I was reading up on male survivors of abuse and this article argued that people who survived abuse had a tendency to shut down their emotions and to struggle staying attached to reality -- that male patients with abuse in their past would often comment on feeling detached or even separate from their bodies. Some would stop connecting life with themselves, i.e., James would go through life not thinking about what he needed or that he was in fact James. Anyhow, recently I've been drifting in and out of these fits more and more. I'm sinking into different memories for a while, then jumping out of myself for a couple hours before coming back in :unsure: . I'm concerned that one day I'm going to go really loopy and just ... well, no longer realize that I'm switching in and out of these moods. Does anybody else have to deal with detachment. For instance right now I'm sitting at my desk and thinking about how little everything matters in reference to the infinite expansion of time. And how I'm more in tune with the stream in time than I am with myself or anyone I know. Honestly, it's just such a great coping method for dealing with the negative emotions of abuse. Just simple ... nothingness.