There is no way that you are going to find out for yourself if it is love if you don't put yourself out there. Yes it is hard getting hurt, but it is a part of life. We have to experience these things in order to live. I know that it doesn't sound so good at this moment, but we have to esperience these feelings in order to have a relationship.
Getting hurt sucks, I know. But as they say, it is better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all. Take the risk. Experience life. If it doesn't work out, you learn from it. If it does work out, that is all the better for you. You will never know if you don't try.
Best wishes to you.
Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies