Have you ever had a friend betray your trust ?How did you handle it?

United States
November 2, 2007 10:47pm CST
Have you ever had a good friend betray your trust.. someone you might had confided in ? I have had a friend betray my trust and moreover they continually are talking around about everyone else.. I think it's a terrible trait..
4 responses
@SViswan (12072)
• India
3 Nov 07
I did and that was 2 years back. Since then, I am wary of opening up to anyone. I've always been cautious and this incident proved to me that I chose the wrong kind of friends. I was quite upset for a while because something I had told my so-called friend was told to everyone and I got to know through the household help! Other friends knowing about it was something I could have forgiven but it had reached the ears of the help (maybe through another friend - I'm not sure who said it) and that was something I couldn't bear. I haven't talked to this friend since.
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• United States
3 Nov 07
That is really sad that you found out the betrayal through "household help" .. I usually find out betrayal through other so called "friends" or worse yet.. I overhear them doing this. I agree..once burnt ..it's hard to put yourself out there again..for fear you will be burnt again!
• Philippines
3 Nov 07
hmm.. my best friend? terrible, she went to my x boyfriend's house and kiss him in front of my x bf's house, their neighbor saw the incident so she called me and when i went there, i went inside their house (i have my own key) i saw them kissing in my x bf's sofa with my picture hanging beside them ='(..
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• United States
3 Nov 07
OH my ..that must have been heart wrenching . . To see this happen and with your best friend and your boy friend.. not a good friend.
@overhere (516)
• United States
3 Nov 07
Yes and it is the worst trait going. A friend is almost like a partner and as in a marriage if you do not have trust then what is there left. In my case because the action on her part was unforgivable I haven't spoken to her in nearly thirty years - my attitude being if she could do it nce she could do it again and I don't need that kind of friend.
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• United States
3 Nov 07
Wow .. Some really deep stuff coming out .. 30 years of no conversation.. I don't really know if this is a good thing.. I can see not trusting the person again but completely not talking.. It must have been something really bad.
• United States
3 Nov 07
I had a friend betray my trust. I've actually had several friends betray my trust on several different occasions. I hate it. It's the worst thing you can do. Currently, my friend would go around telling everyone she could about my personal life, like my life was some type of personal stamp and pride giver for her. I can't figure out why it was so special, but that was stuff I didn't want the whole world knowing. It was amusing. I kind of let it go until it really got out of hand and then I got tired of it and decided that her behavior was childish and I told her it was. This only made the situation worse, and she decided to go around spreading childish lies to get attention. Eventually, we ended up getting into a huge arguement and finally she moved out. That was the best thing that ever happened to me and I don't regret her being gone either. Things are so much better with her gone.
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• United States
3 Nov 07
Wow..sorry to hear that had happened to you..sometimes things like that jolt us into reality. I know for me to hear someone tell me something that I confided..really upsets me. I feel trust has been shattered and I really find it hard to trust anyone after repeat breaches time and time again.