As a sexual assault survivor I know the drill. I didn’t watch a second of Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony (other than some of the news highlights) for the same reason I didn’t watch a second of Anita Hill’s, Monica Lewinsky’s, or for that matter George Zimmerman’s testimonies. I know when my heart is about to get crushed again. I know the limits of my ability to cope. And I‘ve learned to do my own sort of damage control: Clean the house. Stay away from TV and social media until it blows over. Do my breathing exercises until it’s safe to look outside my home.