out that they weren’t the person you believed they were, and that all this time, they’ve been feeding you lies and deceit.

That’s when you realize that TRUST IS EVERYTHING.

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Once broken, it doesn’t only affect your present, but your future becomes a real challenge as well because all of a sudden, you fear that it’s only a matter of time before you will be hurt again.

Your life becomes limbo, and you can’t sleep at night because you can’t stop thinking about what you have done to deserve to be disappointed and hurt by someone you trusted with your body and heart.

You wish you could stop caring about them, but it’s not that simple. Even though your trust is broken, you still have that wish inside you to fight for what you believe in.

You still think that there is hope, and one day, you’ll be able to trust them again.

But, the pain that you’re feeling inside every fiber of your being confuses you.

You realize that there will always be a little voice in your head telling you that maybe it’s not safe to be open and honest with the one who hurt you because at some point, they might use it against you.

Being hurt by the person you trusted the most is one of the most painful feelings in the world.

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It’s okay to feel broken, shattered into pieces, disappointed, and mad.

It’s okay to cry at night and curse all those romantic movies for making you believe that such romance is possible in the real world.

It’s okay to blame yourself for thinking that your romance was flawless only to realize that it was a nightmare instead.

You’re not alone. There is an imaginary coast of people dealing with trust issues and believing that they will never be able to open themselves up to someone new.

Indeed, healing from being hurt is a process, and it will take a while until you start feeling confident in trusting others again.

Feeling betrayed is one of the most painful things in the world, and these quotes about being hurt by someone you trusted the most prove that:

“Some old wounds never truly heal and bleed again at the slightest word.” – George R. R. Martin

“I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silent hurt more.” – C. S. Lewis

“No matter how hurt you may be feeling right now, you have to have faith that you will be able to smile again. Maybe not today and maybe not tomorrow, but it will happen.” – Unknown

“I may act like I do not care at all. I might give the impression that this does not phase me at all. But inside, I am hurting.” – Unknown

“Do you know the feeling when your heart is so hurt that you could feel the blood dripping?” – Lady Gaga

“Sometimes, I get so tired of getting hurt by people that I wonder if I was just meant to be alone in this world.” – Unknown

“Even when you feel like your pain is killing you, remember that you are the one who can kill your pain.” – Unknown

“Trust is like a paper. Once it’s crumpled, it can’t be perfect again.” – Unknown

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As I look outside the window, I realize that trust is like snow. At first, it is perfectly white and untouched, but once you step into it, it changes its shape and it will never be the same again.

Trust is like a white canvas. Once you take your brush and add some colors to it, it will never be the same again. It will never be white and untouched like it used to be in the beginning.

Even if the one who hurt you apologizes and promises to you that they will never disappoint you again, it gets really hard to trust them on that.

You become afraid that once you decide to trust them again, you will regret the decision to do so.

Trust issues are a tricky thing. They make us question everything and they make us feel like legit overthinking lunatics.

It’s really hard to be yourself when you think that being who you are will backfire on you and make you regret your decisions.

It’s really hard to mend the cracks of broken trust, and these broken trust quotes on betrayal and trust issues prove that:

“That’s the thing about trust. It’s like broken glass. You can put it back together, and the cracks are always visible – like scars that never fully heal.”– Hope Collier

“Sometimes, trusting a friend is the hardest thing to do. Even the closest friends can become enemies.” – James Merrow

“When the person you trust the most breaks your trust, get over it by building a bridge, but never let them cross it again.” – Unknown

“Trust is like a vase. Once it is broken, though you can fix it, the vase will never be the same again.” – Unknown

“Betrayal annihilates trust. The more trust there is to begin with, and the more deception is involved, the more damage is done.” – Sandra Lee Dennis

“Trust is a fragile thing. Easy to break, easy to lose, and one of the hardest things to ever get back.” – Alekhya Sana

Be careful who you trust – not everyone is your friend.

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It’s in our human nature to want to connect with other human beings… to want to trust them and form meaningful relationships.

We like to think that our lovers, friends, and neighbors are people whom we can trust until we realize that it’s otherwise.

William Shakespeare figured it out very well: “Love all, trust few.” But, is it actually possible to observe love and trust as two separate units?

We have been taught that trust is the basis of every friendship, romantic relationship, and other meaningful relationships. How can we love someone without trusting them?

Perhaps it is possible to care about others and love them without completely trusting them. This is actually called ‘getting rid of high expectations’.

If you don’t expect much from someone, then the chances are small that you’ll be disappointed once they do something wrong.

In other words, being prepared for anything, trusting your guts, and loving others despite knowing that they might hurt us is the key to finding a balance between trust issues and the need to connect.

These Be careful who you trust – not everyone is your friend quotes prove that:

“You must trust yourself more than you trust others. Pay attention to your inner voice – it will tell you if, how, and what you are investing in is right for you.” – Suze Orman

“Trust, but verify.” – Ronald Reagan

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“Relationships survive on trust and if that is broken at any point, it’s pretty much the end of the relationship. Besides, the inability to communicate leads to problems.” – Yuvraj Singh

“There are indeed times when one should trust blindly just as there are times when one should not. Wisdom consists of being able to tell one from the other.” – Daniel Quinn

“When you completely trust another person, you will end up with one of two outcomes. A friend for life or a lesson for life. Both, regardless of the outcome, are valuable.” – Unknown

“Don’t trust people whose feelings change with time. Trust people whose feelings remain the same, even when the time changes.” – Bob Marley

Trust those who inspire you to be the best version of yourself. Trust those who treat you the same regardless of life’s challenges.

Trust people who PROVE to you that they are worthy of being trusted. Don’t jump to conclusions and don’t blame yourself.

Look at trust as something elastic that can change its shape at any time, and when that happens, don’t get surprised, but be prepared for it. And, remember: “Time heals everything.”