Why do people have trust issues? Most of us have been hurt at some point in our history. Some of us still have wounds from those hurts. It takes a lot of brave work to heal some of those wounds. When we have pain from lies, betrayals, disappointments, and abandonment that is not healed, that pain can cause a person to have real trouble trusting others and establishing intimacy.
"Lean on me! When you're not strong, I'll be your friend. I'll help you carry on". You know the Bill Withers song... We do all need somebody to lean on! A basic human need is support. When we are children, we need support and encouragement to develop. As adults we need support to grow and flourish and live to our full potential.