Quoting sua madre bella:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Katie ♥ Eli:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... him how I was feeling. I think I will.. like I said, its only been 6 months and its long distance, same state, different city."
Mine was long distance as well. Sometimes that's the best way because when you start off as friends, you're being yourself and can get to know the other person without feelings getting in the way.
That said, he told me very soon after we "met" that he loved me. He wanted to say it a couple of days after we started talking on the phone, but didn't want to freak me out. In his words "I kept having to bite my tongue because it wanted to fly out of my mouth and I couldn't figure out why that was happening so soon!".
We've been together almost 2 years.
My experience is very much like yours in that the father of my older kids made me feel worthless and unlovable. I always said it would not just take a wrecking ball to break down my walls, but a man who was willing to ride the wrecking ball itself. Well...he's riding the wrecking ball LOL.