My First real boyfriend

Laura Rawlins asked 7 months ago

I have reconnected with my old flame this past year, it will be year and a half that I\’ve been dating this guy this August 15th, which is tomorrow. I dated him back when I was 16 years old, and I\’ve known him since I was 12. This is my first real relationship with a man and I\’ve never been in one before so I\’m really nervous. And I don\’t know where I should start because I\’m just starting out. I want to know how to communicate  with my boyfriend in a way that doesn\’t have him running for the hills, but I don\’t know how approach those difficult conversations with men because I\’ve never had them with my dad growing up, and I don\’t know what kind of relationship I have with my dad. I want to know how I can talk to men without freezing up or emotionally shutting down. Can you help me this?