I have just begun to date someone again after all that has happened to me in the past. It's been a little over 2 months since my most recent rape. We have just started dating, and he seems to really be into me. I'm not feeling the same way, and I'm not sure if it has something to do with my past or not. How do you know when your ready to date again? Even when he hugs me, it makes me feel uncomfortable. He's a really nice guy, so it's not him that makes me feel uncomfortable, it's just the whole dating scene in general. I want to be able to show affection and open up to him, but it feels impossible! It's all so new to me. I'm not ready to tell him about the past yet, but I don't want him to think I just don't like him either. I have a serious fear of what he will think of me after I tell him, and a fear of opening my heart to him at all. I'm scared for love interest in my life to really know me. I'm almost at the point of breaking it off, because that would be easier than opening up to him and having to discuss things I'm not comfortable with. Does anyone have a similar dilemma? Any suggestions?
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