Is there such a thing? When I was in therapy a couple of years back now I discussed with the therapist detaching from situations. There had been so much going on over the years between my ex and difficult child's going on (and at the time little difficult child's weren't displaying gfgdom but other health related issues-stressors). I had perfected the art of detachment from oldest difficult child and it helped getting her and I to where she was doing well (and I). I couldn't detach from any of the other situations at the time. As time progressed though I started detaching and this is what I discussed with the therapist. My concern of detaching too much. You see for some reason I have like a switch where I either detach completely (read as numb/auto-pilot) or I can't detach. It feels really weird to me and I haven't seen anyone else mention this on here so I was wondering if anyone else has ever felt this or experienced it? I'm also wondering if it's a weird post traumatic stress thing that is causing it. Like when I get triggered and so overwhelmed I just shut down/off. I mean I function and know what I'm suppose to do and how to handle everything but I just go numb and unemotional over anything. It's strange and scary and I don't like feeling like this at all. Maybe this is just too much information?