I asked him why, and he said it’s because he just doesn’t want to be blown off again. Both of you still need time to heal from your previous relationships, as you don’t want to be his rebound – and we’ll discuss your ex in a bit.You need to understand that this guy got cheated on, and speaking from experience, that isn’t something ANYONE forgets very quickly.
Understand that, respect that, and meet us where we are. We’ve just been through hell and back and each bad relationship is something so deeply personal that no one else can truly relate. Well we definitely won’t be initiating anything serious and we’ll probably have a hard time finding the effort to pursue you.
Chances are, his initial reveal of his feelings for you were a bit of a reaction to his breakup, and while it doesn’t mean he wasn’t serious, I would take them lightly for now.
Again, you both need some time and space, and letting things build naturally is the best option.
Whether he was a cheater, a liar, an abuser, or just an idiot, bad relationships can leave some serious damage.
The damage can include but is not limited to major trust issues, feelings of vulnerability, vows to never date again, dating sprees, emotions running rampant, or even a complete switch off of emotions.