These Paramore lyrics explain my question best:
And I've always lived like this keeping a comfortable distance,
and up until now I had sworn to myself that I'm content with loneliness,
because none of it was ever worth the risk.
Well, you are the only exception.
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Hmmm...that's a good and hard question. I think, that when you meet that special person, you will see that they are worth the risk. I'm not sure what your past involves but you have to trust in yourself that you will be okay IF it doesn't work out.
Sometimes, people (including me) sabotage situations and/or think negatively which in turn becomes reality.
Of course, you have to be "smart" about who you give your heart to...but if you believe in any type of goodness in this world, you'll trust the fact that people come into our lives for a reason (I can only say for relatively normal situations for now, not like when it comes to criminals and such).
There have been moments in my life when the hurt and pain was overwhelming, I didn't think I'd ever overcome the loss. But I did. I'm stronger and have more faith in myself for it.
Being with someone who loves you (and you love them) is a wonderful gift and no one should go through life without experiencing it.
Good Luck and Take Care :-)1