Well, the title says it all, doesn't it...? Because of previous experiences, I'm not able to open up and commit to any human beings. If you have read some of my previous threads, you may know what I'm talking about, but for the new people, I'll tell a short story. Most of the people in my life has either abandoned me or stabbed me in my back. The first boy crush I had was with my best friend, and when I eventually told him, he freaked out and said he didn't want to see me anymore. This broke me down, because he made me feel miserable and feel that I wasn't worth living. In a vulnerable state of mind, I was tricked and raped by another man only a month afterward, and I didn't know what to do. I refused to open up anymore, since I knew I would be hurt again. But then I met this really nice guy that started working with me and we became pretty close in a short time. I managed to open up once again. But then he back-stabbed me and left the country for a long time. The worst thing is that I began to evolve feelings for him. After every time, I've promised myself not to trust anyone ever again. Because I'm afraid that I maybe won't be able to handle any more bad things. I know I'm very strong mentally, but there's always a limit of how much a human being can stand, right...? I think I'm very close to giving up having any relationships in the future. So how can I manage to trust anyone and open up again, even though I'm terrified to get hurt again? Thanks for your answers and advice!