I think one of the roots of my dp stems from a great fear of conflict and a heightened anxiety and sensititivity to emotional, behavioural, verbal indicators of its presence or potential emergence. I think learning how to endure, resolve AND precipitate conflict is part of my 'cure'. Denying the expression of conflict, anger, and other 'difficult feelings' is definitely a contributor to my dp state. (In my emotional rule book handed on to me in childhood all feelings except pure happiness and serenity were 'difficult'!) DP seems to stem from a variety of sources for different people, but I think some of the above may also hold true for others on this board.