Hello Everyone, For those of who who haven't read parts of my story as I have posted it over the last couple of days; I have recently destroyed my 7 year common law relationship. We're starting to move forward without eachother (i.e. dating and so forth). I'm finding it difficult to transition from being in a relationship, and having certain expectations of support and involvement in my life to being in casual "dating relationships," where that expectation isn't there and it isn't fair to the people I date for me to expect that from them. I have been trying very hard not to let those feelings have any bearing on our interactions but I have been conditioned, over a period of time, to feel that. I am dating someone right now who is very positive, and has been a great influence on my personal positivity. Things are not serrious right now, although I am enjoying her company. But not having that connection is making me feel rejected, and I am having moments of panic and anxiety and I am trying not to reach out to her, or explain this to her because it isn't appropriate in my opinion. If things progress further than my issues with depression will have to be a topic of discussion but right now it isn't fair for me to put that on her. I guess I am just looking for some suggestions in how to deal with how I am feeling... How do I take things easy and not put so much importance on a simple dating interaction while still taking it serrious enough to show that I am interested? I am very out of practice and am conflicted about how to handle this. Thanks.