Since this is the 20s something group, I thought maybe this would be a good try. I got pregnant at 19, had my son at 20, I was with his father til just over a year ago. I got out because he was abusive and controlling, I couldn't take it anymore so I left. I didn't get into another relationship because I was afraid, I still am afraid even though I am in a relationship now. But we have been together for almost a month now and I have never been treated this way before. I wasn't sure how to react, but I treat him like I treat everyone; with respect, care, and love. I show it and he does the same, I want to tell him that I am falling in love with him, but I am scared that he will leave or run, but then if I don't say it and he loves me, I will never know. What do you think I should do? Wait or say it? I will tell you that last week that when I was at his house, he made a smarta** comment and I asked what and he said nothing I love you and he said twice more after that the next day, but I was in such luck that I didn't say anything. Now I feel like poop for not saying it back because I want to, I just didn't think someone would say that to me again.