Conflict of interests? Some thoughts that have been travelling round in my head since earlier. Neither my pet nor I are in safe spaces at the moment. One or other of us is usually in a vulnerable, defensive position when the other is in a safe place. This is leading to huge conflicts. I know at the moment that any Dominance that should appear on my part will be tainted by resentment and anger. As we all know, this is not safe. My pet on the other hand appears to be struggling with something else. Guilt maybe? I have possibly driven so much guilt into the situation that everything I now try will be perceived as either being done in anger, or done because I feel I have to. A terrible mess. If this is ever to progress any further, I can only think that we both need to get back to our safe spaces and feel secure with ourselves before we move on.