- Apr 5, 2018
- hiding in a trashcan
I'm 18 right now, and for about 2 years during high school I was in a really toxic relationship. It was my first time dating someone and I was essentially groomed into accepting the abusive situation as normal. I feel like this experience really messed up my ability to form healthy relationships, and I'm scared of getting close to someone again. At the same time, I'm developing some romantic interests. I'm just scared of entering/creating another toxic environment and not being able to nurture a healthy relationship. I've also noticed that I'm drawn to people who have emotional issues similar to mine--is this good or bad? Is it healthy for me to pursue a relationship right now? I feel broken and lonely and unsure about everything.