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Another reason someone might pull away (temporarily) is that they are aware of a shift in their usual state of mind or mood. Noticing heightened irritability, pessimism, paranoia, anxiety, or other negativity that might leak out, and aware that they might inflict emotional wounds on the people closest to them, they might take themselves away from them for a little while to recharge and recover, then return and be again the person that everyone knows and loves. If they are made to feel guilty for pulling away, this can cause a ruinous cycle of guilt and further pulling away. So if you need to pull away from people for a little while, find some way to help them understand so they don't try to make you feel guilty, since you will (sadly) be particularly receptive to feeling guilty when you are doing this!
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