(Closed) Feeling paranoid and scared all the time since SO's assault

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I am so, so sorry to hear about what you and your SO have been through.  That night changed so much for you.  I’m glad that your SO has healed all right physically.  I have fortunately never been in this situation, but as I read through your post, I wondered if maybe you’d feel a little bit more empowerd – or safter – if you and your SO took a self defense class?

Post # 4
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I’m really sorry this happened.  The self-defense class is a great piece of advice.


Also, I would suggest that maybe you and your SO speak to a therapist. There is very valid reason for you to be feeling like this, but it’s taking over your life. Talking to someone just might make you feel better.

Post # 5
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would give your local police station a call and see if their victim’s services section has any way to make a referral for counseling or other intervention for victims and their families.  Often these services attached to a police file can be provided at no cost.  If that’s not an option I’d really look at funding some counselling on your own.

You seem to be taking a normal feeling and behaviour of wanting to prevent re-victimization but you’re taking it further and further and it sounds like it’s starting to really interfere with your day to day life.  A state of hypervigiliance like that is not good for your stress level or general health.


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