Over the course of the past few months, I had resigned myself to the fact that I really didn't deserve much happiness and instead tried to focus on others' well-being. With all of the issues I was facing, it didn't seem fair to try and start a relationship with anyone as I knew it would be "tough sledding" for a while; at least on my end. And being honest, I really wasn't looking all that hard because I felt it was pointless.
But I'm happy to say that so far, things are going smoothly. We talk a great deal and, even though I haven't opened my Pandora's box of ills, I get the sense that Hannah is of strong mind and not easily scared off. Time will tell.