Dear Dr. Phil, this can't be my life
Thursday, February 21, 2013
How the world has turned sinced my stalker arrived. She got out of the hospital today while I was at an out of state conference. The conference was really really boring but I felt safe for the first time in days. No way she could surprise me or call me.
I was at a manufacturing plant so lots of walking. I ate clean. Then on the way home = a candy bar to offset the mounting anxiety.
Tons of messages from friends checking on me. How lucky I am for the friends and family I have.
I really apprecitate the caring ideas I've gotten from the comments.
In response, I can't get a restraining order until she threatens in me. Standing on the street at the head of my driveway staring is creepy but not illegal. Showing up in public places where I'm at is creepier but also not illegal. Public hysteria because I she's afraid I'm out of her life, only illegal if she doesn't move on when police is called. She moves on. Its creepiest.
I went to sites looking for info and found a list of things I that I have to do in order to keep myself safe because the law protects her. It should. I don't know how I can respect our system of laws by asking the she be locked up for being creepy. I don't know how the law can protect us both... so it's up to me to protect myself.
I have to change what I do, where I go, and don't have predictable routines.
I'm a 56 year old gray haired plump woman this can't be happening.
On the good front.. because there is always a good side somewhere, I have a wonderful life and this unfortunate woman does not have anything but her insanity.