Ask Amy: Dating after divorce exposes extreme vulnerability
Dear Amy: I ended a long and terrible marriage with an addict a couple of years ago.
The marriage was over for a long time but because of debt and the pandemic, it took us a lot longer than I wanted for the marriage to finally be done.
By the end, it was like a prison sentence.
Throughout that process and for a couple years after, I spent time working on being a stronger, independent person – both for myself and for my daughters.
Recently I started trying to date again.
I met a few very nice men, but I didn’t really connect. I was sure that I was good and happy being single.
But then I met a man who really got to me. We’ve been seeing each other for about a month. Now I’m smitten.
My problem now is that I’m so attracted to him and so scared of being hurt that I just want to break up before that happens.
I know he likes me too, but I don’t think he likes me as much as I do him.
It’s a very scary place to be.