I was talking to my ex-girlfriend yesterday...just kinda talking about how things have been since we broke up (on november 1st, if anyone cares) and somehow the topic came to her feelings for me.
She basically told me that she cared about me then, and she still cares about me now, but the reason she scares away from a relationship is because she doesn't think she's good enough for me.
I'm 17, so my mindset is still stuck in the "I'm worthless garbage" stage, and I can't see how she can think that she's not good enough.
So I throw the question on the mercy of ask_buffy...
Can women be afraid of relationships because they don't think they're good enough for the man?