Feeling out of touch with reality

When we are victims of a crime, everything may seem surreal at first.
We know what happened and yet it is hard to believe.
Many people feel a kind of emotional emptiness and may have difficulty remembering what happened in detail.

We may find it hard to talk about the incident and to take in any information given to us.
It is at this time too that severe reactions can occur, for example, bouts of crying, or feelings of shock or of anger at the offender.
However, after a while, everything becomes clearer and it gets easier to talk about what happened.

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