Do you find it hard to believe what others tell you?
Do you find most of your friendships are superficial or you tend to keep people at a distance?
Do you expect the worst, are always on guard or anticipating that others will betray you?
Do you create ways to avoid the risk of possible disappointment or actively engage in self-sabotage?
Trust is that feeling you can rely on other people to be honest, fair, respectful, but perhaps more generally, that people will behave in an appropriate way or as you expect. Issues arise when the trust you have placed in others gets destroyed; you may have taken the risk of trusting another person but it has gone badly and so naturally you feel hurt, betrayed, and scared to trust again.
There is hope. There are effective, evidenced based treatments for helping you to restore trust.
There is a lot we can do to support, guide and assist you to improve your ability to cope and manage these problems. To find out more about how Northside Psychology may be able to help, get in touch with our team here.