Trust is a very fragile term, it's along similar lines of the word love and the meaning behind it.
Trust is something one gives and there are all levels of it.
For instance, I trust my boss enough to get the job/task at hand done. I also trust the fact that she will go at her own pace and do it when it is convenient for her.
In terms of relationships: I've been burned way too many times and trust for me is not something easily given.
I like the quote:
“Trust is like a vase.. once it's broken, though you can fix it the vase will never be same again.”
I have no idea who said it though
I don't trust people, I just can't. I love my family with all my heart, but I don't trust them; I can depend on them with my life but only on certain things, not entirely.
Sad isn't it? It's pretty much therapy worthy. But it's how I operate and it has worked for me thus far.
One can not demand trust or love, it must be earned, it isn't something to be given lightly.
That's my take on it anyway.