My first boyfriend wronged me badly and ultimately even wanted to go after my money too. He really ended up being literally a terrible person, worse than just a player. I ended up hating him so much like never before that I sought a psychologist in the beginning.
Even though I'm now 9 months into my 2nd relationship, I never let my guard down completely with anyone ever again. I don't want to invest too much for nothing. I have still have standards but not too much expectations. If it doesn't work out, there is the door and I'm not going to cry about it. I don't share every single sad details of my personal life (ex: the time I got bullied at school, what my ex boyfriend did, my parents' rocky marriage, etc) with anyone. I don't give in too much. If I had to share details, then only tell him or people positive things. Lastly, I don't believe in passionate love anymore; it's immature and short-lived.
I feel as if I've forever changed. Is this a normal aftereffect?