Its been a few years since I've been in a serious relationship. I bought a home here in Cali a few years ago and have been working a lot lately either at the job or on the home. Obviously paying a mortgage in Cali isn't easy. So, things have finally settled down and I've done most of what I want to do. I actually started going back to school and want to finish up the few classes I need for my AA - 10 units left, but will take it slow and probably finish at the end of next year ('08). Not sure what I'll do then but I'll save that for a different post. I've met a few people there and one that I know is interested in me. I kind of feel the same way, but at the same time I'm also realizing that I really don't want to be in a serious relationship for fear of being hurt when it doesn't work out. I know that may sound silly, but I tend to be a very emotional person, especially for being a guy. I think part of that comes from being raised only by my mom and spending most of my young life only with female adults. So, basically I'm thinking that if I do get into a relationship, I won't take it very seriously and wont want to get emotionally attached for fear of getting hurt when it doesn't work out. At the same time, this isn't fair to the other person in the relationship. I'm thinking maybe just leave it at friends, because I would rather not get into a relationship at all than to get into one and get hurt in the end. Also, I know it won't make for a very good relationship if I'm already expecting its demise. So, how do I get over this???