Many times we enter new relationships with predetermined fears and reluctances that shape what we bring to the connection. Have you noticed any patterns in some of the things you worry about from the very beginning of a new dating relationship? What are they? How have they affected the connection?
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My fears are pretty typical, I think, and they're not overreaching to the point where they inhibit me or anything like that.
I guess I fear that, upon peeling away the layers and dropping my masks, I might not be accepted for the person I am at my very core; the "real" me might not be what they're looking for, or what they want from me.
As I said, it doesn't keep me from trying for or valuing love, but the fear still lurks somewhere in the back of my mind.7