Dating a man who has been abused
It's just an instinctual way of protecting ourselves from further harm.4. When you've been with someone who's put you down over and over -- saying you're no good and are worthless -- you just can't help but wonder why anyone would want to be into you ever again.If you tell us you love us and we look at you weird, it's not that the feeling isn't mutual; rather, we're still a bit unclear as to what about us might be appealing or lovable to someone else.5.As someone who's been emotionally abused in the past and can now clearly see it, I'm also able to see how it changed my idea of relationships and my approach to love.
For us, it's safer if we just keep some things to ourselves.3. I don't mean just physically slow, but emotionally and mentally slow.
Like a wounded puppy, it's hard not to proceed with caution.