Scared Separate Chapter 2: Take off Your Fear-Colored Glasses
Fear of love is rampant in the world today. But we're not averse to love. We really love love; and we do love. Our reaction against love is because we're afraid that we'll be disappointed or hurt. So we do self-protective things like pulling in our horns. Not taking "risks." Being selfish. Living alone.
But you see, the responses we consider self-protective actually hurt everybody, including ourselves. Others don't get what they need from us, and we don't get what we need back. These patterns need to reverse for life to work for anyone -- including ourselves. see article