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Could my emotional numbness be derived from my father who physically and verbally abused us?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Emotional numbness

We respond to what happens to us in very individual ways.
Even in abuse situations (which are painful for anyone), we each experience and process these uniquely. So the outcome (including possible emotional numbness is our own result, apart from the event. Best to understand and process one's own responses to such things, because we'll remain victims otherwise. Healing is truly possible.

In brief: Emotional numbness

We respond to what happens to us in very individual ways.
Even in abuse situations (which are painful for anyone), we each experience and process these uniquely. So the outcome (including possible emotional numbness is our own result, apart from the event. Best to understand and process one's own responses to such things, because we'll remain victims otherwise. Healing is truly possible.
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