Sorry if this on the wrong topic but it does deal with relationship issues. I've just realized and became aware of how jaded of a person I am towards women. I have high expectations but i've learned that they are highly unrealistic. After seeing tons of my friends getting engaged married, watching youtube videos of people getting engaged (trigger), and how couples talk to each other, i'm more convinced that a relationship could in fact exist. However, I am still in the phase of not opening up to any woman of any kind. PERIOD. I understand that ladies want to know about men on the inside/emotionally so they can connect and be there with each other but I see it as a woman trying to dig into as much information as possible to find leverage against me in a future fight/argument to establish complete control over me. I say these things because in the last 2 relationships, the women were crazy and control freaks. It's not much but some kind of progress.