March 4, 2011 - submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom

When I answer questions of a personal/emotional nature, readers often get in touch with their own thoughts. So, we now have a weekly feature, Team Oracle, whereby each Friday (with the question asker's permission) we open up a question to all of you to answer too. Then, the following Friday, I'll post a selection of the best answers, alongside my own reply.
So, if you'd like to join in, please email your response to the following question, in no more than 200 words, to before Thursday 10th March.

"Since 3 months I have got an amazing boyfriend. He is my first boyfriend and way more experienced than I am. About two weeks ago he asked me what I wanted. According to him I am not very open and I do not express my feelings well, also I am not very assertive and he wished I would open up more. I realize what he wants but I can't trust people within 3 months enough to really open up. I have had some bad experiences with that in the past. I told him this and he understands, I know he does. However, even though I do not have to share my entire life immediately I find it very, very hard to let people in. Does anyone have tips, because I realize this is not good. Thanks, Liv"

Look forward to seeing your replies.
The Oracle

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