Progress works in funny ways.. sometimes you move forward and sometimes moving backwards is now forward. Id say today is a small step in a long road.. but I still enjoy the trip. The small conversation really brightened up my week.
I don't think distraught is a strong enough word anymore. Overthinking is gonna be the death of me one day, I've never had an issue understanding what you said. I just don't know how to fix it. Time doesn't heal shit for me.