alright so i had a really long relationship and i got out of it about a year ago. i was all for being friends and i really tried but his new girlfriend forbids him to speak with me etc. so that really hurt because i felt like my best friend was taken from me and i never got to say goodbye. but.... recently i met this guy through a really good friend, and i don't know him very well but everytime we've hung out we've gotten along really well, he's funny, i find him attractive, he's got stability (something the ex lacked), and i just get a really positive feeling from him. my friend said that he planned on asking me out and i got really excited. but here's the thing, i'm terrified! i feel ready for a new relationship but i'm sooo scared of getting involved because i have so much baggage. how should i approach this? i mean should i go for it but go real slow? let him know where i am emotionally? mention the fact that i'm tenative at all? any advice is welcome.