Our expert says:
Your brother going to Europe may be really great for him, but does indeed evade his responsibilities back here. And any situations that necessarily involve lawyers are always stressful and often unsatisfying. Maybe you can get an interdict against the bf's ex partner to stop him saying bad things and harrassing you - but look for ways to prove he is doing that.
Spme decisions may have been badly timed, for instance with the business not yet prospering, maybe this wasn't the best time to move to a large new house.
Your mother's fitness to drive should be assessed by a doctor, and she could lose her license - but if, for instance, with your father in the hospital, she needs to get around, the rest of you need to make a realistic plan to help her do so without driving.
But let's focus on your main question. The emotional numbness is understandable, and isn't permament. Its often a sort of emotional equivalent to an overloaded electrical circuit blowing a fuse, and may prevent worse overload, and should fade away as individual problems get sorted out
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