It takes time to get to know someone, and it’s worth the investment.
It’s essential to remember dating is supposed to be fun.
Take baby steps in the beginning if you need to, and try to avoid bringing your perceived baggage with you like my date did.
Don’t wait too long to get back out there, though, because the world is full of new people for you to meet.
If you are experiencing deep, residual emotions, please seek support to aid your healing.