If you experience enough traumatic experiences in a row it can cause a loss of emotion and empathy. I don't know if this is your case though.
that could definitely be the case with me
If you are on antidepressants they can numb your emotions. I had that experience with an SSRI.
i'm not but i probably need to be honestly
I relate to this so much, I always was a very empathetic person, but OCD has completely taken that from me. It’s weird not being able to cry anymore or to feel anything. I am glad I am not the only person who was experiencing this because it makes me feel like my intrusive thoughts don’t bother me as much because they don’t seem to incite a huge emotional response like I feel like they normally would when I didn’t have OCD.
honestly i think after so long of being so overwhelmed and experiencing repeated trauma from ocd and other things like things happening in this world currently, it only makes sense our brains would do this to protect us. :( im sure it won't last forever but we aren't meant to be under stress for so long.
Depression can do this sometimes.
I'm having the opposite problem. I've cried so much over the last few weeks. Including tonight.
i am so sorry. i am often, more often there. i hope you find at least a little peace soon 🥺❤️