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    Hi, like the title says, I really don't understand relationships - I don't get why I would want to be in one, and I can't imagine myself in a relationship at all.
    I have been asked out often and many guys have said they were into me and wanted to start a relationship with me, but I always make an excuse or say I'm not ready and eventually they lose interest. I cannot understand why anyone would want a relationship with me.

    My dad was violent and abusive to my mother and to my siblings (not sexually though) - this may have something to do with maybe a 'fear' of men? I am no longer in contact with my father. Also I have a vague memory of a boy trying to get me into bed when I was about 6 or 7, though the details I have long since blocked out. Additionally, I have serious body issues and am recovering from bulimia.

    Are these reasons enough to not be able to see myself in a relationship - ever?? I know I'm missing out on some genuinely good guys, and I'm in my 20's, so this is becoming a problem. Thanks for reading, any solutions - anyone in a similar situation - I'd love to hear from you.
 
 
 
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