Hi. I posted a thread about a month ago about a stray intruding my home when I was at work. Both my cats Meffy and Meimey were terrified and have been separated ever since. It’s been more than a month now. The progress is going back and forth and nowhere it seems. Sometimes I can feed them together with the safe room door open. They see each other but still eat under my watchful eye. Just when things are getting calm (after that one moment when Meffy licked Meimey’s face, I let Meimey out. Meffy would ignore her at first then attack all a sudden. This has happened 3 times with 2 weeks apart What I noticed was during the earlier attacks, Meimey would growl and hiss back and they get into a noisy brawl. Lately, it has happened again (2 days ago) but Meimey seems to have become more timid. She doesn’t fight back and only cowers in a corner. I don’t know if this is a good sign because in the earlier brawls I have to separate them. The one which happened 2 days ago, Meffy managed to cleverly escape the enclosure I put her in and sought out Meimey who was relaxing at the balcony. I was awoken from my nap to the sound of angry screaming/growling but it only lasted 3 seconds. When I saw them, Meimey was loafed in corner while Meffy just stared at her with her tail swishing. I threw a pillow to distract and pull her away. Does this mean they are working it out with smaller fight? Meimey won’t come near the door if Meffy is there. She’ll even stop playing in the enclosure if Meffy stared at her from outside. I’m worried this long separation is affecting her self esteem, making her more fearful than she already is.