If you're someone who struggles with trust issues from a bad relationship, they can continue to affect you long after the relationship has ended. And it doesn't have to be a romantic relationship, you can have trust issues from dealing with a difficult family, a failed friendship, or any other connection that goes sour.
But how do you know if you have trust issues or just genuine concerns that your partner might be betraying you? Well, a good indicator is how often you feel this way. "There is always a possibility that your partner is cheating, but if you find yourself not trusting anyone you are dating, you are the common denominator," relationship therapist Aimee Hartstein, LCSW tells Bustle. "The best thing to do in this case is look deep inside of you and try to understand when and where these trust issues come from." If you regularly show signs of unresolved trust issues, it's more likely something in your past than a string of untrustworthy partners. But that's OK — lots of people struggle with trust issues and manage to work through them.
Here are the signs experts say they might not be resolved, because knowing is the first step towards working through your issues.