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      I have recently left an abusive relationship which lasted (detail removed by moderator) years. I have looked up lots of advice online but I am scared to make the push and report it to the police. I have felt numb for 8 weeks. The abuse was more mental than physical but to cope I took to drinking vodka. I wanted to die when I was with him and attempted suicide (detail removed by moderator) years ago. I’m now sharing a bed with my 80 year old mum as I can’t afford my own place. How long does the numbness last

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      hi, Welcome to the forum and well done for leaving. Mental abuse can be just as devastating as physical. It is going to take time to get better to feel more yourself and to get over the trauma of what you have been through. As you start to heal then the numbness should leave ( speculating , as I am not in that position). I would see if you can self refer for some kind of counselling, depends on your area and or speak to your doctor about your situation. Plus women’s aid are always on the end of phone to help and advise xx

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      Hi, welcome here!
      I am still numb to certain situations, it has never fully left me and it will be soon 2 years that the police removed him from my life. I had court contact with him until a few months ago, that did not help.
      Try to get counseling.
      I am being refused support from the NHS, maybe you are more lucky. Try it. It will help you.

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