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May 28, 2011
I havenít made any progress in being more responsive when something really hurts me emotionally. I long ago learned that bursting into tears isnít acceptable to anyone, so I just shut down, frozen; itís all I can do to just keep breathing. Not that Iím ever very good at direct conflict when it is based in emotions rather than logic, but I thought Iíd made some improvements over the last decade and was able to indicate in some way that I was very, very hurt, but apparently not. Most times the only external reaction is that Iím very, very quiet.