People may have trust issues resulting from a lack of attachment in childhood or because they trusted people who have let them down. These negative experiences make them fear abandonment, betrayal, or manipulation.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can help someone understand where or how their trust issues developed and how to process those feelings so they don’t negatively affect their future. Group therapy also can be helpful for those with trust issues. It helps them see that they aren’t alone in their experiences. If the trust issue is the result of infidelity or another relationship concern, a couples therapist may help.