I wouldn't say I was someone who had 'trust issues' but no matter who they are, be it friends, family members or partners I can never trust someone fully. I can trust them to a large extent where I am able to share some but not all of my feelings and thoughts, but I will never fully trust them and I will often keep my feelings and thoughts to myself.
I've tried being more in tune with my emotions and feelings, I've tried to be more trusting but I felt less of a man, I felt weaker and more vulnerable to ulterior motives.
So can I have a loving and fulfilling relationship with a woman without necessarily being completely honest with how I feel and what I think?
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Your lack of complete trust for another human is a type of defence mechanism. You know we are not perfect and although you can trust your partner to a certain extent, you don't want to entirely reveal yourself to them, because you're afraid of getting hurt.
It's understandable, but will also make for a really shitty relationship. Your partner will notice you don't let on your full self and they'll start blaming themselves, which will ultimately lead to break up, especially if your partner was an open book to you and you weren't willing to reciprocate.
They will feel like you don't value them, that you believe they will stomp on your personal secrets and insecurities and they will wonder why you refused to be honest with them.
Unless you're ok with living a lie and pretending to be honest, it will not work. But think of it like this: does your partner deserve to be deceived from the start?0