This is exactly why I'm terrified to open up to people. What if they don't care about me as much as I thought they did? This happened to me with a friend, actually a "best friend" =P anyway, once I get a boyfriend and we get serious or whatever he's going to HAVE to show me exactly how much he cares about me before I feel confident enough to open up to him
I made the decision to take a year of my life to get to know myself better, to heal what I was ignoring and become stronger. There were times it was not pretty at all. I met parts of myself that I was utterly horrified with, sometimes I didn't recognise 'me'. This is called facing your shadow and if more people did it, the world would be a better place. There are some things we have to do alone and this is one.