Thank you for doing what you do and, even in the struggle, putting yourself authentically out there. It gives us permission to do the same.
Much of what you wrote here hit home with me, as it must have for many. Particularly the part where you write about withdrawing and closing up serves as a mirror for me at this point because of bitterness and envy that has come my way lately. You remind us that we are not as alone in being so highly sensitive to these things as we may at times feel we are.
Keep on keeping on