Okay, I debated what topic to put this under, but I figured that here would be just as good of a spot as any. I have a problem, suprise, suprise. I have been in really bad realtionships before. The last serious one that I was in was abusive (emotionally and physically) and after I ran from him he started to stalk me. He ended up going to jail, but that's just the backstory to my problem becasue I have come to terms with what happened to me.
But, I'm scared to trust guys now. I have two very close male friends who both know the majority of what happened. Even though I know that they would never hurt me, if I am upset or scared and they try and comfort me I flinch and pull away from them. I feel terrible becasue I dont mean to its just an automatic reaction, and even though they tell me that its okay and they understand why, I still see the hurt look that flashes across their face.
Its been almost six months now since my abusive ex got put in prision. I haven't had a real relationship since becasue I feel, for lack of a better term, jaded by the experience. Any advice on how to move on?