Hi. In short, I have allowed myself to become so broken down by abusive behaviours that I struggle to communicate with anyone at all. If I receive mail or text my first response is to just close the app. Once I manage to respond, if they respond back, I close the app and do something else. It is a real problem and suffering and I know I need to change my behaviour. It is not like anyone is forbidding me from having contact with people and communicating, but the feeling is similar to that. Have any of you found a thought, piece of knowledge, a line, a prompt that can make you go against the Strong impulse to remove yourself from interaction, and instead just able to do it? I want to break this pattern because it has potential to ruin so much potentially positive things.