Trust

Trust means a lot of things to a lot of people. But the people you can trust the least are bipolar/schizophrenics. I don’t say that to be mean, but it is true. Because, and I believe through no fault of their own, their personality can change and you don’t know who you are dealing with.

I recently found out that a woman I know is in a relationship with a man that beats her regularly. He apologizes in tears and and says he won’t do it again. But the face is, she CAN TRUST that he WILL do it again, because it is who he is. What he is. Perhaps he can change in the future with the right counseling or drug treatment. But for now, he isn’t going to change. And you can TRUST her to stay with him because that is who she is. It’s a tough situation and they both are ill.

You can TRUST some people to stab you in the back. That’s what they do.

You can TRUST some people to always follow through and keep their word. No matter how hard it is for them to do.

You can TRUST some people to always have a smile and a kind word. I like to work to be that person.

Now here’s the tough one. In the first example, if the woman tells her best friend about the abuse, what does the best friend do? The abused woman is  trusting her NOT to tell. The friend fears for the life of the abused woman. Would a true best friend do what she can to help, including reporting it to authorities, or would she keep it close to heart and let the abuse continue?  I TRUST you will know the answer!