Frankie,

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.................I quote you....

"For myself as a survivor, my positive emotions are very dull. There are a lot of negative emotions I try to contain and hide from those around me, and sometimes they weigh so heavily it is hard to see the good in things. It leads to a sub-conscious tendency to keep people at a distance, which to me at times feels as though it is better not to find that happiness, in fear of being hurt even further."

I don't even have the words for how that makes me feel as a wife except wow.....................