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IslamQA: Dealing with trust issues in Islam

I’ve had trust issues my whole life. No matter who it is people always talk behind your back and will gossip. I can see that in my own immediate family. I can assure you that I don’t engage in this activity. So my point is how can you build relationships when people are like that? How do you just trust someone? How can you give your all to someone and let them potentially break you?

I believe you just have to accept people as they are, not expecting them to be better. All people have faults. When it comes to close friends or spouses, we just have to choose carefully. The possibility that they will betray us and break our hearts is always there. We just have to accept this possibility, like we accept the possibility of car accidents happening. Our hearts get broken, we heal, and they get broken again. That is just life.

And God knows best.
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