Post # 1
So here goes nothing. Today I will face the family member who broke into my house and assaulted me. There are no words for the million emotions running through my head.
I have not slept more than two hours at a time since it happened and I almost always wake up screaming. We’ve had to get a white noise machine for my daughter’s room so my screams don’t wake her up. She has a form of high functioning autism-similar in some ways to Asperger’s so it’s very important not to mess up her routine.
I have severe anxiety and cannot handle being home alone or returning to the house at night when I know my FI will not be here.
My left arm needs surgery and most likely physical therapy.
My family has not supported me instead choosing to support the attacker saying “They have problems and need to get help.” Not once have they asked how my daughter or I am handling things.
I’ve been diagnosed with PTSD and am now in counseling and on medication.
I’m praying that I will have the strength to handle today and that it will bring some sense of closure.
You have all been so supportive and I really appreciate all the kind messages you have sent me.
Has anyone ever had to face someone like this in court? Any words of advice?
Post # 3
I am praying for you. I hope something like that never happens to me, but it is a horrible fear of mine and know it would affect me more than I can imagine.
Hugs – I hope your family becomes more understanding too. Best of luck.
Post # 4
I will be thinking about you today, MrsA. It is a necessary step in beginning to mend your life back together. Just remember that you’re safe there, and no one can get to you. Try your best to keep it together for the best possible outcome. I hope you and Little A receive everything necessary in order for you to move on safely and happily.
Post # 5
@SoontobeMrsA: Wow I’m sorry for what has happened to you. It seem like you are taking all the right steps to helping yourself get better eg conseling. If there is any advise I would give to you is just to stay strong when in court and the aftermath of it. Your family is taking the attackers side so they may want to try and minimize what happened. Just don’t like anyone make you feel what you are doing is wrong. I also hope you have a strong support group. If anything you would at least have the bees here. I wish you luck at court. HUGS!
Post # 6
Oh wow. This is a tough situation for you to be in.
I am thinking of you today. Good for you for taking care of yourself and working on getting yourself the necessary tools to help you someday feel safe again. You will be ok. Remember, what you are doing is very brave and necessary.
ETA: When I read this I thought it was something that happened a long time ago and was finally reaching the courts. I went back and found the original post and didnt’ realize that it happened so recently. What happened to you is one of my biggest fears, and I can’t imagine how scared you are. This will be in my thoughts all day today…I hope it goes in your favor so your daughter is protected and you can regain confidence in your home and safety.
Post # 7
I have no advice for you but I wanted to say that I wish you all the best. I hope justice is done where this person is concerned and that you and Little A don’t have to worry about her anymore.
Post # 8
I have no advice, I just wanted to say you are in my prayers. I hope today is the first day you can start getting your life back.
Post # 9
I hope everything turns out well for you today! I’m still so sorry your going through all of this! Prayers are with you sweetie!
Post # 10
praying for you! you will get though this. just stay encouraged!
Post # 11
Good luck today and hopefully you can get through this 🙂
Post # 13
I’ll be thinking of you today!
Post # 14
I can’t offer any advice, but you’re in my thoughts, sweetie.
Post # 16
i just wanted to offer you some support today – you’re incredibly strong and brave, and you’re going to be awesome – keep your head up