The guy I'm in love with has survived childhood trauma but has PTSD. He is 25 but has never had a relationship. He says he fears rejection and abandonment more than death. Recently we started talking tentatively about possibly dating (it has taken us two years of back and forth to get to the point at which he trusts me enough to broach this, and he struggles even to go out with me socially – we will make a plan and he may cancel a couple of times before actually going through with it)….

He wants but fears a relationship – advice?