we need to go at the pace that you need, that you deserve. she nearly destroyed you, and i understand. i’ve been there. the pace that you need matters significantly. and i want to respect that; i want to make sure i do not frighten you away; i want to do right by you and not push too hard, too far, too soon.
but how do i explain that keeping how i truly feel hidden, that long gaps in seeing you and hearing from you are eating me alive, bringing up my irrational fears, unleashing my demons from past relationships?
where is the balance between your needs and my needs?