I'm extremely afraid of being intimate with anyone else. I'm 23 and since the divorce I have lost all interest in dating, sexual relations, and I literally just like to keep to myself. Is this normal? Will I ever feel differently? I'm confused. I'm not in love with my ex anymore but for some reason I still feel obligated to refrain from any type of sexual contact. It's like he still has control over me. This was why I left. He abused me physically and emotionally and I'm scared I'm not healing right.
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It's probably because of the trauma. You do those things with him so they remind you of him and the wrong he did. It's normal. Just live your life now, you're free, and as you heal remember those things are good, and you will find their true value when you find the right guy for you. Don't let your ex take your joy from you. Goodluck, stay positive1