Hi there! I definitely think you should get some counseling, as Karen said. I, too, went through a period in my life when I trusted no one (I still have trust issues) and also went through a period when I tried to find the "right man" by dating several men at once. I became so exasperated that once I found a good man, I married him. We've been together for 5 years and married for 4. I love him, but not as a wife should love a husband. He's just my friend.
1) DO NOT be with a man that is possessive. At first it feels nice even. You're thinking "omg he cares so much." Truth be told, he's controlling you.
2) You do not NEED a man. Actually, right now you should worry about yourself and what you need to get out of this slump. You can't truly be there for anyone until you're whole again
3) Tell Mr.S he has no right. True, he helped you through a tough time. But he is taking advantage of the fact that you feel so grateful to him. I think its time to tell him what's what. He's looking for a wife but you can't have any boyfriends or guys to talk to? That is BS!!
Kelsey; 25 years old suffering from a slew: depression, anxiety, IBS, etc.