Most Helpful Guy
Think that being hurt is indeed bad, but it can happen to anyone. There's always the possibility of getting hurt, but there's always the possibility of not getting hurt. You never know. So I think you should give yourself the opportunity of trying a new relationship. Being hurt isn't a rule, so you shouldn't think about it now. New guy, new start, new story.1
Most Helpful Girl
Oh I know this.
Rejection is a part of life and so is pain. Would you rather not have loved and lost than not loved at all? Eventually you must let your guard down but enjoy what it is right now and start trusting him with time. Don't rush it. You should let him know this so he will understand, I think it will lighten your situation in my opinion. I know I would appreciate it if someone I liked told me why they are so guarded and I would love them even more for a reason like this. Trust me when I say that you will love someone again coming from someone who was deeply hurt by their first love, took me a year to get over it and I was truly devastated during the first months. Time heals but just enjoy your time with this new guy. Who knows he might be the man of your dreams? True love takes time to grow.1