Country - come on, man - look what you just said:
***Just the smallest little thing...***
*** ...just a few words."
You KNOW it is little things that trigger - and that they aren't that important in themselves. this is where we over-react. when you are outside of it - looking at it objectively, you can see that the triggering words or events are not that serious. it is our past, our memories, our feelings - that are the big stuff. and they are manageable. you don't have to go back there and re-live it. acknowlege those things and decide to deal with them in a healthy way instead of becoming the victim all over again. get yourself back into the present. breathe. tell yourself some Truths. remind yourself where you are and who you are and Who is with you - and you can DO this. Don't be overcome with evil - but overcome evil with GOOD.
"My experience has shown me that I all too often tend to deny that which lies behind, but as I still believe, that which is denied cannot be healed." Brennan Manning, "All is Grace - A Ragamuffin Memoir"