Although I often use writing to express issues going on in my life I don't normally post in this section, as for the most part I like to keep my writing and my personal life separate. Long story short, I was in a relationship for nearly a year with someone. It ended badly, but I'll spare you the details as I'm not looking for sympathy. Let's just say that I thought she loved me but it turned out she didn't and as it was my first proper relationship (had a brief "fling" with a girl in high school that I don't really count) it badly affected me at a time I was already going through some pretty dark times. Still am, kinda. Again, I'll spare you the details as I'm not looking for sympathy. The breakup was in late January and last week a friend tried to "hook me up" with a friend of hers. We've talked online and met in person once. I like her and we seem to get on quite well. I just...I mean, what if I get hurt again? What if I'm more broken than I realize and therefore, a bit too broken for a relationship? Curse my over-thinking brain! What should I do?