I had a severe breakdown a few years or so back. I had a “horrible person” in my life who stalked me even to the extent of watching me on CCTV. It went on for years and after I lost all hope of legal recourse, I ended up in a mental health facility for almost a month.
It had a lot to do with myself and SO moving house to come back to the City.
I’m fine now, but only to the extent that even minor amounts of stress just destroys my sleep patterns.
Naturally… escaping into “the World of Caty” is a great “sidetracker”. Daily underdressing and sleeping femme every night is a big help, but until I have the chance to go “full on Caty”, I can still have problems. Mostly at night with sleeping.
The full on usually only happens about once every six weeks, so I guess I’m a lot luckier than others with this problem. So I just do my best to live a full and happy life.