Feelings of Unreality

Everything might initially seem unreal when we fall victim to a crime or unforeseen events. We know what happened, yet it's hard to believe. Many people experience a sort of emotional emptiness and may be unable to recall the event's details. We might find it hard to talk about the incident and absorb the information shared with us. This is also when we might exhibit strong reactions, such as crying fits, shock, or anger towards the individual who committed the crime. However, as time passes, everything seems clearer, and it becomes easier to discuss what occurred.

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