I have found that when I am under a lot of stress, I tend to just retreat inside myself. I don't want to talk about the stress and I can't think of anything else to talk about, so I just get quiet.
The past two months have been that way for me. There has been a lot of stress. I have retreated and remained silent.
The stress is still there but I am trying to think about other things to talk about. Please bear with me; my creative juices do not flow well under these circumstances.