One of those things I know I need to work on in the same vein as this comic
I have a problem where I assume any mistake I make will be greeted with anger, tears, and abandonment. This is because all mistakes I made growing up, no matter how slight, were treated in the same way. With anger, frustration, and weird threats of expulsion from family or attacks on my humanity. That became my internal dialogue, one I still live with.
Nowadays I can recognize this self-depreciation for what it is, but it doesn't keep the emotions at bay. Since this is my self-view and what I assumed everyone reacted like as a child, my gut reaction to any mistake is to think the other person is having a secret nervous breakdown. Which makes me freak out, thinking anger, frustration, and abandonment will come next.
The logical response, according to what I've been threatened with and my brain's negative assumptions about my own self-worth, is to simply leave everyone alone until my presence in their lives returns to zero. So that I needn't "inflict" myself on people and continually make them upset. Because that's how I view myself, as a hair's breadth away from causing a disaster at any given moment.
For those among Internetland, this isn't healthy behavior. If you think you're worthless, useless, a thing to be tossed aside once you commit some foul like milk gone bad, I want everyone to remember that is NOT normal. Whoever keeps telling you that you're not deserving of any relationship and that you should just remove yourself from the equation to prevent people from getting upset, they're WRONG.
Mistakes are for learning. They're not life ending. They teach you what's ok and not ok and normal people don't go into frothing tantrums if you don't say the right word at the right time. That's how you grow.
I'm currently in the process of getting help for my problems. I hope you guys also find help and reasonable people.