In general, I'm so afraid of love. I guess I'm worried that: 1. the person that I fall in love with may turn out not to be the person I think they are, 2. the person I fall in love with might not love me back, 3. the person I fall in love with might lose interest/feelings for me, 4. the person I fall in love with will hurt me emotionally. Right now, I'm entering into a relationship. They say they love me, but I'm so afraid to say that I love them back. I feel as if I hardly know them, and that they hardly know me. Most people don't show 100% of themselves to everyone they date, but I feel as if I've done a terrible job representing myself. They think that I'm confident and social, when really, I'm vulnerable, insecure, and awkward. I'm a mess, and I'm so afraid that this person, who claims that they love me, will find out that I'm awful. This person is just so perfect, and I've never felt this way about anyone before. I had my first time with this person, and I am so terrified of the emotions that I'd have if they suddenly weren't a part of my life anymore. Anyone else share my fears? I really just want to scream for help at the sight of love, and that's what I'm doing here. Help!