relationship advice (post new situation)
"What now?"
In August 2014 I was the happiest man in the world. I had a steady job with good money, I was engaged to my soulmate and we were planning our wedding and thinking of baby names for the near future. We were hopelessly and completely in love with each other. At the end of August she was killed in an accident and my life fell to pieces. I drank heavily and tried to take my own life. I was discovered unconscious and taken to hospital. I spent 3 weeks in a medical ward and another 4 months in a mental health ward. I lost my job, my car and my house. I've since got my life in some sort of order. My biggest worry now is meeting new people. I have become very withdrawn and standoffish with women. I'm worried that I'll meet a nice woman who will fall for me. I know that I will never be able to love another woman as much as I loved my fiance. It would be unfair of me to enter a relationship knowing that the woman I'm with will always be second best. Therefore I behave badly to new women I meet and I come across as a bit of a ****. I hate myself but can't help it. I'm so scared of hurting someone else that I'm hurting myself. How can I proceed with my life? Some days I can't even face leaving the house.
posted by Robin (age 47) on 10/11/2015 @8:30:40 AM •
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