We trust ourselves, and hope trust is reciprocated with others. But any experience that damages our trust, then puts pressure on us to trust again. The learnings of life, so never easy. But we keep working through
Well, being able to trust yourself is a good place to start, Em. Not everyone can and although that might be little consolation, it will stand you in good stead.
Tread carefully in future but never give up on love - especially at your age.
My heart and soul go out to you, Em. If you ever need someone to talk to, cry with or listen, I'm here for you. I know it's just on-line and that doesn't make up for an actual person constantly in your life though...
I know how frustrating it is when others comment to "just smile", and similarly, when others say "oh, well you're not alone". I know that hardship and burden of just relying on yourself.