I've read of others saying they often feel this way. I've been single for some time now and though I've dated some people, inevitably I get afraid of the possibility of intimacy and I run. I know this is a result of five years of being in an abusive relationship growing up, and nothing has ever been the same with men since. I want to be in love and I want to let someone love me and yet it feels hopeless and that if another person comes around I'll just run away again. I think I'm reaching a point in my healing process where I won't run but will instead confront fearful feelings, and yet I sometimes feel like damaged goods because of my PTSD and the trail of tears behind me. I truly fear that I'll just be alone forever because no one will ever want me. Thoughts?