I have been single since splitting with DS's dad 18 months ago. XP was abusive and violent on occasion so it's taken a while to get back on my feet. He doesn't have DS overnight at all yet so my opportunities to get out and socialize have been limited. I am really lonely and would desperately like to meet someone new. I am studying, which is great, but most of the people I meet through that are twenty years younger than I am! This weekend I did have chance to go out and went to a party. There was a nice, normal seeming guy there that I began chatting to. And then I left!! Have been asking myself why ever since. I really thought I was 'ready' to move on but at the slightest opportunity I wimp out. Think I am terrified of making another huge mistake and don't know how to start taking risks/trusting again. Any suggestions?
Hi Mrs Snorty, didn't want this to go unanswered! I'm in a similar position myself, don't really trust my judgement of men anymore as i always seem to pick the weirdos. So can't offer much advice i'm afraid - Maybe it's best to take small steps. Try to keep it on a friendly basis until feeling more confident and relaxed about new relationships.