Trust is such a fickle thing.
What can I possibly write about trust that hasn't been written? The question of whether you DO or DON'T trust somebody is one we've all asked ourselves countless times.
What I struggle with is whether it's possible to trust someone once it's been broken. There are probably as many different ways to trust someone as there are people in this world - that is to say, we all have our own unique rules and qualifications and ways of trusting.
A friend reminded me yesterday of what I have believed to be a simple fact - when trying trying to build a relationship, at a certain point it's necessary to just "let go"... Let doubt and uncertainty and mistrust go. These things will kill a relationship before it even starts.
As I know I have made bad decisions before, I am having a really hard time trusting my own instincts. I worry that they may very well be clouded by attraction, desire, and maybe even loneliness.
I guess the first step for me is to trust myself. If I can be secure following my instincts, then I should be able to just "let go" for someone else.
And if I end up twice bitten? I bet I will have had some fun and maybe even learned something, and therefore will have gained more than lost.