Even if we were conscious of the manipulation, it was very hard to detach ourselves from that because we were so burned out.
“You have to be strong and detach yourself from what could happen,” Giffords told me last fall.
detach de·tach (dĭ-tāch')
v. de·tached, de·tach·ing, de·tach·es
To separate or unfasten; disconnect.
To remove from association or union with something.