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Common mistakes victims make

Common mistakes victims make

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Common Mistakes Victims Make

  • Failing to accurately log incidents and keep evidence.
  • Not following advice on digital safety e.g. failing to change passwords or clean computers and mobiles, not adapting your social network habits.
  • Not giving your stalker a clear message that you want the behavior to stop, that you are not interested in any form of relationship.
  • Responding to your stalker in any way, shape or form. (Even negative response will encourage stalkers to continue).
  • Trying to reason or bargain with your stalker.
  • Believing you can deal with it on your own.
  • Ignoring your instincts. The gift of fear is a warning sign something is wrong.
  • Ignoring the early warning signs.
  • Not taking the situation seriously.
  • Blaming yourself.
  • Not taking adequate safety precautions.
  • Seeking a restraining or protective order without thinking of the potential consequences.
  • Failing to obtain support from others either personally or professionally, including family, friends, work colleagues and police.
  • Expecting police to solve the entire problem and not taking responsibility your own safety.
Men are often the forgotten victims of domestic abuse

Men are often the forgotten victims of domestic abuse

Look at your home like your abuser would

Look at your home like your abuser would