Is it possible for a person to stop feeling emotions?

I was raped a couple months ago, Since then, along with other unfortunately events that have occurred, I have been having trouble feeling emotions. It's almost as if I'm a sociopath lacking any feeling. What can I do to change this?

Jen Strickland
Jen Strickland
Trauma Informed Gentle Counselor

You’re not a sociopath. You’re grieving and my heart grieves with you. Rape alters our sense of safety, security and piece of mind. Grief offers denial, numbing and shock to help us function in the days and months to come. 

Being real and authentic with yourself will, over time, change this. Take baby steps and go slow. This may take some time for your body, mind and heart to process and understand what happened to you. 

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

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