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01 Dec 2004

confused about new friend
I am so confused. I am divorced for almost 4 years and my ex used to say mean things to me and blame me for the break up, ( he was the one with the problem of drugs, friends and booze). I have been single for so long because as soon as someone gets close ,i pull away. I recently met this guy and we are just friends. I am already nervous as we get to know each other. I am also a single mom and he is a single dad. I am already scarred of the rejection factor later on. My mom thinks I should get counseling and talk to someone about my insecurities and fears. I was never the same after the divorced. On the outside It looks to my friends and family that I am in control but inside I am shattered. I am scarred I am going to loose this friendship over my problem. I really enjoy his company and he is pleasant. I also dont want to scare him with all my questions I want to ask of where I stand with him. Up till now I am fine but I feel anxious about this friendship and take it slow. Do you have some tips that I can use?
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