Get additional support by obtaining a protection order that makes it illegal for the stalker to come near.
Know that the person harassing you may also get arrested and convicted in the criminal justice system.
Most people assume that stalkers are strangers, but actually, three in four victims are harassed by someone they know.
If you are in immediate danger, call 911 and report everything that’s happened to the police.
You may also have trouble sleeping or concentrating at work or school. Every year in the United States, 3.4 million people are stalked and youth between the ages of 18-24 experience the highest rates.
Remember, each type of abuse is serious and no one deserves to experience abuse of any kind. More than one in 10 high school students have already experienced some form of physical aggression from a dating partner, and many of these teens did not know what to do when it happened.
If you recognize any of these warning signs in your own relationship, you can always call, chat or text with a loveisrespect peer advocate. If you are in a similar situation: Unhealthy or abusive relationships usually get worse.
Learn more about how to recognize emotional abuse by checking out our Power and Control Wheel.
Sometimes verbal abuse is so bad that you actually start believing what your partner says.