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Meaning of feeling numb?

Meaning of feeling numb? heartbroken: Hi,
One of the last things that my husband said to me was that he felt numb towards me.  Since I am so emotionally involved, I still can't figure out what this means.  Can you please explain how you interpret it.

Thanks.
HB
Magalucia: HB, if someone said that to me I would take it to mean they have no feelings toward me.  I doubt that is true, however, it sounds like he is basically trying to say he is no longer in love with you.


 Zeke: [quote author=Black Friday link=topic=50116.msg610998#msg610998 date=1194907527">
HB, if someone said that to me I would take it to mean they have no feelings toward me.  I doubt that is true, however, it sounds like he is basically trying to say he is no longer in love with you.
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Or, he is trying to stuff his feelings in a drawer. He could simply be avoiding all of the guilt and other conflicting emotions he is feeling.
 bjs2005: I think he means he feels emotionally numb towards you, like he feels nothing for you, not love, not hate, nothing. Basically he can't feel right now, for whatever reason he's shut down his emotional engine.

He is feeling confused about the emotions he is feeling, and as a male, is having a hard time dealing with emotions outside the normal realm of his emotional depth. He needs to deal with the emotions he is feeling and not turn off his emotions completely to avoid dealing with ones he is not comfortable with.

This might help explain:

http://www.malehealth.co.uk/userpage1.cfm?item_id=149
 heartbroken: Wow, thanks guys.  Your explanations are really insightful and make perfect sense. 

Thanks for the link bjs2005.  Men and woman are truly from Mars & Venus.  I tend to forget that we experience things very differently from the other gender and get so easily hurt  by the words from his mouth because to me what he is saying is not what I hear... and vice versa! 

I don't have a lot of close male friends to talk to so I really appreciate your insight into the male psyhce.
 

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