I made the mistake repeatedly pushing my GF away. She put up with it for a very long time then she had enough. I wanted to reconnect with her but I realized I had been suppressing my emotions all along, and they all came rushing to the surface. Now we are trying to start over and date and such. Problem is she wants to take things slow and I’m want things to progress fast, fast, fast. On top of that I keep letting negative thoughts about it not working seep into my mind and this has started conversations about it with us that creates more problems. I know she does want it to work but she is so worried about me slipping back into old patterns. I never want to go back there I was so miserable like that. I know this is going to take time but I am such a impatient person that I am having a difficult time with taking it slow. I need some encouragement to help me realize what’s important is that this proceeds at the pace she is comfortable with and not the way I want it.