Originally Posted by hyperskeptic
After lunch, I took one further little risk. I sent her an email, thanking her for meeting me and more directly expressing how glad I am to be able to confide in her.
Then - and here's the risky bit - I wrote that there are other things about myself I might have wanted to reveal, but that I didn't want to presume on our friendship . . . I don't know whether it was wise or foolish to write what I wrote.
I think what you wrote was very appropriate, and sweet in an old-fashioned way, like how people wrote letters back in the days when we actually used pen and paper.
Go slowly, absorb it all, take risks when it feels right to do so. It doesn't matter how big or small the risks are - they still matter. I think you are doing great.