Lately I've noticed myself avoiding conflict, what's going on?

Avoiding conflict? Getting wiser, avoiding conflicts is a good thing.
Overwhelmed? This usually means you are overwhelmed with many stressors in your life. Seeking the help of a good counselor to help you work through your stressors and resolving some of them should get you back on track to good and appropriate conflict resolution. Also seek some good books on stress reduction to give you some ideas in this area.