There is a guy I like and it's fairly mutual from what I can tell. We've known each other for roughly 2 years and there's been a sexual tension between us for probably the past 4-6 months. I really want to get it resolved, ie, dating. However because of my past relationships (3 years in an off-and-on abusive relationship, 6 months in an emotional unstable relationship, and very few, very short relationships that lasted two months or less) I can't find myself to every actually broach the topic when I'm around him. I've come close once and haven't had the courage/found a chance since. He's a really stable guy. Seriously, this guy has been someone I can lean on in tough times (since we've known each other, I've had a couple of family members die, including my father).
Any ideas on what I can do? Like I said, I really don't know what to do.