This guy has been showing interest in me for a while now, but I am nervous. Firstly, I haven’t met him in person yet and we have only talked over the phone, but he makes me smile. Secondly, in the beginning of the year someone else hurt me badly and I’m afraid to move on. And I just don’t know what to do. Please help
You are right to have your guard up. Your heart is precious and deserves to be protected, until someone has earned the right to it. While one relationship may have been bad, it does not meet others will also be. I do, however have a few questions for you regarding this guy. How do you know him? How much do you know about him? How long have you been speaking? Have any plans been made to meet or are plans to meet always cancelled by him? Is he who he says he is? A real relationship can only happen in the here and now. Telephone calls and chats on social media don’t make a relationship work. Real life interaction does. It’s ok if you would like to meet him. Nevertheless if you do, do not go alone, take along a trusted friend or family member. It’s also important that you meet him in an open and public place. Remember that trust is based on actions and not words alone.